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Broadlawns Medical Center is a 200-bed general medical and surgical hospital. As a patient at Broadlawns, one can expect to receive the highest level of care from our professional, caring staff. Our health care providers and staff are dedicated to excellence in clinical care and devoted to serving the individual needs of each patient. The comfort and care of our patients are our highest priorities, and we encourage you to let us know how we are doing.

Preparing for a Stay at Broadlawns Medical Center

If you are planning a stay at Broadlawns Medical Center, we recommend you call to pre-register. We'll help you take care of much of this process ahead of time. Call 515.282.2331.

We recommend that our patients learn about living wills and powers of attorney before a hospital stay.

If you wish to share your protected health information at Broadlawns Medical Center with another party, you will need to complete a Medical Records Information Form. We will be glad to help you with this form.

Please read about the Patients Rights and Responsibilities at Broadlawns Medical Center.

Medical/Surgical Unit (MS)

The Medical/Surgical Unit is a 49-bed acute inpatient nursing care unit. The unit’s skilled staff specializes in caring for adults.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Our state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit specializes in caring for patients who are critically ill and require continuous medical and nursing interventions.

Family Birthing Center

The Family Birthing Center at Broadlawns Medical Center offers unique family-centered care from friendly, experienced staff. Each cozy room offers families a home-like environment during their stay. The Birthing Center has eight different rooms celebrating family. Each room was decorated by Sticks and has a different theme.

Each room features:

  • TV with DirecTV, the Education Channel and the Newborn Channel
  • DVD/CD players
  • Wireless Internet
  • Personal phone (local calls only)
  • Our cozy home-like rooms allow for family-centered care.

The Birthing Center also has a surgical suite and a secure nursery.

Inpatient Adult Psychiatric Unit

The Broadlawns Medical Center Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, also referred to as the Inpatient Sands Unit, offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach to provide behavioral health care. Our team members vary based on individual patient need, and may include the following disciplines: Psychiatrists, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, Social Workers, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Nurses, Program Specialists, and other support persons.

For questions or assistance, please call 515.282.5730.

1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50314-1597 | Phone 515-282-2200 | Fax 515-282-3589
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