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Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Iowa Methodist Medical Center was established in 1901 in a single building. Today, Iowa Methodist has become an important regional medical center and teaching hospital. Located in downtown Des Moines on a 42-acre campus, Iowa Methodist employs nearly 4,000 people and has 370 staffed beds.

Iowa Methodist Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center, Tertiary Medical Center, and teaching hospital to Surgery, Medicine, and Pediatric Residents.

  • 27,000 Annual ED Patient Volume
  • 29-bed Emergency Department
  • 38 Hours of Physician Coverage and 24 Hours of APP Coverage
  • 9 & 11 hour Physician Shifts
  • New ED scheduled for completion by May 2016

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.


Iowa Methodist performed the first open-heart procedure outside of the Mayo Clinic in 1956