Iowa Methodist Medical Center

77%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average


Iowa Methodist Medical Center is a medical facility located in Des Moines, IA. This hospital has been recognized for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™, Critical Care Excellence Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and neurosurgery

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes during and after childbirth and in surgeries that treat diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Respiratory failure following surgery

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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76%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
7% higher than the national average

77%

Would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%80%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%78%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%52%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%59%66%

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%64%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%69%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Sophia Rial Jan 18 2021

Review for Dr. Bedia

He is the best and I am cancer free for 7 years

Jan 06 2021

Review for Dr. Elg

Superb knowledge of Sigmoid Resection effects and after effects He knew exactly the right procedure even though I opposed, and I’m so glad he did. Excellent surgeon and very thorough in explanations before and after. Just follow instructions, he knows what’s best!!

Jorja Jan 01 2021

Review for Dr. Rogers

Chris Dec 23 2020

Review for Dr. Rauen

Just had a Tele-consult with Dr. Stark. He was very thorough in his questioning of my symptoms, very understanding of my concerns and provided me with answers to all my questions.

T. A. S. in Yuma Dec 14 2020

Review for Dr. Stark

Location

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

1200 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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