Address: 5406 Merle Hay Road
PO Box 707
Johnston, IA 50131
Main Hospital Phone Number: (515) 727-8750
Specialty Unit Webpage:

ChildServe knows kids, and we know specialty healthcare.

Our team of experts helps identify and meet the unique needs of children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries and other special healthcare needs.

Address: 1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
Main Hospital Phone Number: (515) 247-3121
Address: 1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Main Hospital Phone Number: (515) 241-5926
Specialty Unit Webpage:

About Us
Blank Children’s Hospital, a service of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, is completely dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of children. Blank Children’s is an 108-bed environment that embraces and encourages families to be a part of their child’s healing and recovery. Everything from equipment to decor is designed specifically for children.

Committed to Family-Centered Healing, Caring and Teaching
At Blank Children’s Hospital, we embrace a family-centered care philosophy where families are recognized as the most important part of a child’s healing process and are encouraged to be actively involved in patient care as the constant in children’s lives.

Our care philosophy has shown that children:

Are less anxious
Need less medication
Recover faster

A Hospital Uniquely for Children
Blank Children’s Hospital was completely renovated in 2001 and expanded to fit the unique health care needs of children, to enable pediatric specialists to deliver 21st-century medicine, and to provide comfort and peace for families. From spending the night in their child’s room to family space and play areas, Blank Children’s Hospital is full of amenities to make family involvement easy and comfortable.

Key features:

Medical equipment just the right size for kids.
Décor that’s designed to be soothing to children and families.
Private, spacious inpatient rooms, which comfortably accommodate overnight stays by a family member.
Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery – one of the first Level IIIB neonatal intensive care units anywhere to offer private rooms, enabling neonatal specialists to maximize newborns’ growth and development potential while giving families the amenities necessary to stay and bond with their child.
Pediatric intensive care unit featuring the latest in pediatric critical care technology and treatment .
Private conference rooms – where families can meet with staff and make important decisions.
Comfortable lounges on every floor.
Play areas for patients and siblings on every floor.

Address: 200 Hawkins Drive 1337DJCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Main Hospital Phone Number: (888) 573-5437

About Us

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital has been dedicated to meeting the health care needs of children and families since 1919. As Iowa’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, we provide care for children from birth to young adulthood. Services range from promoting wellness to the care of general childhood illness, surgery, traumatic injuries, life-threatening and chronic illnesses, and developmental disabilities. As part of an academic medical center, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital also performs groundbreaking research to help solve the mysteries of childhood diseases, in addition to training the next generation of health care professionals.
Quick Facts

More than 170 pediatric physicians and surgeons
More than 200 pediatric physicians, surgeons, and dentists
UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital cared for 83,937 children last year from all 99 Iowa counties, 45 states, and 20 other countries
190 pediatric beds

Our Philosophy
Patient and Family Centered Care
UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is a leader in family-centered care, which includes the family as members of the multi-disciplinary care delivery team. Read more about our Patient and Family Centered Care.
Quality and Safety
We measure the quality of your care by how well we meet your expectations and the highest national standards of safety and effectiveness.

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