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New children’s hospital puts kids first, second and third.

It’s been in the works since before many of its patients were born, but the new, state-of- the-art University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital has finally opened its doors to the public.

After digging through a nearby sandbox, our investigative team uncovered previously unseen documents revealing many details of what is now the tallest building in Iowa City.

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Kid returns home, forgets he was actually at hospital.

A child from Des Moines returned home today after a short stay in the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, but he swears he’s been home the entire time.

The child in question was at Iowa’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital, but he refuses to believe he was in a hospital because “there’s no way a hospital could feel so much like home.”

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Kids unwrap present, find new children’s hospital open for business.

Nothing is more exciting than opening a present, and kids across Iowa and beyond unwrapped a giant one on February 25 when the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital officially opened. Now kids from all over can get the most advanced care in a hospital built just for them.

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New children’s hospital features fridge-worthy art work.

With the opening of the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, some awesome art has come to Iowa City—maybe even better than the finger paintings I did in kindergarten that my mom keeps on our fridge.

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Lights, camera, children’s hospital!

Move over elementary school plays about the Gettysburg Address, there’s a new crowning achievement in stagecraft coming to town. You may not think of stage plays when you think of hospitals, but that’s exactly what the brilliant architecty people did when designing the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

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New children’s hospital puts kids first, second and third.

It’s been in the works since before many of its patients were born, but the new, state-of- the-art University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital has finally opened its doors to the public.

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New children’s hospital to hold open house, invites everyone reading this headline.

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Pretty much everyone in Iowa and beyond wanting to get a sneak peek at the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

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The top 5 things kids are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

As November rolls on, Thanksgiving approaches, bringing with it an overflowing cornucopia of cherished traditions such as cheek pinching by older relatives and turning two-dimensional hand tracings into refrigerator-worthy turkeys. But the real meaning behind this most American of holidays is, of course, being thankful for all the blessings we too often take for granted.

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Kid named captain of college football team, majors in inspiration.

While the idea of a six-year-old child being elected captain of a college football team may seem unlikely to most, the honor is common practice at the University of Iowa. Since 2009, it’s been tradition for an elite group of children to be chosen as Kid Captains for the Hawkeyes.

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Babies make election prediction, leave experts pouting.

It’s the most important election since voters chose a new crayon color, and everyone is wondering who will win come November. While most news outlets are turning to self-proclaimed “experts” with degrees from big kid schools, those truly in the know are looking to the source of all things wise and good for their predictions—babies.

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New children’s hospital becomes most popular Halloween costume of 2016.

Fairies, pirates, and characters from flash-in-the-pan summer movies take note, kids across Iowa are clamoring for a new costume this Halloween. While most wouldn’t think a state-of-the-art children’s hospital would make for a popular trick-or-treating outfit, it turns out kids can’t wait to walk around their neighborhoods dressed as Iowa’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital.

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Privacy advocates privately praise new children’s hospital in private.

In an age of smartphones, social media, and internet videos of people caught lip-syncing in their cars, privacy can seem like a lost relic of the past. But one children’s hospital in Iowa is trying to change that.

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Giant bird spotted building new nest in nationally ranked children’s hospital.

Anyone who’s looked up recently has probably witnessed a strange sight circling the skies of Iowa City. We’re talking about Perky, the feathered mascot of Iowa’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital, and Herky’s cousin.

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New children’s hospital has growth spurt, becomes tallest building in Iowa City.

Under construction for almost four years, the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital has finally stopped growing up. As the hospital nears completion and is opening in early 2017, the building has reached its peak at a towering height of a gajillion quintillion million billion inches, otherwise known as 164 feet, making it the tallest building in Iowa City.

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UI Children’s Hospital changes name but doesn’t change being awesome.

As anyone who was one of four Jasons in a single classroom knows, a good, unique name has its advantages. And so University of Iowa Children’s Hospital has officially unveiled its new name as University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The change honors the Stead Family’s support for the children’s hospital and celebrates all the families and children who call Iowa home. The new name will grace the brand new, state-of-the-art children’s hospital opening in early 2017.

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Hawkeyes Season Preview – Fans in tallest building have highest hopes.

The end zones are painted. The playbooks have been memorized. And the video games have been temporarily turned off. Yes folks, it’s the best time of year again, as Hawkeye football returns to make sure your Saturdays are 100% homework free. In this season preview, we take a look at the Hawkeyes’ chances of building on 2015’s undefeated regular season, and I give you my patented CHIP’s PICKS predictions.

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Pediatric specialists forced to gather under new roof by downpour.

As heavy rains hammered Iowa City, experts in every pediatric specialty gathered under one, waterproof roof at the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The new hospital proved a great place to keep dry, as it’s the only one in Iowa with such comprehensive capabilities.

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