Quick Facts

Quick facts
  • The current state-of-the-art PICU opened in March 2004. This facility was expanded to 20 beds in 2009. Freestanding University of Iowa Children’s Hospital is under construction, with expected completion December 2016.
  • Approximately 2 fellows accepted per year; total of 6 positions.
  • The PICU has approximately 1500 admissions per year and an average daily census of 13-15 patients.
  • Cardiac ICU patients cared for primarily by PICU service.
  • University of Iowa Children’s Hospital ranked “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report in 2015-16.
  • In 2010, our department ranked 20th in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding among pediatric departments located within medical schools.
  • Our department received $17.1 million in direct costs in 2010.
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine ranked 11th in the nation among public medical schools by U.S. News & World Report. Overall, the research enterprise is $203.6 million.