Iowa Lutheran Hospital is in Des Moines, Iowa. The city has 212,318 people. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility number 158 in the United States. This puts it in the top one percent of all nursing homes. We also wanted to point out that this nursing home is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive healthcare services are available. Headlining this facility's exemplary report card is its inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : FalseUsed to indicate false.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+
Historical

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection grades are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+
Historical

An additional reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ short-term care score. This is simply as elite as it gets in this category. Our short-term care grades are crucial for people requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. This place excelled in two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility supplied about 50% more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than a typical nursing home. This is definitely an encouraging sign. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Iowa in this area with 69.4 percent of its residents returning home. At most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+
Historical

In the third area we looked at, this facility received elite marks in the category of long-term care. As a result, it was given one of our highest scores in that area with a of A+. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: A
Historical

In our final category, this facility also was awarded a first-rate nursing rating, with an A. This wrapped up a very strong report card. Nursing scores are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provided 6.9 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is among the more impressive figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. We were really impressed by these statistics. In addition to providing high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the nation in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these statistics as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care offered.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Iowa Lutheran Hospital Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
9.19
State
B
11.2
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
F
46.55%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center 0.11 mi
1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 247-3121
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Iowa Methodist Medical Center 0.7 mi
1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 241-6212
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Iowa Lutheran Hospital 0.87 mi
700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316
(515) 263-5612
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Broadlawns Medical Center 1.25 mi
1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 282-2200
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Government - Local

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Mercy 0.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
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(515) 244-0379
Central Des Moines Dialysis 0.81 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 241-5715
East Des Moines Dialysis 1.03 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316
(515) 262-5995
Riverpoint Dialysis Unit 1.11 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 283-1300
Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis 4.63 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324
(515) 274-9303
Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South 5.25 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3032
West Des Moines Dialysis 9.06 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266
(515) 221-2944
Ankeny Dialysis 10.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023
(515) 963-3174