UnityPoint Health - Methodist West Hospital

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Methodist West Hospital has become the "go-to" destination for medical care in West Des Moines since it opened in 2009. Our highly-trained physicians and professional staff are dedicated to providing each patient and their family with personal attention. We will make every effort to ensure you and your loved ones are made as comfortable as possible from the time of your admission, until you are released for home.

At Methodist West, a service of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, we work closely with Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons (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. The Orthopaedic Center of Excellence at Methodist West performs more orthopaedic surgeries in Iowa than any other hospital system.

The beautiful and comfortable maternity center includes private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms, allowing mothers to stay in one room for the duration of their stay. There is also a secure newborn nursery with specially-trained neonatal nurse practitioners and transport nurses from Blank Children’s Hospital available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The surgery department contains 14 private, pre-operative rooms, six leading edge operating rooms and an endoscopy suite.

Hours & Directions

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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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 health care equality is paramount in being a leader in our community and beyond. UnityPoint Health - Des Moines' hospitals, including Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Blank Children's Hospital, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West Hospital, have been named leaders in LGBTQ+ healthcare equality
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Blue Distiction Center
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa designates 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 health care 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.
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