Social Media Policy
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines supports and encourages the use of social media. We invite you to interact with UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and our family of hospitals and clinics by joining us in the world of social media. Learn about our latest technology, read inspiring patient stories, be the first to know about upcoming events and interact with our great community of followers. We encourage our community to share their stories and experiences at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines on our various social media outlets (to see a list of our social media networks click here).
Please keep in mind, your comments and postings are not private and can be seen by other people. We recommend you do not post anything you would not want a broad audience on the Internet to read. We caution you against posting any information that could make you vulnerable to financial or medical identity theft, such as your financial information or your insurance number. In addition, for your privacy, we recommend that you not post your hospital room number or any other private information.
The opinions and comments posted by others on our various social media sites are not the opinions of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, its officers, employees, staff members, or members of its board of directors. We reserve the right to edit posts if deemed necessary. Please note that UnityPoint Health - Des Moines cannot provide patient-specific information in responses to posts made about patient status or treatment provided at our hospitals or clinics due to federal privacy regulations (HIPAA).
Social Media Terms and Conditions of Use:
Below are the terms and conditions of using UnityPoint Health - Des Moines' social media websites. The terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines encourages the use of social media sites as a way for community to learn more about us and to share their stories with others. The comments, information and links posted on to the site by outside users are not the opinions of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. While UnityPoint Health - Des Moines reserves the right to edit or remove information posted to their sites, these sites are not monitored continually and information may not be removed right away. Even though UnityPoint Health - Des Moines can edit the content posted by other users, we cannot provide patient-specific information in responses to posts made about patients or treatment at our hospitals or clinics due to federal privacy regulations (HIPAA).
The information posted to the social media sites is not medical advice and should not be taken as medical advice. Please contact your physician if you have any personal medical questions.
By posting information to one of the social media sites you agree to the following:
You agree that you are responsible for the information you posted.
You agree to use the social media sites in a responsible manner and will not use the sites to:
- Post offensive comments;
- Use offensive language;
- Defame or personally attack another person;
- For illegal activities;
- To harass another person;
- To promote organizations or events not related to the content of the site; or
- To release private information about a patient.
For any questions about UnityPoint Health - Des Moines-Des Moines' Social Media Policy please contact: UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Public Relations Department at IHDMPubRel@ihs.org or 515-241-6302.