Inpatient tower planning progresses

Planning for a new adult inpatient tower—one of several major projects aimed at transforming UI Health Care’s ability to care for Iowans in future decades and generations—is well underway.

Numerous internal committees, subcommittees, and working groups comprised of leaders and caregivers across campus have been meeting regularly to better define the vision and operational needs for the future caregiving environment.

Now, with the recent selection of a Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) and an architectural design firm through the university’s competitive bid process, the project will progress further through the design and planning phase. JE Dunn and Neumann Monson Architects, selected as the project’s CMR and lead architect respectively, will soon join internal teams in bringing to life the vision for the inpatient tower, slated to begin construction in 2025.  

“The new adult inpatient tower will be an important part of our campus and fulfilling our mission to care for Iowans for generations to come,” says Denise Jamieson, MD, MPH, vice president for medical affairs and dean of Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa. 

JE Dunn and Neumann Monson Architects also serve as the CMR and lead architect for the North Liberty campus project, which is more than halfway toward completion and slated to open to the public in 2025. As CMR, JE Dunn plays the role of a general contractor, managing trade subcontractors and taking on at-risk financial obligation to complete the project within budget and on schedule.  

As UI Health Care proceeds with the design and planning of the new state-of-the-art adult inpatient tower, it will also move forward with several enabling projects to make space for construction on the north side of UI Hospitals & Clinics’ main campus. Learn more here 

The adult inpatient tower and North Liberty campus projects are part of a comprehensive master plan to increase access to safe, high-quality care for Iowans, train more doctors, and advance medical research.  

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