Quick Facts

  • 800 to 900 critically ill newborns are cared for each year in our state-of-the-art 70-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Clinical care takes place in an environment emphasizing teamwork among faculty, fellows, and NICU non-physician caregivers
  • Fellows manage up to 6 to 8 post-discharge high-risk patients at a time
  • Outcomes for our very low birth weight infants are excellent, ranking in the top 10% nationally
  • 10 of our 13 neonatology faculty are included among the Best Doctors®
  • University of Iowa Children's Hospital is ranked 20th nationally among children's hospitals by Child Magazine
  • UI Hospitals and Clinics nursing staff ranks among U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded UI Hospitals and Clinics the state's first Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence in 2004, and twice granted Magnet re-designation for four years (2008-2013).  

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