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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. 

Oct 5 2015
Nurse practitioner joins Mercy Central Pediatric Clinic

DES MOINES, Iowa – The physicians and staff at Mercy Central Pediatric Clinic recently welcomed Megan Spreacker, ARNP, to the practice. Megan earned her master of science in nursing degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., in 2015. Prior to becoming an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner, Megan worked as a registered nurse at Mercy Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.

Aug 19 2015
Nurse practitioner joins Mercy Campus Medical Clinic

DES MOINES, Iowa – The physicians and staff at Mercy Campus Medical Clinic recently welcomed Elizabeth Gudgel, ARNP, to the clinic. Elizabeth earned her Master of Science: Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2009 from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining Mercy, Elizabeth worked as an advanced registered nurse practitioner at the Maquoketa Family Clinic in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Aug 19 2015
New physician joins Mercy East Village Family Practice and Urgent Care

DES MOINES, Iowa – The physicians and staff at Mercy East Village Family Practice and Urgent Care recently welcomed Laura Abels, D.O., to the clinic. Dr. Abels earned her medical degree from Des Moines University College of Medicine in 2012 and completed her residency through the Mercy Family Medicine program in 2015.

Aug 19 2015
New physician joins Mercy Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic

DES MOINES, Iowa – The physicians and staff at Mercy Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic recently welcomed Nichole Dean, D.O., to the clinic. Dr. Dean earned her medical degree from Des Moines University in 2007. Prior to joining Mercy, Dr. Dean worked at the Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine.

Aug 14 2015
Iowa Heart Center and Mercy Announce First Implant Of Newly Approved Recapturable Heart Valve

Offering the latest heart valve technology, Iowa Heart Center and Mercy announces its first implantations of the newly approved CoreValve® Evolut R System. The CoreValve® Evolut R System is the first-and-only recapturable and repositionable device available in the U.S. approved for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in severe aortic stenosis patients who are at high or extreme risk for open heart surgery. Three procedures were performed recently at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines by Drs. Atul Chawla, David McAllister and Marnix Verhofste.

Aug 4 2015
New physician joins Mercy West Pediatric Clinic

DES MOINES, Iowa – The physicians and staff at Mercy West Pediatric Clinic are excited to welcome Nicole Stoecken, D.O., to the clinic. Dr. Stoecken earned her medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012, and completed her residency at Blank Children’s Hospital, where she served as chief pediatric resident from July 2014-June 2015. 

Aug 4 2015
Anthony Kopp, D.O., joins Mercy Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

DES MOINES, Iowa­—Anthony Kopp, D.O., has joined the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation clinic at Medical Center—Des Moines. Dr. Kopp earned his degree at Des Moines University and recently completed his residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Kopp is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Jul 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. 

Jul 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.

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