About Mercy

Mission & Values


The Mission of Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines, as a member of Catholic Health Initiatives, is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.


To provide a Remarkable Mercy Experience to every person we are privileged to serve. 


  • Reverence
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Excellence

Mercy Medical Center is strongly committed to diversity at all levels of the Mercy organization and in our community. Our mission, values and traditions firmly embrace inclusion, acceptance and compassion. Mercy is actively participating and responding to the unique and diverse needs of its patients, families, visitors, students and employees.

Download a pdf that outlines our mission, vision and values here. 

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