About Mercy

Community Resources & Housing

Since the Sisters of Mercy founded Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines in 1893, the primary goal of our organization has been to improve the health and well-being of the people who live in the communities we serve. This mission guides our decision-making processes every day as we strive to meet the health care needs of central Iowans.

Mercy provides a variety of community outreach programs including:

  • Senior Services and Housing
    Mercy offers a complete array of senior health care and retirement housing services throughout the Des Moines metro area.
  • YMCA Healthy Living Center
    YMCA Healthy Living Center™ is an unique partnership between Mercy Medical Center and the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. Integrating the medical expertise of Mercy health care providers with the proven fitness methods of the YMCA, the Healthy Living Center is an innovative facility dedicated to rehabilitation and wellness.
  • Home Respiratory Care and Medical Supply
    Mercy Home Respiratory Care and Medical Supply provides the latest in medical equipment and supplies for your home.
  • Mercy Hospice
    Mercy Hospice offers comfort, dignity and quality care to individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses. The focus of hospice care is not to cure disease, but rather to keep pain and other symptoms under control.
  • House of Mercy
    House of Mercy is Iowa's largest single provider of transitional housing for women who are in substance abuse recovery programs, homeless or both. The program is unique in that it serves those who are single, pregnant or parenting and enables children to stay with their mothers while they are undergoing treatment.
  • Corporate Health
    Through the “Workforce Health Initiative,” Mercy partners with local businesses to provide employees with health care information and screenings that help improve their well-being and control health care costs.
  • Wellness Center
    Knowing that physical fitness is essential to good health, Mercy is proud to offer employees, families and members of the community access to its on-site Wellness Center – a full-service health and fitness facility.
  • Jordan Creek “Find Your Center”
    Jordan Creek Town Center and Mercy Medical Center partner to present the Find Your Center program, an overall get-healthy initiative that includes a Mall Walkers program and a unique club geared just for women called, Celebrate You.


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1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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