About Us

Basic Facts

Night view of the hospital

On any given day at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers collaborate to provide safe, quality health care to our patients while also exceeding their expectations with excellent service.

We are a 732-bed hospital that annually admits more than 33,000 patients for in-patient hospital care. In addition, in fiscal year 2015, we received more than 57,000 emergency department visits. We also represent more than 200 outpatient clinics and care areas and accommodated more than 935,000 clinic visits at our main campus and community and outreach clinics.

In fiscal year 2015, we employed 1,653 physicians and dentists, resident physicians and resident dentists, and fellows. We employed 6,969 non-physician staff members, including 1,972 professional nurses. In addition, we were assisted by a dedicated corps of more than 1,300 volunteers.

In addition to providing first-rate primary care, we offer the services of board-certified physicians in more than 200 specialties. We take seriously our role as a comprehensive health care center, receiving referrals for specialty care from physicians around the country.

Our inpatient services are located in our main complex of buildings on the UI campus in Iowa City. Many of our outpatient services are also located at our campus location. In addition, we offer a variety of outpatient care services at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing in Coralville and at UI Health Care clinics and UI QuickCare locations throughout eastern Iowa.

Our physician staff members also serve as faculty members in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Their teaching and research activities complement their patient care responsibilities, giving them the advantage of using the latest technology and research understanding in your care.

Here is a brief sample of the numbers of procedures we performed in fiscal year 2015:

  • We are a major transplant center; in fiscal year 2015, we performed 524 organ and tissue transplants.
  • Our AirCare helicopter and partner air services delivered 1,162 patients to us in fiscal year 2015; 347 patents were transported by ground ambulances.
  • In fiscal year 2015, we performed more than 317,000 radiographic examinations--procedures like X-rays, PET scans, CT scans, and MRIs.

For more information, view a snapshot of our service record figures.