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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.
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Iowa Lutheran has an outstanding hospital auxiliary, one of the oldest and largest in the nation, founded in 1910 prior to the hospital's opening.
Established in 1914 by Swedish-American Lutherans, the hospital's services soon expanded beyond the walls of its original building and denominational origins.
Education has always played an important role at Iowa Lutheran. The hospital established its School of Nursing in 1914, training many generations of Iowa nurses. Many of Iowa Lutheran's graduates served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II.
Iowa Lutheran founded America's first Polio clinic.
Iowa Lutheran founded Des Moines' first kidney dialysis center.
Iowa Lutheran founded Iowa's first Multiple Sclerosis Center.