UnityPoint Health - Iowa Lutheran Hospital

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Iowa Lutheran Hospital, a service of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, has a long history of serving the Des Moines community and Central Iowa. The hospital specializes in emergency care, chemical dependency treatment, behavioral health medicine, general surgery, critical care, cardiovascular care, and inpatient rehabilitation care.

Iowa Lutheran is also home to one of Iowa's largest, private hospital-based behavioral health facilities. Combining advanced medical care with psychiatric diagnostic and treatment capabilities, it addresses mental illness and emotional or behavioral problems alike. Iowa Lutheran's capabilities include child and adolescent psychiatry.

Powell Chemical Dependency Center at Iowa Lutheran has been a leader in Iowa and across the nation in developing treatment programs for chemically affected people. The center has treated individuals for 50 years.

The outpatient services area at Iowa Lutheran consists of a variety of outpatient service departments, including infusion therapy, imaging services, mammograms, outpatient surgery and endoscopy.


Hours & Directions

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

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Giving Back to Our Community

At UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our community. This commitment extends to providing programs and services of community benefit, community health education, financial assistance and a wide array of ongoing community health activities.

Community Commitment
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LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

Creating a welcoming experience and environment is at the core of our mission, vision and values. We believe healthcare equality is paramount in being a leader in our community and beyond. UnityPoint Health - Des Moines' Central Iowa hospitals, including Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Blank Children's Hospital, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West Hospital and Grinnell Regional Medical Center, have been named leaders in LGBTQ+ healthcare equality.
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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines sponsors six residency programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME): Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Transitional Year. Furthermore, the Podiatry Residency Program is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Five of our residency programs are affiliated with the University of Iowa for Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Transitional Year and Family Practice. Our psychiatry residency program is affiliated with Broadlawns Medical Center.
Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement®
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has named Iowa Lutheran Hospital as a Blue Distinction® Center for Hip and Knee Replacement. Blue Distinction is a nationwide program that evaluates hospitals and healthcare providers on important standards of quality, collaborative care and affordability. Blue Distinction Centers® offer the medical consumer the very best practices and standards of care in several important medical areas.
Premium Cardiac Surgery Center
Iowa Lutheran Hospital is designated as a Premium Cardiac Surgery Center by UnitedHealthcare, an information program designed to help consumers make more informed choices in selecting high-quality cardiac facilities that are more cost effective in the delivery of medical care. To be considered for this designation, facilities must complete a survey and submit detailed outcomes data through the American College of Cardiology (ACC) or the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).
Younker Rehabilitation Center
The Younker Rehabilitation Center at Iowa lutheran Hospita, a satellite center of Iowa Methodist Medical Center Younker Rehabilitaiton Center, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
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