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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

Today, Mercy operates four not-for-profit Catholic hospital campuses, with a total of 875 beds, along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics.

 

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is the longest continually-operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state – with about 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates.  


Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo.  The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 105 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services. 

 

Maps, Directions & Parking

Mercy Medical Center — Des Moines, located at 1111 6th Avenue, is bordered by 6th Avenue to the west; 2nd Avenue to the east; University Avenue to the north and Laurel Street to the south. There is easy access to Mercy from several directions. Click the links below for driving directions to Mercy.

FROM INTERSTATE 235

Interstate 235 runs through Des Moines, providing direct access to Mercy Medical Center.

  • From I-235 Eastbound—Exit I-235 at 7th Street. Drive across 7th Street (one-way southbound) and 6th Avenue (one-way northbound) and turn left (north) onto 5th Avenue. Mercy is two bocks ahead on your right-hand side.
  • From I-235 Westbound—Exit the interstate at the sign that states 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Street exits. Follow the exit ramp straight ahead to the stoplights at 5th Avenue. Turn right and Mercy will be two blocks ahead on your right-hand side.

FROM INTERSTATE 80

Interstate 80 runs north of Des Moines. On I-80, take the 2nd Avenue exit and head south to University Avenue—approximately four miles. Turn right onto University Avenue. Go four blocks to 6th Avenue and turn left. The main drive entrance to Mercy is one block ahead on your left-hand side. Laurel Street is one block further on your left.

Mercy is located approximately 10 miles from the Des Moines International Airport and two miles from a commercial bus station in downtown Des Moines.

Contact an airline service or your local commercial bus company for routing and scheduling information.

Mercy's Central Campus has several entrances providing convenient access for patients and visitors. Free, convenient parking is located near each entrance. Valet parking is available at most entrances. See below for Valet Parking hours.

  • Main Entrance—Free parking is available in the North Parking Lot and Ramp.
  • Emergency Entrance—Free parking is available for Emergency patients directly north of the entrance.
  • East Tower Entrance—Free parking is available in the lot across 3rd Street. If space is not available, park in the North Visitor Parking Lot. Valet parking is available at either entrance.

To locate the most convenient entrance for your appointment or destination, ask your doctor's office, call Mercy's Information Desk at (515) 247-3121 or use the department entrance listing.

Parking stalls for persons with disabilities are located in each of these areas.

Wheelchairs are located inside each hospital entrance. If possible, call ahead to the Information Desk if you need a wheelchair.

Valet Parking

If you prefer to have a valet attendant park your vehicle for you, our valet parking service is available:

  • East Tower Entrance—8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • West Entrance (5th Street)—7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Mercy Medical Plaza (west and south entrances)—7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Valet parking is free. If you use the valet service, but do not plan to leave the hospital until after the valet stations close, you may pick up your vehicle keys by contacting the hospital's Security office at 247-3111 (extension 7-3111) or ask the receptionist at the Information Desk at the Main Entrance for your keys.

MERCY MEDICAL PLAZA

  • West Entrance—Free parking is available in the West Parking Ramp, or valet service is available.
  • East Entrance—Free parking is available in the East Parking Ramp, or valet service is available.
  • West Entrance—Free parking is available in the West Parking Ramp, or valet service is available.
  • Mercy Office Plaza (1055 6th Ave.—corner of 6th Ave. and Laurel St.)—Free parking adjacent to building.

To locate the most convenient entrance for your appointment or destination, ask your doctor's office, call Mercy's Information Desk at (515) 247-3121 or use the department entrance listing.

Parking stalls for persons with disabilities are located in each of these areas.

Wheelchairs are located inside each hospital entrance. If possible, call ahead to the Information Desk if you need a wheelchair.

Valet Parking

If you prefer to have a valet attendant park your vehicle for you, our valet parking service is available:

  • East Tower Entrance—8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • West Entrance (5th Street)—7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Mercy Medical Plaza (west and south entrances)—7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Valet parking is free. If you use the valet service, but do not plan to leave the hospital until after the valet stations close, you may pick up your vehicle keys by contacting the hospital's Security office at 247-3111 (extension 7-3111) or ask the receptionist at the Information Desk at the Main Entrance for your keys.

Use the services and department listing to locate the most convenient Mercy Central Campus entrance for your visit.

            A-F       G-M       N-W

  • Administration—Main Entrance
  • Admitting—Main Entrance
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center—Mercy Medical Plaza, East Entrance
  • Cafeteria (Marketplace and Grille)—Main Entrance
  • Cancer Center—Mercy Medical Plaza, West Entrance
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Prevention & Rehabilitation—West Entrance
  • Cardiac and Trauma Surgical Intensive Care—Main Entrance
  • Cardiac Catheterization—West Entrance
  • Cardiac Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit—East Tower Entrance
  • Chapel—Main Entrance
  • Chest Pain Center—Emergency Entrance
  • Conference Center—East Tower Entrance
  • Emergency Department—Emergency Entrance
  • Emergency Observation Unit—Emergency Entrance
  • Endoscopy—Main Entrance
  • Environmental Services—West Entrance
  • Gift House & Flowers—Main Entrance
  • Human Resources—Mercy Office Plaza, 1055 Sixth Avenue
  • Hyperbaric/Wound Treatment Center—West Entrance
  • Intensive Care Units—East Tower Entrance
  • Laboratory Waiting Room—West Entrance
  • Laboratory—Main Entrance
  • Maintenance—West Entrance
  • Mammography/MRI Suite—West Entrance
  • McDonald's—West Entrance
  • Medical Imaging Services (X-ray)—Main Entrance
  • Medical Records—Main Entrance
  • Medical Staff Operations—Main Entrance
  • Mercy Campus Medical Clinic—Mercy Medical Plaza, West Entrance
  • Mercy Central Internal Medicine Clinic—Mercy Medical Plaza, East Entrance
  • Mercy Foundation—Mercy Medical Plaza, East Entrance
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit— East Tower Entrance
  • Outpatient Diagnostic Center—Main Entrance
  • Pain Control Center—West Entrance
  • Pastoral Care—Main Entrance
  • Patient Billing—Mercy Office Plaza, 1055 Sixth Avenue
  • Patient Recovery Rooms—West Entrance
  • Patient Relations—Main Entrance
  • Pediatric Central Clinic—Mercy Medical Plaza, West Entrance
  • Print Shop—West Entrance
  • Public Relations & Marketing—West Entrance
  • Purchasing—West Entrance
  • Ruan Neuroscience Center— East Tower Entrance
  • Security—West Entrance
  • Sleep Center at Mercy— Mercy Office Plaza, 1055 Sixth Avenue
  • Social Services—Main Entrance
  • Stroke Center—Emergency Entrance
  • Surgery Waiting Room—Main Entrance
  • Surgical Affiliates Clinic—Mercy Medical Plaza, East Entrance
  • Technical Services—Main Entrance
  • Transplant and Cardiac Infusion Services—West Entrance
  • Trauma Services—Emergency Entrance
  • Volunteer Services—West Entrance
  • Wellness Center—West Entrance
  • West 3 Cardiovascular Care—West Entrance
  • Women & Infants' Center— East Tower Entrance
  • Wound Treatment Center—West Entrance

 

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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