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Iowa Lutheran Hospital Ratings

Des Moines, IA 50316
Phone: (515) 263-5612

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES

Quality of Care - Infectious Diseases - ER Wait Time - Patient Ratings

Quality of Care - Mortality Rate

How well does Iowa Lutheran Hospital save lives? 4% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack16%
Heart Failure10%

Infectious Disease at Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Drug resistant bacteria are becoming the largest health facing the United States. There are an increasing number of drug resistant bacteria, including: drug resistant bacteria due primarily to unnecessary and mis-applied use among humans and livestock, patients with hospitalizations for relatively minor reasons can suddenly face lifethreatening illness.

While many hospitals are implementing questionable flu vaccinations1 for their employees, many fewer have as rigorous solutions for nosocomial MDR infections.

Infectious DiseaseCases
C. Diff
Sickens more than a half million people each year and has a 17% mortality rate after one year2
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3

Emergency Room Wait Time Ratings

Time until initial exam: 0h 29m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 2 hour and 9 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 2 hour and 51 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 1 hour and 18 minutes delay before leaving to their room.

Patient Ratings

While customer satisfaction surveys don't necessarily reflect the quality of care provided at the hospital, it can identify some areas that are important standards to maintain, such as managing pain and maintaining a sanitary environment.

Overall Rating: AVERAGE
Iowa Lutheran Hospital 4.6 out of 5 based on 25 ratings. 25 user reviews.

70% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Nurses usually take time to communicate well
  • Doctors usually communicate well with patients
  • Rooms and facilities are usually clean

Negative Patient Ratings

    No consistently negative reviews

    1Questionable efficacy of flu vaccination
    2C Diff Mortality Rate
    3MRSA Mortality Rate

    Iowa Lutheran Hospital Stories

    Aug 24, 2021, 12:45 PM
    Iowa Lutheran Hospital: "08/24/21 we have been here since 8:30 this morning all they’ve done is taken an x ray have not seen or talk to anyone it is now 11:45 am. I just remember last time I was here it took 10 hours to be seen. This is the last time we come here. " - Marco

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