UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center



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Iowa Methodist Medical Center, a service of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, strives to provide each patient and family member with education, support, and outstanding medical care, from your first visit to your discharge home. Established in 1901 in a single building, Iowa Methodist has become an important regional medical center and teaching hospital.

  • Our cardiac care team performs hundreds of open-heart surgeries each year, as well as other important procedures to correct valvular and coronary diseases. Iowa Methodist performed the first open-heart procedure outside of the Mayo Clinic in 1956 and continues to deliver superb cardiology and vascular care. We offer a complete cardiac care program to diagnose, treat and manage heart problems.
  • Blank Children’s Hospital is completely dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of children and their families. Blank Children’s Hospital provides a comprehensive array of medical care services, family support services and community health and outreach programs. It embraces a family-centered care philosophy where families are recognized as the most important part of a child’s healing process.
  • The John Stoddard Cancer Center and Iowa Methodist are well known throughout the Midwest for cancer care. In 1956, it opened Des Moines' first radiation therapy department. In 1993, the John Stoddard Cancer Center became the first in Central Iowa to house all radiation, oncology and ancillary services in one convenient location for patients and families.
  • Iowa Methodist is one of two Level I Trauma Centers in the State of Iowa. Life Flight, the air ambulance program for Iowa Methodist, began in 1979 and continues to fly hundreds of vital missions per year.
  • Younker Rehabilitation Center is the largest, most comprehensive physical rehabilitation program in Central Iowa, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient care.
  • The Maternity Center at Iowa Methodist gives new mothers the ability to labor, deliver, recover and have care after birth in one spacious room. We are proud to welcome more babies than any other hospital in Iowa.
  • Medical Education has always played an important role at Iowa Methodist. The hospital established its highly regarded School of Nursing in 1901, which trained generations of nurses in Iowa until 1999. Many of its graduates served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. After the war, Iowa Methodist developed medical residency programs for training new doctors in pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, podiatry and psychiatry in partnership with Broadlawns Medical Center.
  • Our Corporate and Community Wellness Services is dedicated to helping area businesses improve the overall health status of their employee

Location Details

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

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Corporate and Community Wellness

About Our Program

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Wellness Services is your prevention partner in identifying and evaluating your employees' health status through a variety of different programs, including our Health Risk Assessment and wellness screenings. Our experienced staff makes your wellness program easy and convenient. We will work within your budget to assemble a wellness program that can maximize benefits for your company.

Our mission of "improving the health of our communities through healing, caring and teaching" guides us as we provide wellness services that benefit your employees and their family members.

To find out more about our program, contact Della Guzman at Della.Guzman@unitypoint.org or call (515) 241-6911.

Health Screenings and Health Risk Assessment

Health Screenings and Health Risk Assessment

  • Online health status questionnaire
  • Online interactive portal with comprehensive wellness tools and medical information
  • Blood pressure
  • Waist circumference measurement
  • Body composition analysis: weight, body mass index, body fat percentage and basal metabolic rate
  • Blood profile: finger stick method (5 components lipids + glucose) or venipuncture method (29 blood and lipid components)
  • Aggregate and trend reports for employer
  • Group consultation with an on-site comprehensive review of HRA elements, general recommendations to address health risks and a one-on-one Q&A session

Additional Reporting Services

  • Flexible biometric upload to third party Health Risk Assessment vendor
  • Productivity and Economic report
  • Metabolic Syndrome report
Wellness Services

Additional corporate wellness services include:

  • Blood Services
  • Education Programs: Wellness Comes to U
  • Nicotine Screenings
  • On-site First Aid /CPR/AED Training
  • Health Coaching
  • Certified on-site Nutritional Specialists
  • Flu shots Occupational Medicine
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UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Foundation

The UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Foundation has been committed to generating resources for the sustainability and advancement of health care services in Des Moines and the surrounding communities since 1980.
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Giving Back to Our Community

At UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our community. This commitment extends to providing programs and services of community benefit, community health education, financial assistance and a wide array of ongoing community health activities.

Community Commitment
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LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

Creating a welcoming experience and environment is at the core of our mission, vision and values. We believe healthcare equality is paramount in being a leader in our community and beyond. UnityPoint Health - Des Moines' Central Iowa hospitals, including Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Blank Children's Hospital, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West Hospital and Grinnell Regional Medical Center, have been named leaders in LGBTQ+ healthcare equality.
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Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines sponsors seven residency programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME):

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Family Medicine
  • Transitional Year
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
Iowa Methodist Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Center of Excellence for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery®
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa designates Iowa Methodist Medical Center as a Blue Distinction® Center for 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.
Human Subjects Protection Programs

The Human Subjects Protections Program has been accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protections Programs (AAHRPP)

Level I Adult Trauma Center
Iowa Methodist Medical Center is verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma as a Level I Adult Trauma Center.
Level III Perinatal Center
Designated as a Level III Perinatal Center by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Nurse Residency Program Accreditation with Distinction
UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Nurse Residency Program received Accreditation with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Premium Cardiac Surgery Center
Iowa Methodist Medical Center is designated as a Premium Cardiac Surgery Center by UnitedHealthcare, an information program designed to help consumers make more informed choices in selecting high-quality cardiac facilities that are more cost effective in the delivery of medical care. To be considered for this designation, facilities must complete a survey and submit detailed outcomes data through the American College of Cardiology (ACC) or the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).
Primary Stroke Center
Since 2010, Iowa Methodist Medical Center has been accredited by DNV as a Primary Stroke Center. For this designation, our stroke program has demonstrated the ability and resources to provide high-quality stroke care. Iowa Methodist Medical Center is in compliance with consensus-based national standards and effectively utilizes clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care.
Vascular Labs
The vascular labs are accredited through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vascular Testing. The Vascular Labs at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West Hospital are accredited for carotid duplex, venous duplex, arterial duplex and visceral duplex exams.
Younker Rehabilitation Center
The Younker Rehabilitation Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
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