Our Philosophy of Care

At UnityPoint Health - Des Moines we believe in a patient and family-centered approach to orthopaedic care. Our physicians, nurses and support staff will do everything they can to ensure you have a positive experience. We will work together to provide education, reassurance, quality care and comfortable surroundings before, during and after your surgery.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Staff

  • Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons are highly-skilled in their respective specialties.
  • Our patients are cared for by more than 70 nursing and physical and occupational therapy clinicians specializing in treating orthopaedic patients.
  • Our multidisciplinary team includes a pharmacist, social worker, chaplain and many other professionals.
  • Each patient room has the ability to monitor your heart if needed. Our knowledgeable group of cardiac clinicians monitor your heart while our orthopedic team takes care of your bone or joint condition. This eliminates the need to transfer you to another area of the hospital.

Continuum of Care Options

The nursing staff and social worker will work with you to meet your needs after discharge from the unit, which may include skilled care, outpatient therapies, or home health care.