2014-15 USNews and World Report
U.S. News & World Report
UI Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in Iowa nationally ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the country’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.” 2014-2015 rankings: cancer (42); cardiology and heart surgery (45); diabetes and endocrinology (42); neonatology (30); nephrology (20); neurology and neurosurgery (26); orthopedics (32); pulmonology (46). UI Children’s Hospital has received this annual recognition for pediatric health care since 2009.
Magnet
UI Hospitals and Clinics was the first hospital in Iowa to receive Magnet designation for nursing excellence, and one of only 55 nationally to be recognized three times. This designation is valid for a four-year period, and was first received in 2004, with renewals in 2008 and 2013.
Level IV NICU
UI Children’s Hospital is home to Iowa’s Level IV NICU, the highest designation possible as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This means we are equipped to care for the smallest and sickest infants. Our survival rates among all babies cared for in the NICU is more than 95%, which ranks among the best of any NICU in the country.
Level 1 Trauma Center
UI Children’s Hospital if the first and only hospital in Iowa to earn designation as a Level 1 Trauma Center for pediatrics from the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This designation is valid for a three-year period, and was first received in 2009.
Verified Burn Treatment Center
UI Hospitals and Clinics is home to the only burn treatment center in Iowa verified by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association. This verification is valid for three years.
OptumHealth Care Centers of Excellence
OptumHealth Care Solutions designates our neonatal intensive care (2012) and pediatric bone marrow transplant (2008) services as “Centers of Excellence.” The pediatric heart transplant program received Transplant Access Program designation in 2008.
Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories
UI Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in Iowa accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) for pediatric transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal echocardiography. This accreditation is valid for a three-year period, and we have been accredited since 2004.
University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities
The Federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has designated by the Administration for Developmental Disabilities as Iowa’s University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities. This designation is valid for a five-year period, and was first received in 1972.