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Gregg Lagan, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
(515) 247-3050 or cell (515) 490-6636
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August 27, 2018
Mercy Foundation and Community Choice Credit Union Launch Remarkable Mercy Experience Fund
Lead Gift from Community Choice Credit Union Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary of Des Moines Mercy Credit Union
DES MOINES, IOWA – Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Remarkable Mercy Experience Fund. Established by a $50,000 lead gift from Community Choice Credit Union, the fund will help Mercy providers care for our patient population at the highest level by funding the basic essentials of inpatients in need. Examples of fund uses include: outerwear, shoes, haircuts and more. The fund aligns with Mercy’s vision, which is to provide a Remarkable Mercy Experience to every person the organization is privileged to serve.
The establishment of the fund celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Mercy Credit Union, which was established in 1968, and in 2006 joined Community Choice Credit Union. Today, nearly 1,700 of the 44,000 Community Choice Credit Union members are Mercy employees.
“Community Choice Credit Union is so pleased to strengthen our partnership with Mercy and support its crucial mission of helping those most vulnerable in our community,” said Josh Cook, CEO at Community Choice Credit Union.
“Our investment in the Remarkable Mercy Experience Fund strongly aligns with our principal of creating positive experiences for our members and helping others succeed in our community.”
“Mercy Foundation is so pleased to launch this fund, thanks to the generosity of Community Choice Credit Union,” said Mercy Foundation President Shannon Cofield.
“Community Choice understands our community’s need and is proactively addressing it. We are so pleased that Mercy’s mission to serve the underserved can be met in such a meaningful way.”
About Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
Mercy operates four not-for-profit, Catholic hospital campuses, with a total of 875 beds, along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state – with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 99 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services.
About Mercy Foundation
Mercy Foundation secures vital funding that ensures equal access, clinical excellence and high-quality care for all in Greater Des Moines through Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. Learn more at foundation.mercydesmoines.org.
About Community Choice Credit Union
Community Choice Credit Union is a financial institution in constant and persistent pursuit of providing unexpectedly delightful experiences to its members, its employees and its communities. Guided by the unbanking spirit since 1953, Community Choice has become trusted as the beacon for financial product and service gratification for thousands of Central Iowans. It allows you to unbank your way with a blend of retail stores and digital channels offering a full smorgasbord of consumer and business solutions.