News and Updates

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Remembering Maddie and Zoey: Mickle Twins Memorial Gifts

May 16, 2019

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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Volunteer Opportunity: 2019 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala

May 15, 2019

Sign up to be a Volunteer at the 2019 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala! Each year MercyOne Des Moines Foundation hosts a Game Show Gala that supports the mission of MercyOne House of Mercy. A night of fun and laughter complete with community members and local celebrities facing off in game show-styled challenges.…

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Donor Spotlight: Jessica and Steve Gomke Provides Lasting Memories for MercyOne Children’s Hospital Parents

May 6, 2019

Jessica Gomke and her husband Steve know the pain of losing a child and how precious keepsakes can preserve a child’s memory. In 2010, tragedy hit Jessica and Steve when they lost their child John at only 33-days-old. John’s journey was not an easy one: he was born with Choanal Atresia, a congenital disorder in…

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MercyOne Des Moines Auxiliary May 2019 Promotions

May 3, 2019

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 May specials below and support MercyOne Des Moines while you shop! Save even more by becoming a lifetime…

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

April 30, 2019

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

April 1, 2019

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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Donor Spotlight: Thomas A. Reitinger Helps Students in Financial Need Continue Their Education

April 1, 2019

It has been over 20 years since he became the first lay CEO of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, and Thomas (Tom) Reitinger is still finding ways to give back to the Des Moines community, particularly for students studying nursing at Mercy College of Health Sciences. Tom’s time as CEO of MercyOne Des Moines Medical…

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2019 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala Details Announced

March 28, 2019

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

March 3, 2019

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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MercyOne Des Moines Auxiliary March 2019 Promotions

March 1, 2019

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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