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Iowa Methodist Medical Center

1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-9976
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This Hospital's Grade
Grade c
Spring 2021

Outcomes measures include errors, accidents, and injuries that this hospital has publicly reported.

Measure The Hospital's Score Worst Performing Hospital Avg. Performing Hospital Best Performing Hospital Data Source Time Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What's This? 0.053 0.359 0.017 0.000 CMS 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What's This? 0.000 0.037 0.000 0.000 CMS 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Patient falls and injuries What's This? 0.909 1.727 0.432 0.000 CMS 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Infection in the blood What's This? 0.456 2.716 0.670 0.000 CMS 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Infection in the urinary tract What's This? 1.085 2.491 0.721 0.000 CMS 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What's This? 1.140 2.817 0.809 0.000 CMS 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
MRSA Infection What's This? 0.539 2.927 0.798 0.000 CMS 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
C. diff. Infection What's This? 0.696 1.770 0.575 0.000 CMS 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Dangerous bed sores What's This? 0.63 2.76 0.58 0.03 CMS 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Death from treatable serious complications What's This? 195.73 215.05 164.58 82.00 CMS 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Collapsed lung What's This? 0.25 0.43 0.25 0.10 CMS 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Serious breathing problem What's This? 6.70 12.99 6.36 1.52 CMS 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Dangerous blood clot What's This? 2.38 6.91 3.74 1.53 CMS 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Surgical wound splits open What's This? 0.89 1.20 0.91 0.67 CMS 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Accidental cuts and tears What's This? 1.30 2.35 1.26 0.47 CMS 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

Measure The Hospital's Score Worst Performing Hospital Avg. Performing Hospital Best Performing Hospital Data Source Time Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What's This? 45 5 82.18 100 Imputation Model Applied Not Applicable
Safe medication administration What's This? 45 5 81.76 100 Imputation Model Applied Not Applicable
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What's This? 5 5 60.72 100 Imputation Model Applied Not Applicable
Effective leadership to prevent errors What's This? Declined to Report 9.23 117.29 120.00 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey 2020
Staff work together to prevent errors What's This? Declined to Report 0.00 117.11 120.00 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey 2020
Enough qualified nurses What's This? Declined to Report 35.29 98.38 100.00 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey 2020
Handwashing What's This? Declined to Report 24 59.22 60 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey 2020
Communication with nurses What's This? 92 73 91.04 96 CMS 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Communication with doctors What's This? 92 81 90.91 97 CMS 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Responsiveness of hospital staff What's This? 82 60 84.21 94 CMS 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Communication about medicines What's This? 79 53 77.53 90 CMS 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Communication about discharge What's This? 88 67 86.51 94 CMS 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019