Posts by Sophia Ahmad

National USDA and White House Representatives Visit MercyOne to Discuss Rural Health Care

On Friday, Sept. 6,  MercyOne staff met and shared information about the organization’s role in rural health care with national representatives including Nora Stein, program examiner of the Office of Management and Budget from the White House, and Curtis Anders, chief of staff of the USDA Rural Development Rural Utilities Service, who were touring sites…

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Saving Lives, David Hockmuth, M.D., Vail En Espanol Magazine

The following is a translation of a feature on MercyOne Children’s Hospital’s Yucatan Program that appeared in the summer 2019 issue of Vail En Español Magazine. Locals can see David Hockmuth, M.D. skiing in Vail or in Des Moines, Iowa, where he is the only pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon in the state and an active member…

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Remembering Maddie and Zoey: Mickle Twins Memorial Gifts

This post is written by Michelle and Mike Mickle, who are remembering their angel twins in a special way: On March 7, 2019, our lives were forever changed. Maddie Jo and Zoey Lynn were born sleeping at MercyOne Des Moines. They are our perfect little angels. Even though their time with us here on Earth…

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Principal Charity Classic Proceeds Fund Innovative Echocardiography Machine at MercyOne Children’s Hospital

Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – A state-of-the-art echocardiography (ECHO) machine has arrived in the Pediatric Cardiac Care Suite at MercyOne Children’s Hospital. The device is made possible by a gift from the 2018 Principal Charity Classic to MercyOne Des Moines Foundation. This innovative, new device is utilized multiple times for each pediatric…

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MercyOne Des Moines Auxiliary April 2019 Promotions

MercyOne Des Moines Auxiliary supports MercyOne Des Moines Foundation through sales from MercyOne Des Moines Starbucks, MercyOne Des Moines Gift House & Flowers, MercyOne Des Moines Salon and West Lakes Gift House & Brew. Learn about its February specials below and support MercyOne Des Moines while you shop! Save even more by becoming a lifetime…

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2019 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala Details Announced

Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, March 28, 2019 – The 2019 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala presented by Nationwide and produced by MercyOne Des Moines Foundation, will take place 6-9 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Downtown Des Moines.  The 10th annual Gala is a fun-spirited…

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Donor Spotlight: Segal Family’s Philanthropy Inspired By Son’s Saved Life

When he was just one year old, Anderson Segal’s life was saved at MercyOne Children’s Hospital by an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine, an advanced respiratory support machine that oxygenates and circulates blood and requires a specialized medical team to operate. In 2016, Anderson caught a respiratory syncytial virus infection that worsened and was in critical care…

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