Basic Facts

Night View

On any given day at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, more than 16,500 employees, students, and volunteers collaborate to provide safe, quality health care to our patients while also exceeding their expectations with excellent service.

We are an 860-bed hospital that annually admits more than 32,800 patients for in-patient hospital care in fiscal year 2020. We received over 50,000 emergency department visits; performed more than 32,800 major surgical operations; and led over 150,000 minor surgical procedures.

We also represent more than 200 outpatient clinics and care areas and accommodated more than 1 million clinic visits at our main campus and community and outreach clinics.

In fiscal year 2020, we employed over 1,850 physicians and dentists, resident physicians and resident dentists, and fellows. We also employed nearly 3,200 nurses as well as more than 3,200 medical staff, and 3,100 non-patient care professionals. In addition, we were assisted by a dedicated corps of volunteers who provided over 82,000 hours of service.

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 2020:

  • We are a major transplant center; in fiscal year 2020, we performed over 550 organ and tissue transplants.
  • Our AirCare helicopter and partner air services delivered 1,095 patients to us in fiscal year 2020; 254 patients were transported by ground ambulances.
  • We performed over 364,000 radiographic examinations–procedures like X-rays, PET scans, CT scans, and MRIs.

For more information about UI Health Care, read our 2020 annual report.