News and Updates

Big things are always happening at Mercy.

Pillars of Philanthropy

December 10, 2015

It is an honor to be featured in this year’s Pillars of Philanthropy presented by the Des Moines Business Record.  We are grateful for all of the community members who make up the Mercy family and offer congratulations Steve Chapman for being named the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the year. Click on this link to view…

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Mercy Comfort Women’s Center

November 5, 2015

Mercy Comfort Women’s Center DES MOINES, Iowa­—Frank Comfort was devoted to the women in his life. From his mother and grandmother — to his wives, daughters and the Sisters of Mercy — Frank felt blessed. The Comfort family often provided leadership, service and financial support to the Sisters of Mercy and their mission of caring…

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Spirit of Mercy Annual Giving Campaign

September 16, 2015

Here at Mercy, we are committed to providing a remarkable Mercy Experience to every person we are privileged to serve. Whether we directly or indirectly touch the lives of our patients and their families, we do so with compassion and excellence. Each day, patients and their families witness first-hand our colleagues’ generosity while comforting others…

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Mercy Cancer Center Healing Garden launches flower campaign

May 4, 2015

Guests visiting our hospital or cancer center locations this week will see volunteers and staff members sporting colorful tissue paper flowers with the phrase, “Ask me about my flower.” The flower campaign is a collaborative effort among several Mercy departments to bring awareness to Mercy Cancer Center’s Healing Garden and the support still needed to…

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Mercy College to distribute $490,000+ in scholarships

April 2, 2015

Mercy College of Health Sciences (Mercy College) has announced through the generosity of donors, it will distribute more than $490,000 in scholarship dollars in the 2015-16 school year. The College awarded $285,865 in charitable scholarship support in the 2014-15 school year; the 2015-16 distributions are a 41.7% increase. “We have been blessed with charitable gifts from many donors…

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Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes doula program receives grant

June 7, 2013

The Business Women’s Association (BWA) Foundation has awarded Mercy Foundation a $5,000 grant to support Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes Mother/Baby unit’s Volunteer Birth Doula Program. A doula partners with the laboring mother’s birth team – providing physical, emotional and educational support during labor and delivery. Doula-assisted births have been found to have a…

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Mercy and Chrysalis team up to support area violence prevention programs

May 10, 2013

As health care providers, we are called upon to care for victims of violence and witness the devastating consequences not only to the victim, but to our larger community, CHI has recognized the need to address the cost of violence to our nation’s health and developed the “United Against Violence” campaign in an effort to…

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Mercy awarded Livestrong creative grant

April 26, 2013

Mercy Cancer Center was recently selected to receive a grant as a part of the 2013 LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project. The $15,000 grant will help fund “Creative Journeys,” a program offering people living with cancer the opportunity to connect with others through the arts which can reduce anxiety, allay fears and combat boredom.   Online voting was…

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Grant awarded to benefit spinal cord injury patients at Mercy Riverside Rehab

March 22, 2013

Mercy Foundation recently received a $19,500 grant from the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Christopher Anderson Norton (CAN) Foundation to purchase the Bioness H200 hand rehabilitation system for Mercy Riverside Rehab. This equipment will enable individuals with a spinal cord injury or other neurological conditions to potentially regain use of their hands. The SCI CAN Foundation…

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