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Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes

Mercy Medical Center - West Lakes located at 1755 59th Place is a 146-bed, full-service community hospital on 17 acres in West Des Moines. It is part of the Mercy Medical Center—Des Moines family, and was built as a replacement hospital for Mercy Capitol in Des Moines. 


Visiting Hours

Visiting hours for most hospital units are from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting hours for critical care units vary. Children may visit patients on most floors and units; however, children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Contacting Patients

Friends and loved ones may call the switchboard at (515) 358-8000 and request to be transferred to the patient's room (callers must have the patient's first and last name), or they may call the patient's room directly. Patient room telephone numbers are (515) 358-8 plus the floor number (3, 4 or 5) and the last two digits of the room number, or (515) 358-8XXX.

Maps & Parking

Parking is free for patients and visitors in the Visitor Parking Lot.  Visitors are asked not to park in the 5901 Westown Pkwy. Medical Office Building's lots. -- view larger map or print

Mercy West Lakes Interior Map


(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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