Awards and Recognition
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines continually receives awards for outstanding patient care and for the role we play in our communities.
Beacon Award - The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), recently conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at UnityPoint Health® - Iowa Lutheran Hospital.
Best Company to Work For - UnityPoint Health – Des Moines was named the Best Hospital/Healthcare System and Best Company to Work For by the readers of the Des Moines Business Record.
100 Great Nurses - Twelve UnityPoint Health – Des Moines nurses were named to the Iowa 100 Great Nurses list in 2017.
National CareerSTAT Award - UnityPoint Health – Des Moines was one of only 10 organizations nationally honored by CareerSTAT as a "Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion".
Beacon Award - Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Iowa Lutheran Hospital both received Beacon Awards for Critical Care Excellence.
Most Wired Health System - UnityPoint Health was recognized as one of the nation's "Most Wired Health Systems" by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Bariatric Surgery Blue Distinction® - Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® has recognized Iowa Methodist Medical Center as one of the first health care facilities in the nation, and one of only three hospitals in Iowa, to receive a Blue Distinction® Center+ designation in the area of bariatric surgery by the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction® Centers are nationally-designated health care facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures, which were developed with input from the medical community, for patient safety and better health outcomes.
Top Rating for UnityPoint at Home - All UnityPoint at Home locations received a 4 or 4.5 stars out of 5 rating by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Receive Patriot Award - UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and the Iowa Lutheran Hospital Emergency Department were honored by the Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an office of the Department of Defense, with a Patriot Award. The award is in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.
Greenhealth Partner for Change Award - UnityPoint Health – Des Moines was awarded the 2015 "Greenhealth Partner for Change" Award by Practice Greenhealth.