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Mercy Medical Center Des Moines

 
Overview
Mercy Medical Center is a 917-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital, located on three Des Moines campuses.

The hospital, founded by a small group of Sisters of Mercy in 1893, is the longest continually-operating hospital in central Iowa. It built its reputation on providing the most compassionate care to its patients.

Areas of excellence include heart, cancer, birthing and pediatrics services, emergency/trauma services, medical imaging, critical care, neurology, orthopedics, behavioral medicine and more.

Mercy Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health of our community in partnership with others who share the core values of the Spirit of Mercy.
Culture
Mercy Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health of our community in partnership with others who share the core values of the Spirit of Mercy.
  • Reverence
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Mission
    The Mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church by bringing it new life, energy and viability in the 21st century. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we move toward the creation of healthier communities.
    Awards
    Mercy was awarded the 2006 Merit Employer of the Year Award from the Des Moines Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) during the group’s annual Freedom Fund banquet. Mercy was chosen for this year’s award based on our demonstrated commitment to diversity starting with our Board of Directors, where five members are ethnic minorities and seven members are women. Mercy was also recognized for our corporate diversity plan, employing a full-time diversity consultant, and its diversity committee who help to coordinate several outreach efforts in the community each year.

    Also for the eighth year in a row, consumers surveyed in the Des Moines market have voted Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines among the best in terms of nurses, doctors, overall quality and image. As a result, the National Research Corporation (NRC) has recognized Mercy as one of the nation’s top hospitals with its prestigious 2006/07 Consumer Choice Award.
    Services
    Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, is a JCAHO-Accredited 917-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital, located on three Des Moines campuses. Mercy is Des Moines' first dedicated hospital and offers a wide range of programs and services, including medical information and referrals, nutrition services, health and wellness programs, women's services, telemedicine and more. For more information, click on the services listed below.

  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center
  • Ambulatory Infusion Center
  • Birthing Center—Pregnancy Resources
  • Breast Health—Katzmann Breast Center at Mercy
    Cancer Center
  • Center for Craniofacial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Center for Joint Replacement
  • CyberKnife®
  • Mercy Center for Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Children's Center
  • Clinical Nutrition Services
  • Diabetes Institute: Experts in Diabetes Control
  • Emergency and Trauma Services
  • Heart Care—Iowa Heart Hospital at Mercy
  • House of Mercy
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Interpretation Services
  • Levitt Medical Library
  • Medical Imaging
  • Mercy Center for Weight Reduction
  • Mercy Franklin
  • Mental Health Services
  • Mercy Hospice
  • Mercy One
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain Services
  • Pastoral Care
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient Accounts
  • Rehab Services
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Senior Services
  • Sleep Center
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stroke Center
  • Subacute Care
  • Surgery
  • Telemedicine
  • Volunteers
  • Wellness Center
  • Wound Treatment Center
  • Contact Us
    Mercy Medical Center
    1111 6th Avenue - Des Moines, Iowa 50314
    Phone: (515) 247-3121