Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines is an 875-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital situated on three campuses. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy is Des Moines’ longest continually operating hospital and one of the largest employers in the state, with about 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health professionals.
Mercy is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 105 hospitals and multiple other facilities and servicies.
Mercy is also one of the Midwest’s largest referral centers, offering a variety of specialty services that are unique to Iowa and the region.