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Philanthropy Funds New Wellness Program for those with Parkinson’s disease at MercyOne Health & Fitness Center

Through the generosity of a local community member, Jim Best, MercyOne Health & Fitness Center is adding Rock Steady Boxing, a noncontact boxing sport for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, to its long list of exercise programs designed to improve the health of those in our community. Best has been diagnosed with…

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Donor Spotlight: Dr. Daniel DiMeo

MercyOne Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Daniel DiMeo, M.D., gives back to bless others. Through his philanthropic giving, he is paying forward what he has been blessed with. MercyOne Des Moines Foundation’s 2019 Annual Campaign is underway. Contributions to this campaign can be designated to a variety of funds, impacting the services, programs and areas donors care about…

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MercyOne Children’s Hospital Awarded $200,000 Grant from Variety-the Children’s Charity

MercyOne Children’s Hospital has received a $200,000 grant from Variety- the Children’s Charity to fund significant medical equipment for the pediatric cardiac care program at MercyOne Children’s Hospital. MercyOne Children’s Hospital is a part of MercyOne Medical Center Des Moines, a nonprofit Catholic health care provider serving Greater Des Moines with remarkable care for thousands…

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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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Three New Directors Join 2020 MercyOne Des Moines Foundation Board

MercyOne Des Moines Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new board members for the 2020 fiscal year: Erin Kuhl, Cary Murphy, M.D. and William Vandivier, D.O. Erin Kuhl is the Chief Financial Officer for Kum & Go, L.C. and provides oversight of the finance and accounting departments for the organization, while contributing…

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Donor Spotlight: Linda and Mark Abendroth

Helping others and giving back in any way possible is something Linda and Mark Abendroth love to do. These grandparents of 13 have seen six of their grandchildren – one of which passed away –treated at MercyOne Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and are now giving back as a way to help babies…

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MercyOne Des Moines Foundation President Shannon Cofield Vice-Chairs 2020 CommonSpirit Health Summit

MercyOne Des Moines Foundation President Shannon Cofield has been appointed as national vice-chair of the 2020 CommonSpirit Health Philanthropy Education Summit. The summit will be held Feb. 13-14, 2020 in San Diego, California. “It is an honor to serve in this role and help equip foundation leaders around the nation with knowledge and skills to…

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Winner Announced for MercyOne Children’s Hospital Heart Superheroes Event at 2019 Principal Charity Classic

Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – MercyOne Children’s Hospital open heart surgery patient Collins Weitl won a $500 contribution in her name to the pediatric cardiac care program at MercyOne Children’s Hospital. On Friday, May 31, MercyOne Children’s Hospital Heart Superheroes were stationed throughout the 2019 Principal Charity Classic at Wakonda Club in…

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2019 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala Contestants Announced

Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – The 2019 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala contestants have been announced. The 10th annual fundraising event, presented by Nationwide and produced by MercyOne Des Moines Foundation, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in…

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