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May 2 2016
Wheaton Iowa Ministries Join Mercy Health Network

WATERLOO, IOWA – The Wheaton Franciscan Sisters finalized an agreement making the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Iowa operations part of Mercy Health Network.

Apr 6 2016
Mercy Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation in Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

DES MOINES, IOWA - Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has selected Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement.

Mar 25 2016
Mercy Clinics Holiday Schedule

DES MOINES, Iowa - Mercy Urgent Care Clinics will be closed this Sunday, March 27, for the Easter holiday.

Mar 24 2016
Iowa Heart Center at Mercy Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care

DES MOINES, IA - Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has designated Iowa Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines as a Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program.

Mar 11 2016
Nurse practitioner joins Mercy Ottumwa Medical Clinic

DES MOINES, IA – The physicians and staff or Mercy Ottumwa Medical Clinic recently welcomed Ashley Bland, ARNP, to the practice.

Feb 24 2016
Mercy Clinics now offering Cologuard screening test for colorectal cancer

DES MOINES, IA – Mercy Clinics is now offering Cologuard, the first and only FDA approved noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer. 

Jan 18 2016
Mercy Medical Center verified as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center

DES MOINES, Iowa­ — Mercy’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients of all ages has formally been recognized by the American College of Surgeons with the recent verification as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Mercy was also re-verified as a Level II Adult Trauma Center.

Jan 7 2016
Mercy Medical Center–West Lakes receives Blue Distinction® designation

DES MOINES, Iowa — Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® has recognized Mercy Medical Center–West Lakes as one of the first health care facilities in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction® Center+ designation in the area of bariatric surgery by the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program.

Nov 25 2015
Mercy Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Mercy Cancer Center. To earn voluntary accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.

Nov 5 2015
Mercy Comfort Health Center for Women to focus on midlife health care for central Iowa women

DES MOINES, Iowa — Frank Comfort was devoted to the women in his life. From his mother and grandmother — to his wives, daughters and the Sisters of Mercy. The Comfort family has often provided leadership, service and financial support to the Sisters of Mercy and their mission of caring for those in need. The Comfort family is once again making a difference by helping establish a women’s center in honor of all the women in Frank’s family. 

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