UI Hospitals & Clinics patients participate in the 2016 Transplant Games

A donor and transplant patients made their way to the Transplant Games to show that "Life Is Good...After Transplant." An organ donation is truly a gift of life, and thirteen University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center patients showed that their stories didn't end at donation or transplant...they...

Rising from tragedy

Late one winter Sunday morning, Bruce Brockway and his 10-year-old son Garrett began cleaning up trees and brush that littered the woodsy backyard of their Burlington home. They planned on a few hours of work thanks to a windstorm from a couple of days earlier. But in one unthinkable moment, the Brockway family’s life changed forever.

UI team performs center's 5,000th organ transplant

Surgical transplant team in an operating room
Leaders of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Organ Transplant Center announce that the program has performed its 5,000th solid organ transplant. This milestone was reached in March of 2015 when a patient received a new liver. The UI Organ Transplant Center, which also serves the...

Jessica’s transplant: a story of giving and receiving

At the center of this story is Jessica: a 31-year-old businesswoman, mom, former cheerleader, and kidney donor. Add to her story a cast of family members: stepmom Elisabeth, older sister Maile, father Richard, two-year-old daughter Lucia, and husband Lance. About 20 years ago, Maile’s kidneys...

Bariatric surgery success story – Tracy Schaufenbuel

Watch a video about Tracy's success with bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery success story – Donna Foster Paulsen

Watch a video about Donna's success with bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery success story - Dawn Walker

Watch and learn more about Dawn's success with bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery success story - Brenda Martzke

Watch and learn more about Brenda's success with bariatric surgery.

Brent Wightman's spine rehabilitation story

Brent Wightman was able to get his life back after suffering from back pain from years of hard work. All thanks to the many rehabilitative services the our hospital has to offer. He recommends the UI Hospitals & Clinics Spine Center to everyone who has chronic back pain.

Work injury recovery center helps patients and employers

“If the clinician knows your area of injury backwards and forwards, they can quickly assess what’s going on and decide whether you can get back in the game or not.”--James Nepola, MD.