News and Updates

Big things are always happening at Mercy.

2018 Spirit of Mercy Campaign Launches

October 15, 2018

DES MOINES, IA – Mercy Foundation launches the annual Spirit of Mercy Campaign today. The Campaign – primarily supported by Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines employees, raises funds for Mercy Medical Center service lines and mission affiliates – including Mercy College of Health Sciences, House of Mercy, Mercy Children’s Hospital and Clinics and Mercy…

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Mercy Foundation Receives $250,000 in Grants from Variety

October 1, 2018

          For more information, contact: Gregg Lagan, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines (515) 247-3050 or cell (515) 490-6636 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2018 Mercy Foundation Receives $250,000 in Grants from Variety – the Children’s Charity DES MOINES, Iowa­—Mercy Foundation has received a $250,000 grant from Variety – the Children’s…

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Mercy Auxiliary October Promotions

October 1, 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 October 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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2018 Spirit of Mercy Campaign Incentives & Benefits

September 28, 2018

The 2018 Spirit of Mercy Campaign launches on Monday, October 15! Again this year, Mercy, Bishop Drumm, CHI National, and Hospice/Home Care employees can qualify for great incentives. Donate by Friday, November 16 to qualify for incentives. There will also be weekly drawings for donors who submit their pledge form by each Friday of the…

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Inspirational Healing – Community Healing Garden

September 28, 2018

As the sun shines on the artwork and the soothing sounds of the water feature trickle, Judy Reel is working hard in the Community Healing Garden at the Mercy Cancer Center – Westlakes.  In 2014, the Community Healing Garden was created with grant and private funding. There were two goals in mind – to offer…

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Donor Spotlight: Norkaitis Family Charities

September 28, 2018

The Norkaitis Family Charities has held a deep, generational commitment to Mercy Medical Center, Mercy College of Health Sciences and House of Mercy. The late William and Josephine Norkaitis were committed to serving others; they always gave to those in need in the community long before they became successful through their hard work. Their generosity…

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New Beads of Courage Program Launches

September 12, 2018

            For more information, contact: Gregg Lagan, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines (515) 247-3050 or cell (515) 490-6636 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2018   New Beads of Courage Program Launches at Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics DES MOINES, Iowa­—Innovative arts-in-medicine program Beads of Courage has launched at Mercy…

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Ronald McDonald House Des Moines receives $2.3 million gift to kick off Capital Campaign at Mercy

August 31, 2018

Des Moines, Iowa – – Ronald McDonald House Des Moines has received the single largest cash gift in its history: $2.3 million, as part of a $100 million donation from global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) to Ronald McDonald House. The gift kicks off the House’s “You Are the Key to our House” capital campaign. The…

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Corporate Spotlight: John Deere

August 29, 2018

Since 1987, John Deere’s corporate philanthropy has touched House of Mercy in a special way. Each Christmas, the company deploys from Johnston to House of Mercy a group of festive elves, led by none other than Mr. and Mrs. Claus. In their arms, they are carrying hundreds of gifts for House of Mercy clients. The…

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Donor Spotlight: Dr. William Young

August 28, 2018

Radiologist William Young, M.D.’s impact on our community will be long remembered. His philanthropic imprint on Des Moines and specifically on Mercy is significant, transformative and meaningful. Dr. Young recently accepted a position at Huron Valley Radiology at Trinity Health in Michigan and moves there this fall with his family. Dr. Young made his first…

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