Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

1111 6th Ave, Des Moines IA, 50314

(515) 247-3121

73% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines has been recognized by Healthgrades for 0 Clinical Quality Award in the last 12 months

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 223 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 554 hospital cases and a national average of 411 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 597 cases.

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Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 1265 cases.

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Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 1040 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 1617 cases.

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Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 553 cases.

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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 177 hospital cases and a national average of 85 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 436 hospital cases and a national average of 157 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 147 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 213 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 833 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 918 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Within 30 Days
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 478 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 346 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 247 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 708 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 125 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 74 cases.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 219 hospital cases and a national average of 117 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Gynecologic Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 287 hospital cases and a national average of 173 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 794 hospital cases and a national average of 290 cases.

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Urogynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 77 hospital cases and a national average of 76 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 4497 hospital cases and a national average of 1384 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 9797 hospital cases and a national average of 2764 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 103 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 852 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 782 hospital cases and a national average of 242 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 680 hospital cases and a national average of 215 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 1071 hospital cases and a national average of 377 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 75 hospital cases and a national average of 88 cases.

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Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 35 hospital cases and a national average of 61 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 897 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 1193 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 96 hospital cases and a national average of 115 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 254 hospital cases and a national average of 196 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 135 hospital cases and a national average of 72 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 251 hospital cases and a national average of 137 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 72 hospital cases and a national average of 63 cases.

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Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

73% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 1 safety indicators

  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

Rated As Expected in 5 safety indicators

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 7 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
4 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314