The new University of Iowa Children’s Hospital will be
designed as a healing environment that improves the health
and well-being of children and their families.
expanding existing programs and developing new services
on-site and throughout Iowa to meet the current and future
needs of Iowa’s children.
The guiding principle of the UI Children’s Hospital project
is to create a system of care for Iowa’s children—bringing
together services and resources as part of a comprehensive
Our goal is to help families be safe and healthy at
home, in school, and in the community.
Construction begins: Fall 2012
Target completion: March 2016
Cost: Approximately $292 million – funded through bonds, patient revenue, and private gifts. No tax dollars being used.
Location: South of, and connected to, the existing hospital
Size: 480,000 square feet in new construction plus 56,250 square feet of renovated existing space
Number of floors: Approximately 14 floors (12 above ground, 2 below ground)
University of Iowa Children's Hospital Building Campaign
As part of “Iowa First: Our Campaign for Breakthrough Medicine,” we seek to raise $50 million toward the cost of building the new UI Children’s Hospital. Opportunities will exist for naming recognition within the hospital for individual, corporate, and foundation donors who make significant gift commitments, payable over five years. In addition, we aim to raise an additional $50 million to support research, physicians, nurses, and programs such as Child Life and family-centered-care initiatives. For more information about these opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In October 2012, the Gerdin family of Solon, Iowa, made a $12 million gift commitment to support the new UI Children's Hospital. The gift, from the Gerdin Family Foundation, is the largest to date for the UI Children's Hospital $50 million building campaign. In recognition of this contribution, the lobby and children's theater in the new hospital will be named for the Gerdin family. Read more.
UI Children's Hospital has been dedicated to meeting the health care needs of children and families for more than 90 years. As Iowa’s only
comprehensive children’s hospital and academic medical center, we also perform groundbreaking research to help solve the
mysteries of childhood diseases, and we educate and train the next generation of health care professionals.
If you have questions or input you would like to share, send an email to KidsBuildingUpdate@uiowa.edu
A Statewide Resource
Pediatric patients treated at UI Children's Hospital during the 2011 fiscal year, by county.