About Us

About Us

Forbes America's Best Employer
America’s #1 Health Care Employer 2016
Forbes Magazine named University of Iowa Health Care as the Number 1 employer in the Health Care industry category and Number 7 employer overall (2016)

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center.

We are committed to providing patient-focused care—available to every person, around the clock—in an environment devoted to innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes.

In our 2014 fiscal year, we employed 1,617 physicians, residents, and fellows, and 6,730 non-physician employees, including 1,904 professional nurses. We're assisted each year by a dedicated corps of more than 1,500 volunteers.

UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital together deliver quality care in collaboration with University of Iowa Physicians, the state's largest multi-specialty medical and surgical group practice composed of faculty physicians of the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. These partners work together as University of Iowa Health Care, to provide patient care, conduct biomedical research, and train the next generation of health professionals.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Our Mission

Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

University of Iowa Health Care is changing medicine through

  • Pioneering discovery
  • Innovative interprofessional education
  • Delivery of superb clinical care
  • An extraordinary patient experience in a multi–disciplinary, collaborative, team-based environment

University of Iowa Health Care is changing lives by

  • Preventing and curing disease
  • Improving health and well–being
  • Assuring access to care for people in Iowa and throughout the world

Our Vision

World Class People.

  • Building on our greatest strength.

World Class Medicine.

  • Creating a new standard of excellence in integrated patient care, research and education.

For Iowa and the World.

  • Making a difference in quality of life and health for generations.