News and Updates

Big things are always happening at Mercy.

2018 Skiff Medical Center Gala Raises Over $68,000

April 20, 2018

Nearly 300 physicians, business and community leaders attended the 2018 Skiff Gala to support Skiff Medical Center in Newton on Saturday, April 14th.  The event raised more than $68,000 which will be used to purchase a stress treadmill for cardiac testing and pulmonary function testing equipment for Respiratory Therapy.  The evening featured social time, live…

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Mercy Auxiliary’s April Specials

April 2, 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 April 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…

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2017 Spirit of Mercy Campaign Raises $874,000

April 2, 2018

2017 Spirit of Mercy Campaign raises $874,000 for Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines DES MOINES, Iowa­—Mercy Foundation’s 2017 Spirit of Mercy Campaign has raised $874,000, exceeding its goal of $860,000. The Campaign supports Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and its various service lines and Mission Affiliates – including Mercy College of Health Sciences,…

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Funder Spotlight: Variety – The Children’s Charity

April 2, 2018

In March, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and Mercy Foundation were pleased to support the Variety Telethon with a check for $45,927 to further Variety’s mission of helping children in need reach their highest potential. For 40 years, Mercy and Variety have been devoted partners in improving quality of life for Iowa’s children. Mercy…

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Mercy Foundation launches new Grateful Patient Program

March 29, 2018

Mercy Foundation has launched a new Grateful Patient Program. In coordination with CHI Foundation and the Gobel Group, the Foundation is establishing this new program that connects patients and families who have had a remarkable Mercy experience to express their gratitude through transformational philanthropy. Hear more from grateful families who have participated in Grateful Patient…

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Donor Spotlight: Robert Johnson Builds Hope in the Lives of Children

March 14, 2018

Robert Johnson builds hope in the lives of children with his own two hands. Since 2016, he has hand-crafted tables and chairs for Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics patients. To date, he’s delivered nearly sets of 150 tables and chairs to Mercy. What started in 2012 as a hobby has developed into a labor of…

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2018 House of Mercy Game Show Gala Details Announced

March 6, 2018

  For more information, contact: Sophia S. Ahmad sahmad@mercydesmoines.org  (515) 643-8035 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 6, 2018 2018 House of Mercy Game Show Gala Details Announced DES MOINES, IOWA – The 2018 House of Mercy Game Show Gala details have been announced. The ninth annual fundraising event, presented by Nationwide and produced by Mercy…

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Donor Spotlight: The Andres Family Legacy of Giving

February 21, 2018

Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that are the most heartfelt and inspiring. A few months ago, Mercy Foundation received two white envelopes from Dr. Matt Andres, Chief of Pathology at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. The envelopes were filled with coins from his son, ten-year-old Connor Andres. Inside one of the envelopes…

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Former Mercy President, CEO & School of Nursing Director Patricia Clare Sullivan has died

February 9, 2018

Patricia Clare Sullivan, who served as President and CEO of Des Moines’ longest continually operating hospital — Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines — has died at the age of 89 at The Villages near Orlando, Fla., following a brief illness. Patricia Clare Sullivan, who loved nursing and all she cared for, served 15 years…

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Support Mercy while shopping Amazon this holiday season

December 13, 2017

You can check off your holiday list and support Mercy! When you shop at Amazon via Amazon Smile, Amazon will make a donation to Mercy Foundation or House of Mercy. Shop and support today! Click on the corresponding banners below:  

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