Today Mercy Health Network is announcing that Mercy Iowa City will join its statewide hospital network effective June 1, 2017.
Mercy Health Network and Mercy Iowa City each share missions focused on improving and transforming health care in our respective their communities. The ties between our organizations are very deep starting with our founding by the Sisters of Mercy and our legacies of compassionate care and service to the poor. Both organizations also share commitments to do our work with excellence, respect for the dignity of the people and families we serve, integrity and stewardship.
Mercy Iowa City is recognized for its high quality and patient satisfaction scores, which are consistent with the excellent experiences provided at existing MHN hospital and clinics.
MHN was created to add value to participating organizations and communities by improving quality health care, reducing costs, increasing accessibility of care and improving the health of those we are privileged to serve. Dave Vellinga, Mercy Health Network CEO says, “We are excited to have Mercy Iowa City join us in these efforts to transform health care across the region.”
Mercy Health Network (MHN), based in West Des Moines, IA, is an integrated system of hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities dedicated to delivering outstanding health care services and improving the health of people throughout Iowa and contiguous areas. MHN and its two owner-members own and operate eight medical centers and other services in six major markets in Iowa – Clinton, Des Moines, Dubuque, Mason City, Sioux City and Waterloo/Cedar Falls – and community hospitals in seven other locations. With the addition of Mercy Iowa City, MHN has 27 affiliated organizations that participate through contracts for management and other services, and a joint-ventured surgical hospital in South Dakota.