Lance Schmitt Named Chief Nursing Officer for Broadlawns Medical Center
Lance Schmitt, RN, BSN, MBA has been promoted to the position of Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Nursing. In this senior leadership role for the organization, Mr. Schmitt is responsible for managerial oversight of all nursing operations.
3 Tips for Managing Your Diabetes During The Holidays
Right now there are 34.2 million US adults living with diabetes, and 1 in 5 of them don’t even know that they have it. Healthy eating is one of the best tools you have for managing blood glucose levels. Here are 3 tips to help you stay on track this Holiday Season.
Broadlawns Announces Tony Coleman as President and Chief Executive Officer
Broadlawns Medical Center (BMC) announced today that Anthony (Tony) Coleman will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization effective December 6, 2021.
Questions to Ask When Given a New Prescription
When picking up a new prescription, many people say they have no questions so they can go about their day, only to realize an hour later they have unanswered questions or concerns about their new medicine. In this article, we hope to address the most important questions you should ask your doctor or pharmacist, so your new medication is safe and effective.
‘Helping Patients along the Difficult Journey’: How Deanna Pingel found her passion in the ICU
For Broadlawns ICU Nurse, Deanna, taking care of patients means more than just checking their vitals; it also means being a friend to help them along a difficult journey.
Drake University and Broadlawns Medical Center to build new medical clinic
A new Broadlawns clinic on University Avenue will serve the public and Drake University students
Suicide and Suicide Prevention: Know the Warning Signs
From learning the warning signs for suicide and what to do if you are worried someone is struggling, to having a conversation about your own or others’ mental health, we can all learn ways to help each other save lives.
Broadlawns Medical Center Implements Plan to Vaccinate Entire Staff Against COVID-19
Broadlawns announced that it will require the entirety of its staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by November 1, 2021.
Don't Skip Your Annual Physical
Some of the biggest health threats can hide in plain sight. Annual physicals are key to not only prevention, but also to early detection which leads to better health outcomes.
7 Frequently Asked Questions About Audiology
Including what causes hearing loss, what causes ringing in your ears, how to know if a sound is too loud and you need hearing protection, and how you know if you need a hearing test.
Prostate Cancer 101: When and Where To Get Screened
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. This cancer occurs in the prostate, which is a small walnut-shaped gland in male reproductive system.
Variety - The Children’s Charity Donates $37,584 to Enhance Broadlawns Variety – The Children’s Charity Pediatric Clinic
Variety – The Children’s Charity gifted $37,584 to the Broadlawns Foundation to support enhancements for the Broadlawns Variety – The Children’s Charity Pediatric Clinic.
Get your Body Moving this Spring
Spring is the perfect time to prioritize your health and positively impact your body by focusing on your flexibility, strength training and cardiovascular exercise—even from home.
Alcohol Awareness: There is Hope and Help
Each year, an estimated 95,000 people in the US die from alcohol-related causes. It is the third most preventable cause of death in the US, following tobacco use and poor diet/physical activity.
Broadlawns’ First Book Program to Expand with $10,000 Gift from Iowa Total Care
Iowa Total Care has gifted $10,000 to the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation to support the Broadlawns First Book Program.
Do You Have A Sleep Disorder?
Ten percent of adults in the US have a chronic insomnia disorder (i.e. problems with sleep a minimum of three nights per week for three months or longer).
When to See an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Specialist
Does your nose seem to never stop running? Is your television becoming harder to hear? Are you experiencing pain or discomfort when you speak?
Get To Know: Erin Barnes | Broadlawns Celebrates Black History Month
Broadlawns is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting a few of the many amazing Black individuals who make an impact every day at our hospital.
Get To Know: Ronnica Harris | Broadlawns Celebrates Black History Month
Broadlawns is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting a few of the many amazing Black individuals who make an impact every day at our hospital.
Get To Know: Deanna Pingel | Broadlawns Celebrates Black History Month
Broadlawns is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting a few of the many amazing Black individuals who make an impact every day at our hospital.
