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Methodist West Hospital

Methodist West Hospital opened it's doors in October 2009 with a focus on providing the very best care for our orthopaedic patients. From our private rooms to our state-of-the-art operating rooms, this beautiful hospital was designed with our patients  and families in mind. 

Patient Care Facilitators

We are the first and only hospital in Iowa to employ Patient Care Facilitators in our Orthopaedic Center at Methodist West Hospital. Our Patient Care Facilitators serve as our the patient's advocate - managing the patient's overall hospital stay, coordinating communication with the entire health care team and the patient and family, and assuring that every patient has the best possible outcome.

Patient Care Facilitators are the main point of contact for patients and their family. They ensure patients are engaged in their care plan by enhancing communication to ensure they are well informed and making sure the patient's needs are met in a timely manner.

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines working together in conjunction with Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons (DMOS) is proud to provide you with total joint care that is second to none. At Methodist West Hospital, working hand-in-hand with internationally respected orthopaedic surgeons, you can be sure the care you receive will meet your highest expectations.

Working together to provide the best care

By working closely together, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and DMOS are able to provide:

  • Superior patient safety through better physician/nurse communication.
  • A collaborative team of caregivers to reduce our patient's length of stay.
  • Better patient outcomes by involving all members of the care team in the decision making process.

At Methodist West Hospital, we work closely with DMOS because we want you to have the very best care. This experienced group of surgeons was the first in the state of Iowa to perform a total knee replacement. Since 1970, they have performed more than 35,000 total joint replacements. In total, their surgeons have more than 252 years of combined experience, three of which have performed more than 5,000 total joint replacement procedures.

View the Methodist West Hospital Orthopaedic Services brochure.


Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement and Spine Surgery® 


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has named Methodist West Hospital as a Blue Distinction® Center for Hip and Knee Replacement and Spine Surgery. 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.

Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan.

Experienced Surgeons providing the best Care

Surgeons Practicing at Methodist West:

  • Barron Bremner, D.O.
  • Jeffrey Davick, M.D.
  • Matthew DeWall, M.D.
  • Lee Evans, D.P.M.
  • John Gaffey, M.D.
  • Jon Gehrke, M.D.
  • Devon Goetz, M.D.
  • David Hatfield, M.D.
  • Nicholas Honkamp, M.D.
  • Patricia Kallemeier, M.D.
  • Lynn Lindaman, M.D.
  • Chris Nelson, D.O.
  • Jeffrey Rodgers, M.D.
  • Kary Schulte, M.D.
  • Jason Sullivan, M.D.
  • Patrick Sullivan, M.D.
  • David Vittetoe, M.D.
  • Matthew Weresh, M.D.
  • Melissa Young, M.D.