Current Projects and Funds
The Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation has been committed to raising both community awareness and support for Broadlawns Medical Center. Broadlawns Medical Center is the community hospital serving the most vulnerable population in our community for almost 90 years.
The last several years the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation has been focusing on two major projects that will benefit the Greater Des Moines community:
The Family Birthing Center at Broadlawns Medical Center
Broadlawns' long-range goal is to have all clinical areas for children updated and child friendly to foster an environment that is welcoming and calming to the children and families where they can receive cost-effective, high-quality health care services.
Since the early 1990's, renovations have not occurred to the Family Birthing Center (FBC). The current space is very limited, crowded and inefficient. The configuration of the current space is not family friendly and does not provide for a welcoming and nurturing environment for the baby.
Renovating the existing FBC to provide larger labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum (LDRP) rooms, will provide more privacy around the nurses' station and better flow between the nurses' station and the nursery. The existing LDRP rooms are very small and limit the number of family members.
Mental Health Facilities
- Our Outpatient Mental Health Services has grown and is currently located in many different locations within the hospital. We are planning to build an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic that centralizes all of these services as well as expand these services.