University of Iowa Children's Hospital
|University of Iowa Children's Hospital|
|Location||200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa, United States|
|Affiliated university||University of Iowa|
|Emergency department||Level I trauma center|
|Lists||Hospitals in Iowa|
University of Iowa Children's Hospital is a teaching hospital for children founded in 1919, located inside University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. It benefits from the services of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
UI Children's Hospital will open a new stand-alone facility adjacent to UI Hospitals and Clinics, set to open in summer 2016. See photos and building progress.
- Parent Magazine ranked UI Children's Hospital as the 20th ranked Children's Hospital in America for 2009.
- U.S. News & World Report's annual publication of "America's Best Children's Hospitals" ranked UI Children's pediatric kidney disorders treatment program as 25th. This makes UI Children's Hospital the first in Iowa to achieve a pediatric ranking.
- U.S. News and World Report's ranking of Best Children's Hospitals ranked University of Iowa Children's Hospital in seven specialties:
- First hospital in Iowa to receive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. Received designations in 2004, 2008, and 2013.
- The first pediatrics hospital in Iowa designation as a Level 1 Trauma Center for pediatrics from the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.
- Selected by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a Quality Care Award recipient (2009).
- OptumHealth Care Solutions designated neonatal intensive care (2012) and bone marrow transplant (2008) services as "Centers of Excellence."
- The pediatric heart transplant program received the Transplant Access Program designation from OptumHealth Care Solutions in 2008.
The following medical divisions are available: General Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Allergy/Pulmonary diseases, Anesthesia, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Burn Treatment, Cardiology, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Health Specialty Clinics, Child Neurology, Child Psychology, Child Psychiatry, Clinical Pharmacology, Continuity of Care, Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Developmental Disabilities, ECMO, Emergency Care, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Nutrition, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spinal Deformity, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Speech, Swallowing, Voice, Pediatric Outreach Clinics (Cardiac-Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hemoglobinopathy, Neurology, Neuromuscular), Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Special Education, Specialized Child Health Services, Surgery (Pediatric), Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Toxicology, Transplantation Surgery, Trauma Surgery, and Urology.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is in partnership with University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and University of Iowa Children's Hospital which completes the state University of Iowa Health Care.
The Ponseti method
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is also where Dr. Ignacio Ponseti developed the Ponseti method. The Ponseti method is a revolutionary non-surgical way to treat congenital clubfoot, which had previously been treated through surgeries to infants or children at a young age. The Ponseti method is a way to treat clubfoot through a series of manipulating bones and tendons in the foot and holding them in place through a series of casts. It is a treatment technique that is still used worldwide to this day. More information on it can be found on UI Children's website, the World Health Organisation website, and many other places.
In the fall of 2012, the project to create a new University of Iowa Children's Hospital. The hospital will be located to the west of the current at the site of a former parking structure University Hospital and will be connected to the hospital and new parking structure as well. The target completion date for the project is in March 2016.
The project costs approximately $292 million – none of which was funded by tax dollars. The funding was achieved through bonds, patient revenue, and private gifts.
The building is 480,000 square feet of new construction as well as 56,250 square feet of renovated existing space. It will be 14 floors (12 above ground, two below ground).
Kid Captain program
Since 2008 the University of Iowa Children's Hospital has teamed up with the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor UI Children's Hospital patients and celebrate their inspirational stories.
Kid Captains are nominated by those familiar with them and are given the opportunity to be an honorary captain at a University of Iowa football game.
Fourteen children are chosen every year. In 2013 there were 462 children nominated.
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- "Our History: About Us: University of Iowa Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2007-10-22.
- What's New: University of Iowa Children's Hospital: University of Iowa Health Care
- University of Iowa Children's Hospital
- University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
- UI Children's Hospital Ranks in the Nation's Top 25
- Honors and Distinctions - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
- University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine