About Mercy

Children’s Heart Surgery

Pediatric Heart Patient Iowa Heart Center and Mercy are the only providers of pediatric heart surgery in central Iowa. Mercy recognizes that pediatric care must embrace the extended family to lessen the anxiety of both the child and their support system. To meet the needs of our youngest patients, expert care is provided to children by a compassionate pediatric team and is enhanced by the ease of a conveniently located medical center.

Patients and their families benefit from Mercy's collaborative relationships with pediatric cardiologists and pediatric intensivists. Three board-certified pediatric cardiologists provide expert diagnostic and interventional care using the Variety Pediatric Catheterization Suite. This suite is equipped with leading-edge technology that provides precise views of a child’s heart.

The Variety Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is staffed by two pediatric intensivists who further enhance our pediatric surgery program. Their 24-hour coverage for post-operative pediatric heart patients and skill in pediatric cardiac critical care medicine assure that the patient receives quality care.


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1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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