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The Mission of Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines, as a member of Catholic Health Initiatives, is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities. VISION To provide a Remarkable Mercy Experience to every person we are privileged to serve. Values Reverence Integrity Compassion Excellence Mercy Medical Center is strongly committed to diversity at all levels of the Mercy organization and in our community. Our mission, values and traditions firmly embrace inclusion, acceptance and compassion. Mercy is actively participating and responding to the unique and diverse needs of its patients, families, visitors, students and employees.
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines is a not-for-profit Catholic health care provider. Mercy Des Moines’ hospitals, with a total of 875 beds, include: Mercy Medical Center - central campus, Mercy Medical Center - West Lakes, Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinics, Mercy Medical Center - Centerville, Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.
With approximately 7,000 staff members and a medical staff of about 1,200 physicians and allied health professionals, Mercy is one of the state’s largest employers and one of the Midwest’s largest referral centers.
Mercy is accredited by The Joint Commission - a seal of approval indicating Mercy meets strict performance standards, provides high quality patient care and demonstrates accountability in the rapidly changing field of health care.
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network (MHN) and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 103 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services.