Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines. With approximately 7,000 staff members and a medical staff of about 1,200 physicians and allied health professionals, Mercy is one of the state’s largest employers and one of the Midwest’s largest referral centers.
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network (MHN) and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 100 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services. It is also a member of Mercy Health Network – an integrated system of hospitals and health care facilities created through a partnership between Catholic Health Initiatives and CHE-Trinity, headquartered in Livonia, Mich.
Additional facts and figures, as well as recent awards and designations are provided in this Fact Sheet.