Comprehensive, multidisciplinary care is a hallmark of an academic medical center.

University of Iowa Health Care patient services range from routine primary care to sophisticated treatments for patients with complex and rare conditions.

The faculty and staff of UI Health Care conduct biomedical research that has led to some of the most important discoveries in treatments for cancer, heart attack, stroke, eye diseases, hearing loss, genetic diseases, birth defects, and many other conditions.

And, through its educational mission, UI Health Care trains the next generation of global leaders in patient care, medical research, and education.

UI Health Care is guided by a common strategic plan to maximize its ability to support and improve the health and well-being of the people of Iowa and influence the delivery of health care throughout the world. The common themes throughout the strategic plan are inclusion, collaboration, and accountability—all directed toward achieving excellence in our tripartite mission of patient care, education, and research.

UI Health Care is unique among academic health systems. Composed of UI Hospitals & Clinics, the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and UI Physicians, UI Health Care is integrated under a single leader and from one enterprise-wide strategic plan. This integration is one reason UI Health Care leads the way in providing tertiary- and quaternary-level patient care, educating future medical and allied health professionals, and conducting significant biomedical research.

The UI Health Care Strategic Plan 2021-2026 will guide the enterprise toward its vision to be a destination academic health system for Iowa and the world.

The health care enterprise is part of the University of Iowa, one of America’s premier public research universities.

Founded in 1847, it is the state’s oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.

Iowa is known for excellence in both the arts and sciences, offering world-class undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in a variety of fields.

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Educates the next generation of physicians and health care providers

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Medical care

Provides world-class, accessible, and equitable medical care and expertise to patients, families, and communities

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Research and discovery

Seeks knowledge and discoveries that advance biomedical science, leading to improved treatments, enhanced prevention strategies, and reduced health disparities that lead to better quality health and health care

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Serving Iowa and beyond

Fosters care, research, and education collaborations with health systems and providers across Iowa and the region in service to rural and underserved communities


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Advocates for and facilitates changes that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care, education, research, and the health of Iowa and beyond

U.S. News & World Report rankings

# 1

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Consecutive years ranked among America's best academic medical centers


Carver College of Medicine programs/areas ranked

Top 200

Best global universities