Awards and Recognition
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines continually receives awards for outstanding patient care and for the role we play in our communities.
Best Company to Work For - UnityPoint Health – Des Moines was named the Best Hospital/Healthcare System and Best Company to Work For by the readers of the Des Moines Business Record.
100 Great Nurses - Sixteen UnityPoint Health – Des Moines nurses were named to the Iowa 100 Great Nurses list in 2015.
National CareerSTAT Award - UnityPoint Health – Des Moines was one of only 10 organizations nationally honored by CareerSTAT as a "Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion".
Beacon Award - Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Iowa Lutheran Hospital both received Beacon Awards for Critical Care Excellence.
Most Wired Health System - UnityPoint Health was recognized for the fourth year in a row as one of the nation's "Most Wired Health Systems" by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Best Regional Hospital - Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Iowa Lutheran Hospital were named among the nation's Best Regional Hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report. Iowa Methodist Medical Center is ranked fourth in Iowa and top hospital Central Iowa. Iowa Lutheran Hospital is ranked eighth in Iowa and third in Central Iowa. Both hospitals are recognized as one of America's high-performing hospitals in five specialties in the U.S. News & World Report 2014-15 edition.
Bariatric Surgery Blue Distinction® - Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® has recognized Iowa Methodist Medical Center as one of the first health care facilities in the nation, and one of only three hospitals in Iowa, to receive a Blue Distinction® Center+ designation in the area of bariatric surgery by the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction® Centers are nationally-designated health care facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures, which were developed with input from the medical community, for patient safety and better health outcomes.
Top Rating for UnityPoint at Home - All UnityPoint at Home locations received a 4 or 4.5 stars out of 5 rating by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
UnityPoint Clinic Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes - Twenty-one of our UnityPoint Clinic locations received national recognition for their Patient-Centered Medical Home programs.
Region HomeCare Elite Award - UnityPoint at Home locations in Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Storm Lake and Waterloo were named to the 2015 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health care providers in the United States.
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Receive Patriot Award - UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and the Iowa Lutheran Hospital Emergency Department were honored by the Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an office of the Department of Defense, with a Patriot Award. The award is in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.
Greenhealth Partner for Change Award - UnityPoint Health – Des Moines was awarded the 2015 "Greenhealth Partner for Change" Award by Practice Greenhealth.