News and Updates

Big things are always happening at Mercy.

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

November 4, 2019

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

November 4, 2019

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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Shop and Support MercyOne Des Moines this Holiday Season

November 4, 2019

Check off your holiday list and support MercyOne Des Moines this holiday season! When you shop at Amazon via AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to MercyOne Des Moines Foundation or MercyOne House of Mercy. Shop and support today! Click on the corresponding banners below:              

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2019 BKB Golf Outing Results

November 4, 2019

The 16th Annual Bailey Katherine Bryant Memorial Golf Outing was held on Staurday, September 28. With 96 golfers, the outing raised $14,018 for a grand total of over $205,000 raised in the last 16 years. See photos from the event here. Thank you for your support! All proceeds benefit the Variety Neonatual Intensive Care Unit…

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2019 Shine This Christmas: Honor Loved Ones This Holiday Season

November 4, 2019

Help MercyOne Des Moines Auxiliary light its tree this Christmas!  Purchase a virtual light or a symbolic present tagged in honor or memory of a loved one, colleague or caregiver. Honorees will be recognized during the Christmas season in MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center’s central campus lobby and MercyOne West Des Moines Medical Center lobby.…

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MercyOne Des Moines Auxiliary November 2019 Promotions

October 31, 2019

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

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Mercy College of Health Sciences Awarded Fifth Largest Gift to Establish Mains Endowed Scholarship Fund

September 30, 2019

Mercy College of Health Sciences has been awarded the fifth largest gift in the institution’s history, establishing the Mains Endowed Scholarship Fund. The $240,500 estate gift was given by the late Suzanne Mains, a graduate and eventual director of Mercy School of Nursing, which later became part of Mercy College of Health Sciences. Suzanne spent…

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MercyOne Des Moines Foundation Grants Manager Lisa Pagel Earns Grant Professional Certification Credential

September 30, 2019

MercyOne Des Moines Foundation Grants Manager, Lisa Pagel, recently received the Grant Professional Certification (GPC) credential, a nationally recognized credential through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). The GPC certification is based on rigorous standards and ongoing research. Lisa is one of six Iowans to hold this credential. In order to be eligible for the…

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Donor Spotlight: Sheryl Barnes

September 30, 2019

Helping those is need is an annual priority for Sheryl Barnes, Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Services at MercyOne Des Moines. Each year, she gives through MercyOne Des Moines Foundation’s Annual Campaign. This year’s campaign started Sept. 16 and runs through Oct. 18. Contributions to this campaign are designated to a variety of funds, directly…

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

September 27, 2019

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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