About Us


University of Iowa Health Care Medical Center Downtown is a 194-bed hospital that became part of Iowa’s only comprehensive academic health system on Jan. 31, 2024. The medical center, formerly operated by Mercy Iowa City, continues a legacy of service dating back to 1873 and is committed to UI Health Care’s mission of changing medicine, changing lives.

  • 24-hour emergency care with wait times typically less than 10 minutes from arrival to triage
  • Heart and vascular care, including a cardiac catheterization lab
  • Orthopedic care
  • Maternity care
  • Cancer care
  • Digestive services
  • General surgery
  • Wound and Vein Care