Get To Know: Tira Mays | Broadlawns Celebrates Black History Month
Broadlawns is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting a few of the many amazing Black individuals who make an impact every day at our hospital.
Get To Know: Corey Lewis | Broadlawns Celebrates Black History Month
Broadlawns is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting a few of the many amazing Black individuals who make an impact every day at our hospital.
Get To Know: Dr. Hayley Harvey | Broadlawns Celebrates Black History Month
Broadlawns is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting a few of the many amazing Black individuals who make an impact every day at our hospital.
Get To Know: Dr. Bryan Folkers, Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Bryan Folkers is a double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Dr. Amy Bingaman Joins Broadlawns OB/GYN Clinic
Dr. Bingaman is a highly regarded OB/GYN, women’s health and LGBTQ physician. She will be seeing patients at the OB/GYN Clinic on Broadlawns’ Main Campus.
Resolve to Improve Your Health in 2021
One simple and easy way is to add fruits and vegetables to your diet. Just by adding three or more fruits and vegetables per day, you can help lower your risk of stroke and heart disease.
Visionary Broadlawns Leader Announces Retirement
Broadlawns visionary leader Jody Jenner, is retiring from his position as President and CEO of the organization effective April 15, 2021.
Get To Know: Dr. Mark Kellerman, Urologist
Dr. Mark Kellerman offers diagnostic care and treatment for male and female patients with urinary and reproductive concerns.
Providing Culturally Competent Mental Healthcare
The increased trauma of the current health pandemic has intensified the need for culturally competent, accessible, affordable mental healthcare in our community. We're here to help.
Get To Know: Dr. Robert Bender, Geriatrician
Dr. Robert Bender is a thought leader in our community in the treatment of Alzheimer's and other memory disorders.
Stay Injury-Free This Fall
As the weather changes, fall yard work begins - and so do your chances of physical injury associated with this work.
Get To Know: Tina Keppy, Physical Therapist
Tina Keppy, PT, MPT, RN is a highly regarded Physical Therapist with extensive experience and education in Functional Manual Therapy, Visceral Functional Mobilization and Pelvic Girdle Pain and Floor Therapy.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Every two minutes a woman in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Read this article to learn about risk factors, signs and symptoms, and what you can do to help decrease your risk.
Fight the Flu: Get Vaccinated
With both the flu and COVID-19 circulating concurrently this fall and winter, it is important for you to get a flu shot to reduce your risk of catching the respiratory flu virus.
Urban Dreams and Broadlawns Partner to Expand Mental Health Service Access
Urban Dreams is expanding access to culturally competent mental health care in the urban core of Des Moines. In partnership with Broadlawns Medical Center, Rochean Cofield, LMSW will begin seeing patients at Urban Dreams starting September 14, 2020.
Iowa Total Care provides $10,000 in support for Broadlawns patients
Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation recently received a $10,000 gift from Iowa Total Care to support new mothers, children and families who receive care at Broadlawns.
Get To Know: Jackie Bailey, Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
Jackie Bailey, ARNP is a family medicine provider at Broadlawns East University Clinic.
Celebrating National Breastfeeding Month
August is National Breastfeeding Month, which aims improve maternal and child health by highlighting the benefits of breastfeeding.
Broadlawns Completes Hospital Expansion
Broadlawns is pleased to announce that construction is complete on its new hospital floor which includes new medical-surgical, intensive care and birthing center units.
Get To Know: Dr. Kaaren Olesen, OB/GYN
Dr. Kaaren Olesen provides obstetric and gynecologic care, specializing in menopause management and working with the LGBTQ population.
Quarantine Fatigue and How To Beat It
Quarantine fatigue is exhaustion associated with a newly restricted lifestyle as a result of COVID-19. Read this article to find some ways to help reduce stress and recharge yourself.
Don’t Pause Your Emergent, Urgent, and Routine Healthcare
The COVID-19 pandemic may have put many parts of life on pause right now, but your health should not be one of them.
Get To Know: Dr. Sreedhar Somisetty, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Sreedhar Somisetty diagnoses and treats disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves and is an expert in total joint replacement.
