About Mercy

Variety Club Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Bright, colorful surroundings welcome children and their families in our newly redesigned Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Three, experienced intensive care doctors provide care for children hospitalized due to trauma injuries, surgery and heart procedures.

Our unit offers:

  • Nine private rooms with bathrooms, and 10 flexible patient rooms
  • Accommodations–including Iowa's only Ronald McDonald Family Room–that enable parents to stay close to their child
  • Special attention from distinguished specialists and nurses
  • Dedicated child life specialist, pediatric social worker, pharmacist and dietitian on the unit


Healthy Living
(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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