Iowa Methodist Medical Center

79%

Patients that would definitely recommend
9% higher than the national average

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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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

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

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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

Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and neurosurgery

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

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

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2018, 2016)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

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Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications.

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

2 ratings were worse than expected

  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

2 ratings were better than expected View details

  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

9 ratings were as expected View details

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
Learn more about patient safety ratings

Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Appendectomy

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Appendectomy

Better than Expected

Bariatric Surgery

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Bariatric Surgery

As Expected

Cardiac

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
Mortality In-Hospital Mortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

As Expected

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Worse than Expected

As Expected

Heart Attack

As Expected

Worse than Expected

Heart Failure

As Expected

Better than Expected

Valve Surgery

As Expected

As Expected

Critical Care

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
Mortality In-Hospital Mortality within 30 days

Diabetic Emergencies

As Expected

As Expected

Pulmonary Embolism

As Expected

Better than Expected

Respiratory Failure

As Expected

Better than Expected

Sepsis

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Critical Care Excellence Award

2019

Gastrointestinal

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
Mortality In-Hospital Mortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Better than Expected

As Expected

Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

As Expected

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

As Expected

As Expected

Pancreatitis

As Expected

As Expected

Small Intestine Surgeries

As Expected

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

General Surgery Excellence Award

2019, 2018

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

2019, 2018, 2017

Gynecologic Surgeries

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

Better than Expected

Hysterectomy

Worse than Expected

Labor and Delivery

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

C-Section Delivery

Better than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award

2018, 2016

Neurosciences

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
Mortality In-Hospital Mortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

As Expected

As Expected

Stroke

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Stroke Care Excellence Award

2019

Neurosciences Excellence Award

2019

Orthopedic

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

Worse than Expected

Hip Replacement

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

As Expected

Prostate Surgery

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

Better than Expected

Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

As Expected

Pulmonary

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
Mortality In-Hospital Mortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Pneumonia

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award

2019

Spine Surgery

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

As Expected

Vascular

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

As Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

As Expected

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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  • Patient Rating
  • Care Team
  • Facility
  • Pain Management
78%

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

79%

Would definitely recommend
9% higher than the national average

Location

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

1200 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Contact Us

1200 Pleasant St

Des Moines, IA 50309

Directions

(515) 241-6212