News and Updates

Big things are always happening at Mercy.

Mercy Foundation Secures $92,826 USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant

November 14, 2018

DES MOINES, IA – Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce it has secured a $92,826 Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through its Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program. This project connects medical providers to rural affiliates using telemedicine, providing access to specialty medical services in the form of innovative, interactive two-way…

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2018 Spirit of Mercy Donor Spotlight: Cheryl Sondall

November 9, 2018

Cheryl Sondall is a Phone Triage Registered Nurse who has served at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines for over two years. Her contributions support the areas that she cares about the most, including House of Mercy and Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics. “I try to support the things I believe in,” she said. “The…

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2018 Shine This Christmas: Honor Loved Ones This Holiday Season

November 2, 2018

Light Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines’ Christmas tree this holiday season! Purchase a light or a symbolic present with personalized tag in honor or memory of loved ones, colleagues and caregivers. Honorees will be recognized during the Christmas season in Mercy’s central campus lobby and Mercy West Lakes lobby. All proceeds benefit Mercy Auxiliary,…

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Shop and Support Mercy this Holiday Season!

November 2, 2018

Check off your holiday list and support Mercy this season! When you shop at Amazon via AmazonSmile, 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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2018 Spirit of Mercy Donor Spotlight: Courtney Renshaw

November 1, 2018

Courtney Renshaw works as a billing trainer in the Physician Billing Office at Mercy Medical Center. A Mercy employee of 11 years, she was inspired to contribute to the 2018 Spirit of Mercy Campaign because she herself has been blessed by giving at Mercy. “I was helped a few years ago by the Employee Relief…

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Mercy Auxiliary November 2018 Promotions

October 31, 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 November 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 locations listed…

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#GivingTuesday 2018

October 29, 2018

#GivingTuesday 2018 is Tuesday, November 27, 2018 and is an international day of giving! We encourage you to participate in one of the following ways: Consider a gift to Mercy Foundation. Visit by November 27 and make your impact! Launch a Facebook Fundraiser for Mercy Foundation. Visit and designate a fundraiser for Mercy…

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Impact Video: Ronald McDonald House at Mercy

October 23, 2018

When the Plants family’s daughters Riley and Ellie were hospitalized for weeks on end, the family utilized Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics’ Ronald McDonald Room. However, it was not always available for them. A Ronald McDonald House at Mercy will help families like the Plants. Learn more about their story and how you can make…

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Norkaitis Family Charities & Prairie Meadows Inducted Into Gilead Circle

October 19, 2018

The 2018 Gilead Circle inductees – Norkaitis Family Charities and Prairie Meadows – have transformed Mercy and allowed our organization to greatly expand access and availability of needed health care services. The impact has been generous, touching thousands of families in our region. At Mercy Foundation’s 2018 Instruments of Mercy event in October, they received…

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2018 BKB Golf Outing Results

October 18, 2018

The 15th Annual Bailey Katherine Bryant Memorial Golf Outing was held on a soggy Saturday, September 29th. With 108 golfers and others joining us for dinner and our infamous raffle, we raised $15,341 for a grand total of over $195,000 in the last 15 years. See photos from the event here. THANK YOU! 100% of the proceeds goes…

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