News and Updates

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MercyOne Children’s Hospital’s NICU Receives a Premature Anne Simulation Doll

July 1, 2019

Earlier this month, through the generosity of donor support, MercyOne Des Moines Foundation funded a Premature Anne Simulation Doll for MercyOne Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This doll trains and builds confidence in nurses as they encounter real-life emergency situations. “The Premature Anne Simulation Doll has been a game-changer for us,” said Amy…

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Donor Spotlight: Steven and Kimberly Bryant

July 1, 2019

For the last 16 years, Steven and Kimberly Bryant have been supporting families in the MercyOne Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in memory of their daughter, Bailey Katherine Bryant. The Bryants established the Bailey Katherine Bryant Memorial Golf Outing in 2004, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the NICU. “Bailey was a patient in…

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MercyOne Des Moines Auxiliary June 2019 Promotions

June 27, 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 July specials below and support MercyOne Des Moines while you shop! Save even more by becoming a lifetime…

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Saving Lives, David Hockmuth, M.D., Vail En Espanol Magazine

June 26, 2019

The following is a translation of a feature on MercyOne Children’s Hospital’s Yucatan Program that appeared in the summer 2019 issue of Vail En Español Magazine. Locals can see David Hockmuth, M.D. skiing in Vail or in Des Moines, Iowa, where he is the only pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon in the state and an active member…

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Record-Breaking $502,055 raised at 2019 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala

June 17, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, June 17, 2019 – A record-breaking $502,055 was raised on Thursday, June 13 at the 2019 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala presented by Nationwide and produced by MercyOne Des Moines Foundation at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Downtown Des Moines. The 2019 co-chairs were Monni and…

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Donor Spotlight: Beth and Tim Coonan

June 5, 2019

About 10 years ago, Des Moines attorneys Beth and Tim Coonan were first introduced to the work at MercyOne House of Mercy, and they continue to serve as advocates for the organization. House of Mercy is one of Iowa’s largest most comprehensive providers of vital services for men, women and children working through mental health…

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

June 5, 2019

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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MercyOne Des Moines Auxiliary June 2019 Promotions

May 30, 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 June specials below and support MercyOne Des Moines while you shop! Save even more by becoming a lifetime…

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MercyOne Children’s Hospital Heart Superheroes Featured at 2019 Principal Charity Classic

May 23, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, May 23, 2019 – MercyOne Children’s Hospital Heart Superheroes will be featured at the 2019 Principal Charity Classic. These 11 children – ranging in age from 9 months to 10 years old – are all former patients who experienced life-saving cardiac care surgeries and procedures at MercyOne Children’s Hospital. On Friday,…

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2019 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala Contestants Announced

May 22, 2019

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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