News and Updates

Big things are always happening at Mercy.

New Beads of Courage Program Launches

September 12, 2018

            For more information, contact: Gregg Lagan, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines (515) 247-3050 or cell (515) 490-6636 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2018   New Beads of Courage Program Launches at Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics DES MOINES, Iowa­—Innovative arts-in-medicine program Beads of Courage has launched at Mercy…

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Ronald McDonald House Des Moines receives $2.3 million gift to kick off Capital Campaign at Mercy

August 31, 2018

Des Moines, Iowa – – Ronald McDonald House Des Moines has received the single largest cash gift in its history: $2.3 million, as part of a $100 million donation from global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) to Ronald McDonald House. The gift kicks off the House’s “You Are the Key to our House” capital campaign. The…

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Corporate Spotlight: John Deere

August 29, 2018

Since 1987, John Deere’s corporate philanthropy has touched House of Mercy in a special way. Each Christmas, the company deploys from Johnston to House of Mercy a group of festive elves, led by none other than Mr. and Mrs. Claus. In their arms, they are carrying hundreds of gifts for House of Mercy clients. The…

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Donor Spotlight: Dr. William Young

August 28, 2018

Radiologist William Young, M.D.’s impact on our community will be long remembered. His philanthropic imprint on Des Moines and specifically on Mercy is significant, transformative and meaningful. Dr. Young recently accepted a position at Huron Valley Radiology at Trinity Health in Michigan and moves there this fall with his family. Dr. Young made his first…

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Mercy Auxiliary September Promotions

August 27, 2018

Mercy Auxiliary supports Mercy Foundation through sales from Mercy Starbucks, Mercy Gift House & Flowers, Mercy Salon and West Lakes Gift House & Brew. Learn about its September specials below and support Mercy while you shop! Save even more by becoming a lifetime Auxiliary member today! Sign up online or visit any of the retail locations listed…

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Mercy Foundation and Community Choice Credit Union Launch Remarkable Mercy Experience Fund

August 27, 2018

            For more information, contact: Gregg Lagan, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines (515) 247-3050 or cell (515) 490-6636 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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…

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Gilead Circle

August 6, 2018

Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Gilead Circle inductees: Norkaitis Family Charities and Prairie Meadows. In October, the two organizations will be honored as benefactors who have transformed Mercy Medical Center through their lifetime giving of more than $500,000. They will be presented with the Gilead Medallion, representing the Mercy tenets of care…

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Corporate Spotlight: Prairie Meadows Gives Back to Mercy

August 2, 2018

Mercy recently received grant awards totaling $20,000 from Prairie Meadows. The funds will be used to enhance mental health services at House of Mercy, purchase simulation training equipment at Mercy College of Health Sciences and launch a mobile Teddy Bear Clinic through Mercy Children’s Hospital and Clinics. “At Prairie Meadows, we are dedicated to transforming…

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Donor Spotlight: Teddy Beard

August 2, 2018

For some, a simple fleece blanket does not hold much value. However, for patients treated by the Palliative Care Team at Mercy, a simple fleece blanket means so much more. When we find ourselves suffering from illness or watch as a family member spends their last days with us, a loving hand or a kind…

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Mercy Auxiliary August 2018 Promotions

August 1, 2018

Mercy Auxiliary supports Mercy Foundation through sales from Mercy Starbucks, Mercy Gift House & Flowers, Mercy Salon and West Lakes Gift House & Brew. Learn about its August specials below and support Mercy while you shop! Save even more by becoming a lifetime Auxiliary member today! Sign up online or visit any of the retail locations listed…

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