Mercy News

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...

Nov 8 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa­—On Thursday, Nov. 10, a new 5th Avenue intersection linking Mercy Medical Center’s Central Campus with downtown  Des Moines and with the I-235 frontage roads will be opened to traffic...

Jul 19 2011

Mercy Medical Center –Des Moines has been ranked first in Des Moines in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings...

Jun 15 2011

A small radioactive “seed,” approximately the size of a piece of rice, offers new hope to breast cancer patients who must undergo surgery to remove a tumor. The technique, called radioactive seed localization...

May 31 2011

As a health care organization with a mission-driven commitment to create healthier communities, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines will implement a nicotine-free hiring policy...

May 10 2011

Dr. Richard Deming, medical director of Mercy Cancer Center, was recently named a recipient of the prestigious Lane Adams Quality of Life Award by the American Cancer Society (ACS)...

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