UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Palliative Care

Our innovative palliative care program is designed to help you and your family make decisions regarding a serious, ongoing medical condition. Part of its approach to chronic care management, palliative care ensures access to services for patients with serious illnesses and is provided across all care settings, from the hospital to home. 

In July 2013, our palliative care program was nationally honored with the Circle of Life Award. UnityPoint Health is one of only three organizations in the country that were recognized as award winners and five others received citations of honor.

Our services are available for individuals with potentially life-limiting medical conditions such as:

We work alongside you through all stages of your condition, whether you choose to seek aggressive treatments or not. We are available to you and your family at the request of a doctor, and consultations can take place anywhere.

Our mission is to give the health care we'd like our loved ones to receive. Our vision is to provide expert leadership in palliative care for those we serve. Our purpose is to be an advocate for you.