News and Updates

Big things are always happening at Mercy.

Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts

November 15, 2016

Learn more about the Charitable IRA Rollover Gift. A wonderful way to make a year-end gift and support Mercy’s vital work in our local communities. If you are 70 1/2 or older, the IRA rollover is a great way for you to make an IRA rollover gift to support the causes you care about. IRA…

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Called According to His Purpose – Patricia Clare Sullivan Donor Profile

November 14, 2016

Called According to His Purpose ~ Patricia Clare Sullivan Donor Profile  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  – Romans 8:28 (NIV) Hands on~  From her early beginnings— to her decision to join the Sisters of Mercy—…

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Mercy Proud. Mercy Loyal. Donor profile of Thomas Reitinger

November 14, 2016

Mercy Proud.  Mercy Loyal. Donor profile of Thomas Reitinger It’s 1993, Tom Reitinger arrives at Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines as the newly appointed President and CEO of the hospital.  He has already had a long and successful career as a leader in a number of health care systems across the United States.  Tom is looking…

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The William J. Semon Family Resource Fund

October 31, 2016

When the doctor says, “You have cancer.” A word we hope we never hear for ourselves or our loved ones.  Unfortunately, it is a word heard by countless people each day. Imagine for a moment you are Julie.  She is a young mother living in northern Iowa and has just found out she has ovarian…

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Des Moines Area Higher Ed Consortium Receives $510K Grant from U.S. Department of Justice on Violence Against Women

October 27, 2016

Mercy College of Health Sciences, Drake University, Grand View University and Simpson College will collectively receive a $510,000 grant for a consortium project entitled  “Central Iowa Colleges’ Coordinated Response” submitted to OVW’s “Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program.” As a recipient of this competitive award, the four…

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Investing in Women's Health: Introducing the Mercy Comfort Health Center for Women

October 6, 2016

Investing in Women’s Health: Introducing the Mercy Comfort Health Center for Women Designed to care for the special health and wellness needs of mid-life women, the Mercy Comfort Health Center for Women will open spring 2017.  Located at 1601 NW 114th Street in Clive, the center will offer comprehensive, coordinated care—all under one roof. The center…

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2016 Newsletter – Celebrating Women Edition

September 29, 2016

We are grateful for your continued support and generosity to Mercy! Please click on the image below to view our 2016 Newsletter.

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Mercy Foundation Receives Grant to Enhance Care & Services to Children

September 27, 2016

Mercy Foundation Receives Grants from Variety– the Children’s Charity to Enhance Care and Services to Children DES MOINES, Iowa – Variety- the Children’s Charity has awarded Mercy Foundation a $250,000 grant to benefit Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics and a $18,766 grant to benefit House of Mercy. The Variety grants will be used to fund…

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Spirit of Mercy Campaign

September 27, 2016

The 2016-2017 Spirit of Mercy Campaign has kicked off! Last year, we raised more than $1.1 million to benefit Mercy Medical Center- Des Moines and our community. Donations given to the Mercy Foundation through Spirit of Mercy impact the patients and families we serve each and every day. This year’s video shows a number of…

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Skiff Medical Center Receives Grant for Mental Health Coalition

August 10, 2016

Skiff Medical Center receives grant for mental health coalition   Skiff Medical Center has been awarded a three-year grant in the amount of $98,907, from the Mission and Ministry Fund of Catholic Health Initiatives for Jasper County Collaborative: Building Access for Mental Health Services, a project focused on creating a mental health coalition in Jasper…

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