University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics employs more than 1,600 physicians, dentists, residents and fellows, as well nearly 7,000 nonphysician staff members including 1,972 nurses. In 2015, clinicians at the hospital performed 524 organ and tissue transplants.
UI Hospitals and Clinics' roots date back to 1873 when the University of Iowa and the Sisters of Mercy Catholic order partnered to welcome the first patient. Today, the health system is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center. Also a regional referral center, UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital deliver healthcare in collaboration with University of Iowa Physicians, the state's largest multi-specialty medical and surgical group.
In 2005, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics became the first hospital in the U.S. to offer a BabySim for physicians to practice on. The BabySim offers the realistic physiological characteristics of an infant to let physicians practice responses to airway trauma. In 2015, clinicians at the hospital performed 524 organ and tissue transplants.
U.S News & World Report ranked the hospital nationally in nine pediatric specialties and seven adult specialties, and ranked the hospital first in Iowa in its 2015-16 rankings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center designated the hospital as a Magnet facility, and Truven Health Analytics also named the hospital to its 2016 100 Top Hospitals list.
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