John Stoddard Cancer Center, part of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, has received the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer. The award recognizes programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. John Stoddard was one of 74 cancer centers nationwide and the only Iowa center to receive the award. “Receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award is a testament to the dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff to ensure that patients and families are receiving the highest standards of cancer care right here in Des Moines,” said Eric Crowell, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.