COVID-19 101: What You Need to Know
COVID-19 is a new disease, and our understanding of the virus continues to evolve. As things slowly begin to resume, it is important to understand what we each must do to continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Get To Know: Dr. Jason Wittmer, Pulmonologist
Dr. Jason Wittmer specializes in managing complex chronic health problems, along with their associated risks and related preventive care.
Get To Know: Dr. Kindra Perry, Psychologist
Dr. Kindra Perry, Outpatient Mental Health Clinical Director, is dedicated to reducing the stigma surrounding Mental Health.
Your Mental Health Matters
Taking care of your mental health is always important. Anytime we feel a loss of control, it is completely normal to have feelings of fear and anxiety, but how do you know when to seek help?
Self-Care During COVID-19
During this time of uncertainty, it is important to practice self-care. Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.
Your Eyes: A Window to Your Health
Did you know?: Your eye doctor can determine a great deal about your general health just by examining your eyes.
Visitor Restrictions Now in Effect at All Des Moines Area Hospitals (Updated 3/25)
To protect our patients, families and health care workers during the global outbreak of COVID-19 the following visitor restrictions are being implemented.
The Good News about Colorectal Cancer: Screening Saves Lives
Colorectal cancer screening can not only prevent cancer, it can improve survival rates when cancers are discovered early.
Get To Know: Allan Latcham, Cardiologist
Dr. Latcham specializes in caring for patients with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, heart valve problems, and abnormal heart rhythms.
Best Practices for Healthy Teeth and Gums
Dental health is more than visiting the dentist. You can improve your smile every day with these tips.
Sustainable New Year Resolutions
If you’re looking for New Year’s resolution ideas you can stick to, think about looking past the big, obvious ones and pursue ones that may appear smaller, but will have a big impact in the long run.
Get To Know: Dr. Charles Wadle, Psychiatrist
Dr. Wadle talks about why he chose psychiatry and the services that are available at Broadlawns.
Broadlawns Announces Next Chief Medical Officer
Broadlawns Medical Center announces that Dr. Yogesh Shah will serve as the organization's next Chief Medical Officer.
Get To Know: Dr. Lindsey Christianson, Primary Care Physician
Dr. Christianson talks about what she enjoys about being a family practice physician and why she chose to practice at Broadlawns.
Broadlawns Announces Opening Date for Cityville Clinic
The newly constructed Broadlawns Cityville Clinic will open on Monday, November 11, 2019.
Get To Know: Dana Rich, Endocrinology Nurse Practitioner
Dana specializes in adult diabetes management and is accepting new patients.
Get To Know: Dr. Katy Laurin, Psychologist
Dr. Laurin works both directly with patients and with our Family Medicine residents.
Broadlawns Nurse Receives International DAISY Award for Exceptional Care
Nancy Parkey Receives The DAISY Award for Exceptional Nursing Care.
Get To Know: Dr. Theron Jameson, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Jameson is specially trained in Anterior Hip Replacement, a less invasive type of hip replacement surgery with faster recovery.
Get To Know: Dr. Jesse Westrum, Optometrist
Dr. Westrum's talks about how often you should get an eye exam and why it's important to stay on top of your eye health.
Bone Made with 3D Printer Helps Man Walk Again
Broadlawns Foot and Ankle physician, Dr. Mica Murdoch, is utilizing innovative new technology to restore mobility for his patients.
Get To Know: Dr. Christopher Matson, Primary Care Physician
Dr. Matson's talks about why it's important to have a primary care doctor and why he chooses to practice at Broadlawns.
Running Tips
Whether you’re a veteran runner or just starting out, read these tips from Broadlawns Sports Medicine experts to help you become a better, stronger runner.
Get To Know: Dr. Ashley McClain, Podiatrist
Dr. McClain says her favorite thing about working at Broadlawns is the variety of patients that she gets to see.
Get To Know: Dr. Olga Tenney, Pediatrician
Dr. Tenney talks about what she finds most rewarding about being a Pediatrician at Broadlawns Medical Center.
Lundquist named Program Director of Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program
Rebecca Lundquist, MD has been named Program Director of the Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program.
