Location Profile

Des Moines, Iowa

Facility Type
Acute Care - General
Facility Location
Des Moines, Iowa
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Des Moines, Iowa, and has been nationally recognized for its quality of care. As a major healthcare provider for Central Iowa, the facility has more than 300 medical professionals on-site. Many of the facility's services are rated among the best in Iowa and are available with state-of-the-art technology for comprehensive diagnostics and treatment. Specialties by the provider include cancer care, children's care, women's health, and other needs.

The professional organization for registered nurses in Iowa is the Iowa Nurses Association. Established in 1904, the organization advocates tirelessly for the nursing profession, nurses, and patient safety and well-being. They accomplish their goal through legislation, education, and other resources.

The provider has a childcare center on-site for employees and offers a creative curriculum for children aged infant-5. Childserve, Mercy Child Development Center, and Grand View Child Development are all within a 15-minute drive from the facility. The state's Department of Health and Human Services also offers a daycare provider directory for more options located around Des Moines.

The facility is near several apartment complexes including Weston Park Apartments, The District at 6th, Hickman Flats, and Rowat Flats. There may also be private homes for rent throughout the city.

Community Overview

The capital of Iowa, Des Moines is a city that defies boredom and is the fastest-growing metro area in the Midwest. Diverse, friendly, and easy to explore, it has so much to offer for arts, culture, and recreation. Excellent schools, premium shopping, and a festival nearly every weekend are just a few reasons why Des Moines has been named one of the best places to live in America by U.S. News and Livability.

Des Moines is often named one of the best cities to live because it offers something for everyone. From its bustling festivals to its fantastic food scene, this Iowa city doesn't miss a beat in entertainment. Walkable and with excellent transportation, this Midwest hot spot is easy to explore. And with all of the city's great events, festivals, and celebrations, there's plenty to see and do. Des Moines was even named a recipient of the World Festival and Events City Award by the International Festivals and Events Association for its incredible events. Among the calendar offerings is the Downtown Farmers' Market, which runs May to October, and has hundreds of vendors selling fresh produce, home goods, meat, and flowers. There's even a Winter Farmers Market and a Christmas market for the coldest months.

Learn more about Des Moines at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


The public schools in Des Moines are run by the Des Moines Public School District (DMPS), the largest school district in the entire state. There are 38 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, and 5 high schools. The district contains the only public Montessori school in Iowa and has been repeatedly recognized for its students' academic achievements since its founding 100 years ago. District test scores show that nearly 50% of students are proficient in math and reading, while all of its high schools have been named to the list of U.S. News and World Report's Best U.S. High Schools. Other acknowledgments by the National School Board and the U.S. Department of Education make DMPS second to none. District academics are rigorous and focus on a solid understanding of the basics such as reading, writing, and STEM subjects. DMPS also offers performing and visual arts programs for students in K-12 to equip students with creativity, problem-solving and other valuable skills for the future. There are also 12 private schools in Des Moines.

DMPS is the most diverse school district in all of Iowa and takes pride in the fact 80 languages are spoken among its students. Students in the 2020-2021 school year came from 109 different nations.

Multiple DMPS schools are near the facility. Hanawalt Elementary is the closest elementary school and is less than 10 minutes away. Callanan Middle School is the closest middle school and Central Academy is the closest high school.  

Click here to read more about public schools in Des Moines.
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Local and Nearby Attractions

Des Moines has several excellent shopping districts and offers a great mix of boutiques, national chains, and one-of-a-kind spots to browse. Historic East Village is an eclectic district of quirky shops for books, jewelry, art, and stationaery. You'll also find a few antique and thrift stores nestled in this walkable hub. Valley Junction, located right outside Downtown Des Moines, Valley Junction, began as a railroad district and now boasts more than 120 retailers. It's an antique lover's dream as the home of 7 antique stores. For times when you want to browse a mall with all of your favorite shops, visit Jordan Creek Town Center. This large 2-story shopping complex has over 100 retailers including Apple, Build-a-Bear Workshop, and GAP. More mall brands can be found at the Merle Hall Mall, an enclosed shopping mall with department stores Target and Kohl's.

