Mercy News

Oct 23 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa—Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines was recently distinguished as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital for 2013 from Truven Health Analytics™, formerly known as Thomson Reuters...

Oct 10 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa—Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines recently it’s been discovered that aspergillus contaminated methylprednisolone injections from New England Compounding Center (NECC)...

Jul 18 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa­—Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines has been ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital in Iowa, with high performance in five medical specialties...

Jun 28 2012

Des Moines (June 28, 2012) – Four of Iowa’s premier health care organizations announced today they are creating a health care alliance in Iowa and contiguous areas.  The announcement was made...

May 8 2012

DES MOINES, IA (May 8, 2012) – Today, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa officially announced a collaboration with Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines to create an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)...

Apr 20 2012

David Hockmuth, M.D., pediatric and adult cardiothoracic surgeon with Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and Iowa Heart Center, recently passed the American Board of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Cardiac Surgery board examination. He is the first and only pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon in Iowa to receive this distinguished certification, which has been earned by only 119 surgeons in the United States since 2009.

Feb 2 2012

Iowa Heart Center, a member of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in Iowa, today announced its first patient implants in the Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Clinical Trial. Mercy is the only site in Iowa, and one of 40 hospitals across the U.S., to participate in the trial evaluating a revolutionary non-surgical, less-invasive procedure as a treatment alternative to open-heart surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis. 

Jan 31 2012

Baby Taryn Suzanne Tuttle’s memory continues to live on and flourish through a recent donation her family made in her honor...

Jan 26 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa—In an effort to maximize quality patient care with the needed flexibility for today’s health care delivery, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is announcing a reorganization...

Dec 8 2011

Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the 2011-2012 flu vaccine will protect against three different flu...

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