What is Macular Degeneration?
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older.
Broadlawns Receives Make A Difference Award
Broadlwans received the Make A Difference corporate award at this morning’s 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast.
Get To Know: Dr. Juliane Winters, Dentist
Dr. Winters talks about services offered at our Dental Clinic.
Am I at Risk For Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes pressure within the eye to build up and exceed what the eye can safely withstand.
Get To Know: Dr. Ryan Bakke, Urgent Care Physician
Learn more about Dr. Bakke, a graduate of our Family Medicine Residency Program, and an Urgent Care Physician at our East University Clinic.
Get To Know: Dr. Udaya Kabadi, Endocrinologist
Dr. Kabadi talks about what he enjoys most about working at Broadlawns.
Get To Know: Tara Brockman, Primary Care Physician
Dr. Brockman talks about the most meaningful part about being a primary care physician at Broadlawns Medical Center.
Get To Know: Dr. Lora Keipper, Pain Management Psychologist
As part of a multi-disciplinary approach to treating chronic pain, Dr. Keipper addresses the mental well-being of her patients.
Get To Know: Dr. Dana Danley, Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Danley says the the best thing about being a Family Medicine Physician is being able to care for the entire family, from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Broadlawns Shares Expansion and Renovation Plans
The plans encompass adding a third floor to the Sands building that will incorporate single occupancy medical-surgical inpatient rooms, a new ICU, and a new Family Birthing Center. Broadlawns is also renovating its Oncology and Hematology Center to provide an enhanced environment for cancer patients to receive care.
Get To Know: Dr. John Tentinger, Radiologist
Dr. Tentinger talks about why he chooses to practice at Broadlawns Medical Center.
Broadlawns Expands Mental Health Services
Broadlawns Medical Center is expanding its mental health services with the opening of a Psychiatric Urgent Care and by offering electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) procedures.
Get To Know: Dr. Teresa Dolphin-Shaw, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Dolphin-Shaw is fellowship trained in child and adolescent psychiatry.
How Do You Know If You Suffer from Chronic Migraine?
Chronic migraine is a condition that affects an estimated 3.2 million sufferers in the US, and many people remain undiagnosed.
Why Should I Have a Primary Care Provider?
Having and utilizing a primary care physician can help you achieve your health goals.
Get To Know: Dr. Ed Jones, Urgent Care Physician
Dr. Jones talks about how the most rewarding part about being a physician at Broadlawns East University Clinic is making a difference in people's lives.
Get To Know: Dr. Sarah Ling, Family Medicine Physician
As a family medicine physician, Dr. Ling treats patients from infancy through the golden years at Broadlawns Dallas Center Clinic.
Get To Know: Dr. Nicole Gilg, Primary Care Physician
Dr. Gilg earned a Master's Degree in Public Health and is dedicated to ensuring the health of the community.
Get To Know: Dr. Hayley Harvey, Dentist
Dr. Harvey finds great joy in providing dental care for her patients, creating healthy smiles for others to share with their family and friends.
Get To Know: Dr. Michael Foggia, Urgent Care Physician
As an Urgent Care Physician at Broadlawns, Dr. Foggia is dedicated to helping patients overcome obstacles to achieve optimal health.
Get To Know: Dr. Christy Benson, Ophthalmologist
As an Ophthalmologist, Dr. Benson works with patients both locally and abroad to enhance their quality of life by improving their eyesight.
Get To Know: Dr. Larry Lindell, OB/GYN
Dr. Lindell creates lifelong memories delivering babies in the Family Birthing Center and attending to the healthcare needs of women and their newborns.
Get To Know: Dr. Jeff Nichols, Anesthesiologist
Dr. Nichols finds gratification in helping others when they are in need of medical care.
Get To Know: Dr. Mica Murdoch, Podiatrist
Dr. Murdoch enjoys helping patients get back on their feet to lead a healthier, more active life.
Get To Know: Dr. Bradley Lair, Oncologist
Dr. Lair talks about his passion for helping patients battle cancer as well as his passion for encouraging children to swim.