UI Health Care combines 'one-on-one connection' and 'skill'

“My story isn't exceptional, but it is an illustration of the exceptional care University of Iowa Health Care provides. To my family, UI Health Care combines the one-on-one connection often found at a community hospital with the experience and skill desired at an academic institution.”

“I recently gave birth to my third child. All of my children were delivered at UI Health Care. I could have delivered at other hospitals, but I choose University of Iowa because I knew I would receive exceptional pregnancy care.”

Rachel Maassen, MD, MBA, was my provider for all three pregnancies. Dr. Maassen goes above and beyond–she supported my family throughout my pregnancies and she was there to deliver all three of my healthy baby boys. Since UI Health Care is a teaching hospital, I worked with other providers during my care but it was Dr. Maassen that was with me at delivery.”

“The kind of care I received isn't available at all hospitals–big or small.”

“Having access to specialty care was important to my family and myself. It put us at ease knowing that if we needed additional care, there were capable specialists only steps away.”

“After our baby was born, he was scheduled to have his first weight check two days after being discharged from the hospital. I was hoping to set up the appointment with Lori Christensen, MD, our family’s pediatrician, but was told that her schedule was full for the day. I knew that it was due to the quick turnaround and told myself that he would see her for future visits.”

“When we arrived for his appointment, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Dr. Christensen made herself available for our first visit.”

“Although UI Health Care is a large hospital, I was able to connect with my provider of choice. These are small, but very important, things that University of Iowa has done to meet my needs as a parent and as a patient. We are very happy with our care and would recommend University of Iowa Health Care to others.”

Rachel Asbury, patient
University of Iowa Health Care