News and Updates

Big things are always happening at Mercy.

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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#GivingTuesday 2017

November 21, 2017

Now in its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is on Tuesday, Nov. 28 and is a global day of giving fueled by social media and collaboration. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Mercy Foundation is an important part of the vibrant philanthropic culture here in Des Moines, helping…

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Mercy Foundation Receives $95,000 from Principal Charity Classic

October 20, 2017

For more information, contact: Gregg Lagan Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines (515) 490-6636 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2017 Mercy Foundation Receives $95,000 from Principal Charity Classic DES MOINES, IOWA – Mercy Foundation received $95,000 from the 2017 Principal Charity Classic®, presented by Wells Fargo, the annual PGA TOUR Champions event in Des Moines…

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New Josephine Norkaitis Student Success Center Opens at Mercy College of Health Sciences

October 19, 2017

  Contact: Sophia S. Ahmad sahmad@mercydesmoines.org (515) 643-8035 Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 New Josephine Norkaitis Student Success Center Opens at Mercy College of Health Sciences DES MOINES, IOWA – Today, leaders from Mercy College of Health Sciences and the Mercy Foundation dedicated and announced the opening of the new Josephine Norkaitis Student Success Center. Named…

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Sophia S. Ahmad Joins Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Journal Advisory Council

October 11, 2017

  For more information, contact: Gregg Lagan Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines (515) 490-6636 Sarah Busching Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (703) 538-3154 or sarah@ahp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2017 Sophia S. Ahmad Joins Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) Journal Advisory Council WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sophia S. Ahmad, Senior Director of Development at Mercy…

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Mercy Foundation Receives $290,000 in Grants from Variety – The Children’s Charity

October 9, 2017

For more information, contact Gregg Lagan Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines (515) 490-6636 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2017 Mercy Foundation Receives $290,000 in Grants from Variety – the Children’s Charity to Enhance Care and Services to Children Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics Receives $280,000 Grant; House of Mercy Receives $10,000 Grant for Family…

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2017 Spirit of Mercy Campaign Launches Today

October 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 MERCY FOUNDATION’S 2017 SPIRIT OF MERCY CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF Catherine McAuley Giving Circle Launches in Coordination with the Campaign DES MOINES, IA – Mercy Foundation is pleased to kick off its 2017 Spirit of Mercy Campaign today. The Campaign supports Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and its…

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2017 Spirit of Mercy Campaign Incentives

September 25, 2017

The 2017 Spirit of Mercy Campaign launches on Monday, October 2! New this year, Mercy, Bishop Drumm, CHI, CHIPS and Hospice/Home Care employees can qualify for great incentives. Donate by Friday, October 27 to qualify for incentives – visit donate.mercydesmoines.org today! There will also be weekly drawings for donors who submit their pledge form by…

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