If you or a loved one is having symptoms of a stroke, Mercy is the best place in central Iowa to seek treatment. Mercy is proud to have a vascular neurologist who has completed a fellowship in stroke, central Iowa's only fellowship-trained vascular neurosurgeon, the expertise of a stroke coordinator who follows every stroke case, the area's only hospital to offer thrombectomy and a comprehensive rehabilitation unit to help stroke patients return to everyday life. Our stroke center treats the most stroke patients in Des Moines.
Our achievements have been recognized in being central Iowa's only hospital to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ and Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Mercy has held this distinguished honor since 2007. The Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.