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Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Hospital Medical Emergency Center
Mercy News: August 16, 2002
Piloted in July to employees from Mercy, Broadlawns, and Central Iowa Health System, the course has been very successful.Currently, 23 people have completed the training and another group is starting the course in October. Dave had been serving Mercy as Interim Director since September 18, 2001.Amy has been an employee of Mercy for 1½ years, serving as the office manager of the Sleep Center.
The Combat Hunger project will take place Nov. 15-19 at Mercy Medical Center and the following clinic locations: Mercy Central Campus, Mercy Capitol, Mercy South, Mercy West, Mercy Franklin, Bishop Drumm, Hospice, Beaverdale, Neuro Central, Central Internal Medicine, Johnston, Campus Clinic, Mercy West Internal Medicine, Mercy Capitol Internal Medicine, Indianola, Hilltop, Pleasant Hill and Central Peds Clinic.
"I" Bucks can be used for a number of services at locations on the main campus as well as Mercy Capitol, Mercy Franklin and Mercy West.This award is presented to alumni who provide superior service as nurses, who serve the communities where they live, and who have provided service to the nursing education programs sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.Nominees must have completed their degree at least 10 years before being nominated.Mercy recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a way to increase awareness of breast cancer issues, especially the importance of early detection.Scott Jennisch, M.D., Mercy Franklin, is the guest faculty speaker.Pressure Ulcer Conference - This one-day conference, sponsored by Mercy and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), will be held Friday Oct. 31 at the West Des Moines Marriott.
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Mercy Franklin Help Center for Mental Health
271-6111 Mercy Hospital Medical Emergency Center 247-3211
Come and celebrate Mercy's rich heritage on Friday, September 24 with special events at Mercy Central Campus, Mercy Capitol, Mercy Franklin and the Mercy Clinic System.Special menus will be available at Mercy Central Campus, Mercy Capitol and Mercy Franklin for all shifts.Mother Catherine McAuley is the foundress of the first House of Mercy and the Sisters of Mercy. During the past year, Mercy sailed.Employee satisfaction scores, as measured by our annual Gallup survey, continued to be very positive, with Mercy ranked better than nearly two-thirds of hospitals in the nation. Mercy improved its quality scores in eight of the 10 measures defined by the federal government (CMS) and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). JCAHO also awarded Mercy the first in Iowa "Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Care Certification" for demonstrating excellence in the care of pneumonia, congestive heart failure and diabetes. Mercy hired Dan Varnum as the Vice President of Quality Improvement, and now has 40 people trained to lead and support these efforts.Mercy achieved a 3.95% positive financial margin, or about $22.5 million, on the daily operations of the organization, beating our budget of 3.8%.Everyone contributed to this success through careful management of supply costs, appropriate staffing and sustained productivity.Improvements in revenue, through efforts in accounts receivable, and more favorable contracts with payers also contributed. In addition, Mercy experienced increased contributions from generous donors, favorable returns on investments, a one-time gain on a sale of assets and other one-time adjustments.Some of this was offset by our increased investment of $3.3 million over budget in employee benefits but overall Mercy ended the fiscal year very positively.As a not-for-profit organization, this money is reinvested in high quality care through new and replacement technology, retooling of facilities and other improvements.In order to make these investments, to buy essential equipment, and to create healing environments for patients, families, employees and others, Mercy spends approximately $44 million per year.