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History of Innovation

While the Mercy Innovation Center (MIC) was established in 2014, innovation at Mercy started long ago.  Our organization was built on innovation, starting when the Sisters of Mercy founded Mercy Medical Center in 1893.  Being the oldest continually operating hospital is Des Moines, Mercy has continuously innovated to remain competitive and to better serve Central Iowa and beyond. 

Over the past 120+ years, we have forged ahead with remarkable innovations, such as:

  • First hospital in Des Moines to employee physicians
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement  (TAVR)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • daVinci Robotics
  • Healthy Living Center
  • Transplant
  • Mercy Health Network
  • UIHA
  • ACO
  • Residency Programs
  • Room Service
  • Mass Broadcast to Patient Rooms
  • All Single Patient Rooms
  • BeWell Network

We recognize we need to innovate on our past accomplishments to continue building on our promise of Excellence, Every Day in Every Way.  Innovation is occurring at faster pace than ever before.  MIC accelerates innovation by promoting creativity in problem solving, applying resources and measuring results to find the best way to accomplish our goals and better serve our community.

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