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Friday, July 17, 2015
New physician joins Mercy East Pediatric Clinic

DES MOINES, Iowa – The physicians and staff at Mercy East Pediatric Clinic are excited to welcome J. Michael Metts, D.O., to the clinic. Dr. Metts earned his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences and completed his residency at the University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Medicine. Prior to joining the pediatric clinic, Dr. Metts worked as a staff physician in the pediatric emergency department at Mercy. 

Friday, July 17, 2015
New pediatric clinic opening in Waukee

DES MOINES, Iowa – The need to provide convenient access to health care services to residents in the Des Moines metro area is continually growing. That’s why Mercy Clinics has expanded pediatric medical services to residents in Waukee and surrounding communities.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Mercy and Skiff Medical Center combine operations to serve the health needs of Central Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa­—Following months of study and discussion on the benefits of combining  health care operations, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines has completed the acquisition of Skiff Medical Center in Newton.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Mercy and Iowa Heart Center implant novel device to help lower high blood pressure

Des Moines, IA – Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and Iowa Heart Center is one of seven centers in the U.S. conducting a study to evaluate a novel device to help lower high blood pressure. An Iowa Heart Center cardiologist was the first in Iowa to implant the device on May 6 at Mercy. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Local physician receives Excellence Award

DES MOINES, Iowa – Mercy Clinics is pleased to announce Peter Reiter, M.D., FACP, recently received the Iowa Chapter of American College of Physicians (ACP) 2015 Excellence Award. This prestigious award is given to a Fellow and longstanding member of the Iowa Chapter of the ACP who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the ACP and the medical profession. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Mercy Clinics Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

DES MOINES, Iowa – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced 25 Mercy Clinics located in the Des Moines metro area received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.  

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Mercy is first hospital in central Iowa to earn ACE accreditation

Des Moines, IA – May 31— Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and Mercy West Lakes recently received accreditation for its cardiac catheterization lab and percutaneous coronary intervention from Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence™ (ACE), an organization dedicated to...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Mercy Medical Center to acquire Skiff Medical Center

DES MOINES, Iowa – After several months of exhaustive review, leaders of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and Skiff Medical Center in Newton are in agreement about the benefits of moving forward with a transition to Mercy ownership.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Local physician elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians

DES MOINES, Iowa – Mercy Clinics is pleased to announce Florita Henderson, M.D., FACP, has recently been elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines Selected for American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program

DES MOINES, IOWA – April 8 — Mercy Medical Center –Des Moines is one of 35 hospitals in the country selected to participate in the American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program, the first program of its kind in...

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Parkinson’s disease support group: March meeting announcement

DES MOINES, Iowa – The first meeting in 2015 for the Parkinson’s disease support group will take place on Wednesday, March 4, from 1:30-3 p.m., at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Mercy removes flu visitation restrictions

DES MOINES, Iowa­— As cases of influenza and hospitalizations have continued to decrease throughout Iowa, Mercy is joining our colleagues at Des Moines area hospitals in ending patient visitor restrictions at all facilities. 

Friday, January 23, 2015
Mercy Clinics expand internal medicine services in Urbandale

DES MOINES, Iowa – Mercy Clinics is making changes to increase patient access to medical care within the Des Moines metro area. 

Monday, November 17, 2014
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

DES MOINES, Iowa­—Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Open house event scheduled at Mercy Briarwood Medical Clinic

DES MOINES, Iowa – The physicians and staff at Mercy Briarwood Medical Clinic are hosting a special open house event on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, from 4-6 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

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