Children's and Women's Services


Clinical Resource Unit (Children’s and Women’s Services)
The CWS CRU is an in-house Registered Nurse float pool for the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. This unit is divided into five teams. Nurses in the pool choose a team based on their expertise, experience and preferences, with an emphasis on staff flexibility and adaptability.

  • Team A: Pediatric Critical Care (PICU) and Pediatric Medical-Surgical (Bone Marrow Transplant/ Endocrine/ Gastrointestinal/ Hematology/ Oncology/ Neurosurgery/ Pediatric Surgery/ Renal/ Transplant/ Trauma/ Urology)
  • Team B: Pediatric Critical Care (PICU) and Pediatric Medical-Surgical (Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Peds, Neurology/ Otolaryngology/ Orthopedics/ Pulmonary)
  • Team C: Labor, Delivery, and Recovery (Triage/ Labor/ Delivery/ Recovery/ high risk Antepartum) and Mother Baby Care Unit (Antepartum, Postpartum, Newborn Nursery)
  • Team D: Pediatric Medical Surgical Units
  • Team E: Pediatric Critical Care (PICU) and Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NICU)

General Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology and Medical Surgical Unit (2 JCP)
This 35 bed unit has a broad range of pediatric patients including infants to young adults. Medical/surgical services include cardiology, pulmonology, general pediatrics, neurology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, and orthopedics. Intermediate care includes patients with congenital heart surgery, acute respiratory distress due to asthma/respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and ventilatory management.

Labor and Delivery Unit (6 JPP)
The 12 bed Labor and Delivery (L&D) unit provides services to women of all ages experiencing low and high-risk pregnancy and births. L&D comprises 8 high risk antepartum/birthing suites, 2 operating rooms, and 4 recovery/triage rooms.

Mother-Baby Care Unit (MBCU) (6 JPP)
The 28 bed Mother-Baby Care Unit offers specialized maternity care for women who are high-risk ante-partum, low and high-risk postpartum, and normal newborns.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Bays 1-5 (NIC 1 to 4 located in 6 JPP; NIC 5 located in 7 RCN)
The NICU has five patient-care bays, 72 monitored beds, an on-site 24-hour pediatric pathology lab, and on-site respiratory care services. NICU Bay 1 has level-three beds only; Bays 2 through 5 have both level two and level three beds. The units have private and semi-private rooms with family accommodations. The patient populations include critically ill newborns, very low birth weight premature infants, and infants with congenital heart defects and anomalies. The NICU also provides long-term care for chronically ill babies.

NIC/NIC Float: In-house Registered Nurse float pool for the 5-Bay NICU at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant, and Medical/Surgical Unit (3 JCP)
3JCP is a 31 bed unit that has a patient population ranging in age from newborn to 18 years of age. Specialty areas include hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant, renal, renal transplant, endocrine, gastrointestinal, liver transplant, urology, general surgery, neurosurgery, and trauma.

*Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapies accredited transplant program (2010)

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) (7 JPP)
The 16 bed PICU cares for patients who range in age from newborn to 18 years and have a wide range of complex medical and/or surgical conditions needing critical care nursing. Medical subspecialties include cardiology, GI, nephrology, hematology/oncology, neurology, and pulmonology. Surgical subspecialties include cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, orthopedics, organ transplant (heart, liver, and kidney), and trauma.


Center for Disabilities and Development
This outpatient clinic brings together the resources of several departments and services to address disabilities and developmental disorders in both children and adults. The clinic has become Iowa’s most trusted resource for health care, training, research, and information for people with disabilities.

Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team
The Neonatal/Pediatric Transport team transports critically ill premature neonates, infants, and children under the age of nine from referral centers throughout Iowa and neighboring states by helicopter or a specially-equipped ambulance.

Pediatric Dialysis Center (3 GH)
This four-bed unit is the first and only dedicated Pediatric Dialysis Unit in the state of Iowa. It provides comprehensive care to patients’ age newborn to 21 years old with chronic kidney disease or acute kidney injury requiring dialysis therapies.

Pediatric Specialty Clinic (2 JCP)
The Pediatric Specialty Clinic offers comprehensive care to patients from infancy through adolescence. This clinic focuses on multiple pediatric specialties including allergy/pulmonary, cardiology, genetics, neurology, renal, urology, hematology-oncology, endocrine, gastroenterology, psychology, rheumatology, pediatric, and thoracic surgery.

UI Women's Health Center (3 PFP)
The Iowa Women’s Health Center provides gynecologic, obstetric, and infertility care. This clinic has 13 gynecological subspecialties including general gynecology, vulvar/vaginal diseases, PMS, menopause, fibroid diagnosis and therapy, colposcopy, urogynecology and LLETZ therapy. Obstetrical specialties include reproductive endocrinology and infertility, in vitro fertilization, high-risk obstetrics, prenatal genetics, fetal diagnosis, and therapy.