The arts and culture of Des Moines are at the heart of the city, consisting of a vibrant collection of museums, and world-class performance venues. One of the best cultural institutions is the Des Moines Art Center which is renowned for its collection spanning three buildings. Over 5,600 works of modern and contemporary art are housed in the collection, which includes paper, fiber works, paintings, sculptures, and photographs. The city also treasures art in public spaces and features over 100 long-term public art installations. Visit Pappajohn Sculpture Park to see 22 of these sculptures spread out over 4.4 acres.

From cozy community playhouses to grand civic centers, Des Moines to packed with places to see performances of every kind. Temple Theater is a small intimate theatre that offers an annual comedy lineup and also invites traveling musicians. Family-friendly productions await at Stone Theater, and the Broadway musical series is presented at the Des Moines Civic Center. The Des Moines Community Theatre has various shows, plus an annual holiday lineup and children's theatre series.

Learning is fun thanks to the abundance of Des Moines' museums. The Science Center of Iowa & IMAX Theatre is an amazing 110,000-square foot complex with hundreds of exhibits for all ages. Toddler Town is perfect for the very young, and other entertaining exhibits cover weather, zoology, and biology for older visitors. Children will also love learning at the Iowa Children's Museum, a space that encourages education through hands-on play. Other Des Moines museums allow you to explore hundreds of years worth of history for Iowa and its residents. You can see real transportation equipment, learn about the presence of Iowa in Hollywood films, and view exhibits for the state's military history of Iowa at the Iowa State Museum. Military history is also the focus at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, a robust collection of memorabilia, photographs, documents, and other artifacts related to Iowa's place in war.

Des Moines is entertaining in every way, even when it comes to the movies. The Century 20 Jordan Creek Theatre offers XD screens for crystal-clear images as you watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters. For a more intimate movie experience, there's the Fleur Cinema and Cafe, a hip movie theatre that was named the "Coolest Movie Theatre in Iowa" by Cosmopolitan magazine. The Flix Brewhouse Des Moines is also one of the coolest spots in the city and offers a luxury movie experience with craft food and drinks. Once you take a seat, you can press a button and have your order brought right to you in the theatre. Last but not least, the movie love continues with the annual Interrobang Film Festival, a 3-day celebration every June with nearly 50 films.

With more than 800 miles of trails and 76 parks located across Des Moines, it's one of the best spots to spend a day in the great outdoors. No matter your skill level or interest, there's a park and activity for you.  One of the most popular destinations for families is Gray's Lake and Waterworks Park. In addition to offering a 1.9-mile trail, perfect for beginners, it features a 167-acre lake, a natural play area for children, and offers canoe rentals. Another great park is Greenwood/Ashworth Park, home of a rose garden, a playground, a sprayground, and a nature trail. Fort Des Moines' 14-acre lake is great for fishing and there's a playground to enjoy while there. Visit Ewing Park to see hundreds of lilacs in the arboretum, take on the bike trail, or play a round of disc golf.

Excitement is always just around the corner in Des Moines. Thrills don't end at Des Moines' family amusement park Adventureland, home of over 100 rides, shows, and attractions, including their newest addition, the 4-D spinner Dragon Slayer roller coaster. Adventureland also features a water park, Adventure Bay, with water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, and giant water playground. Things get wild at the Blank Park Zoo, a zoo with over 800 animals. Located in Des Moines, this 49-acre animal conservation center will let you see animals from down under, feed a giraffe, and have a safe encounter with tigers, lions, rhinos, and other creatures. Year-round fun is at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park, a facility with a variety of options no matter what the season. In the fall get spooked at the Haunted Scream Park and in the winter, skiing and tubing are just the ticket for adventure at the Snow Park. There's even a permanent Renaissance fair area with a castle.

Des Moines is one of the most diverse cities in Iowa and has grown to include more Filipino offerings. Lola's Fine Kitchen is a reimagining of favorite family recipes like lumpia, pancit, and Filipino chicken. Filipino Store is an Asian grocery store for Filipino sauces and ingredients. Each fall the city holds the CelebrAsian Festival, a 2-day event celebrating Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander cultures. There's also the annual World Food and Music Festival, a collection of food, live performances, exhibits, and art from around the world.

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Crime Rate

Des Moines is safe for families and is protected by the Des Moines Police Department. There are nearly 400 sworn officers on the force and their efforts in community policing has led to a 6% decrease in crime over the last year.

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