Why Choose Us? | Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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4020 Merle Hay Road
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Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Blank Children's Hospital

Why Choose a Children's Hospital

Kids are unique and special. While there are thousands of hospitals in America, only about 250 care exclusively for children. Many hospitals can treat diseases and conditions in children, but a children's hospital treats the whole child.

Children are not small adults. They have different physical, developmental and emotional needs that require the care of specialists trained in pediatrics. At Blank Children's Hospital, we cater to children in a manner that is unique to them and their needs - from using medical equipment made for children and special menus that children like to helping children feel more relaxed and providing activities that help the children actually have fun in the hospital.

There are hundreds of ways that we deliver this special type of care - every day. Here are some examples of that in action:

  • Child Life staff help children better understand and cope with the hospital experience, and help children build confidence to face their medical challenges.
  • Pet therapy to reduce stress and motivate the healing process.
  • Play rooms throughout the hospital so kids can be kids.
  • School room to keep children active in education while in the hospital.
  • Private, spacious inpatient rooms, which comfortably accommodate overnight stays by a family member.
  • Special menus and room service so kids can eat what they want, when they want it.