Blank Children's Hospital

Always & Only Just for Kids

In 1944, the Raymond Blank Memorial Hospital for children was the only civilian hospital built during WWII when polio was raging across the state of Iowa. It was because of the untimely death of young Raymond Blank and the generosity of his family in meeting a critical health care need for Iowa's children that the hospital became a reality.   Today that history of giving continues. Each year, more than $3 million is generously given to Blank Children's Hospital by individuals, organizations and corporations in support of patients and families.  More than 70 years after its opening, Blank Children's Hospital remains a treasure for Iowa's ill and injured children.

Blank Children's Hospital recognizes that when it comes to children's health care some things never change. Children are not small adults.  The health needs of children really are different than the health needs of adults. Children's hospitals must address caring for those without financial resources.  Nearly 40% of the young patients Blank serves are underinsured or uninsured.

Learn about how donors have made an impact at Blank Children's Hospital and funding options.