Every day at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, we have the privilege of caring for you, your loved ones and our community. We are often asked, "How can we thank the health care team?" Showing people how much they matter feels good. And sharing that gratitude can help you during the healing process.
Hearing the words "thank you" from a patient or loved one means so much to our caregivers. Gifts received from grateful patients and families pay tribute to caregivers who have enriched your life while also helping to provide resources for a healthier tomorrow – for you, your family, and our community.
There are many opportunities for you to express your appreciation for the care you or a loved one received.
1. HONOR A CAREGIVER
Make a charitable donation in honor of a caregiver, volunteer, or department who made a lasting impact on you or your loved one.
2. MAKE A GUARDIAN ANGEL GIFT FOR A UNITYPOINT HOSPICE CAREGIVER
Make a charitable donation in honor of a UnityPoint Hospice caregiver, volunteer, or department who made a lasting impact on you or your loved one. Click here to make a gift. When you make a gift, your Guardian Angel will receive an acknowledgment letter announcing a donation has been made in his or her honor. In addition, your Guardian Angel will receive a custom-crafted lapel pin to wear proudly.
3. NOMINATE A NURSE OR PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
Honor a registered nurse (RN) with a nomination for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Click here to nominate. Honor a Patient Care Technician (PCT) with a nomination for the ROSE Award. Click here to nominate.
3. MAKE AN IN-KIND GIFT
It is difficult for patients and families to spend time in the hospital, but special gifts and activities can help ease the anxiety and stress. Your donation of new hats, blankets, crossword puzzles help brighten the day of our patients. Take a look at the JSCC Wish List, and BCH Wish List. Click here to view the Gift In-Kind donation form.
4. ATTEND AN EVENT
We have four signature events each year that support different areas of our hospitals and hospice. You can attend, donate to or sponsor these events. Learn more here.
5. VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Volunteer through the UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Volunteer Services Program. We are always looking for people who want to share their time and talents. Click here for more information on how you can become a volunteer.
6. SHARE YOUR STORY
Tell your story about how our team members made a positive impact on your care. Many patients and family members tell us why they are grateful and show how caregivers at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines made a difference. With your permission, we would love to feature your story in communications. Click here to share your story.