About Us

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Comprehensive Care for Our Community and Beyond

Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.

Listed as a Top 10 Hospital Nationally for Customer Loyalty

NRC Health and Becker's Hospital Review ranked University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics eighth in the country for customer loyalty in a 2018 national survey.

A Top Hospital Employer for Diversity

Forbes Magazine ranked UI Health Care on its 2020 list of “Best Employers for Diversity.” UI Health Care is No. 47 nationwide and No. 10 in its Healthcare & Social category.

One of Nation's Top Employers 2018

Forbes Magazine named University of Iowa Health Care as the No. 7 employer in the health care industry category and in the top 50 in all industries (2018). Forbes also places UI Health Care in the top 25 in the health care industry for its Best Employers for Women ranking (2018). 

Our Magnet Recognition

UI Hospitals & Clinics was the first hospital in Iowa to be designated a Magnet Hospital (2004) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the first hospital in Iowa to be re-designated three times (2008, 2013 and 2018).

Recognition for Our Services

University of Iowa Hospitals & 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. In 2020-2021 four of our adult care specialties were ranked, including two in the top 10 among the nation’s best, including  ophthalmology (6th), otolaryngology (7th), gynecology (34th), and cancer (41th). Four additional specialties, gastroenterology, orthopedics, pulmonary, and urology, were listed as "high-performing."

Our Commitment to Quality Care

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. UI Hospitals & Clinics and UI Stead Family 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 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.

Our Mission

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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.

Our ICARE Core Values


We seek creative ways to solve problems.


We believe teamwork is the best way to work.


We behave ethically, act openly and with integrity in all that we do, taking responsibility for our actions.


We honor diversity and recognize the worth and dignity of every person.


We strive to achieve excellence in all that we do.

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