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Mercy Clinic Facilities

As one of the Midwest’s major referral centers, Mercy:

•  is a 917-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital located on three Des Moines campuses;

•  maintains a network of health-care facilities in 14 rural communities;

•  operates clinics throughout Des Moines, suburban Des Moines and Central Iowa accommodating more than 878,000 visits annually;

•  has a medical staff of more than 800 physicians and specialists;

•  Iowa’s only CyberKnife Radiosurgery Center using radiosurgery precision to remove previously inoperable tumors with minimal damage to healthy tissue;

•  is a leader in the region in critical care. Has the busiest Emergency Department in the state;

•  led the state with over 4500 births in fiscal year 2007. The newly constructed East Tower includes 15 private birthing suites, 40 spacious recovery rooms, a 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a Level III Perinatal Diagnostic Center;

•  Named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report for heart and heart surgery. Ranked 31st out of 5,189 hospitals;

•  Ranked ninth in the nation for quality of care for heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia in research published by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management.

Des Moines is;

  • Iowa’s capitol city with a  metropolitan population of almost 500,000
  • Family friendly with abundant recreational activities, safe neighborhoods and nationally recognized schools

Des Moines was named ;

  • by USA Today as one of America’ s Hippest Cities (2004)
  • by Kiplinger’s Magazine as one of America’s Best Cities to Raise a Family (2007)
  • by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Places for Business and Careers (2007)
  • by Urban Land Magazine as one of America’s Top Ten Downtown Turnarounds (2007)

To discover more about Des Moines by visiting the following sites:

www.iowacaucus.org

www.desmoinesmetro.com

www.seedesmoines.com

www.traveliowa.com