UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Spiritual Accommodations

Patient care includes the spiritual as well as the physical and emotional needs of each patient. The pastoral service staff have special training for hospital ministry and are available to assist you and your family, regardless of your religion. Your priest, minister or rabbi is always welcome to visit you.


At Iowa Methodist, the Jeanne Hoff Goodwin chapel is located on the first floor between the north and south wings and also can be accessed by the second floor of North and South wings. It is always open for visitors of all faiths for prayer and meditation. Everyone is invited to attend non-denominational worship services in the chapel each Sunday from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

There is a prayer line which patients, families and friends can call for a prayer request. The line is checked daily and requests for prayer are included in that day's service. Requests may be in a person's name or on an anonymous basis.


Chaplains are available at Iowa Methodist for patients and families for supportive visits and pastoral care. To request a visit, notify the nursing staff or contact the hospital operator.