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Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center is a medical facility located in Des Moines, IA. This hospital has been recognized for America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™.

60%

Patient Experience Rating

4% lower than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2024)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

1 rating was better than expected

9 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Bariatric Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Diabetic Emergencies

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Outpatient Rotator Cuff Repair

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

As Expected

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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59%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

6% lower than the national average

60%

Would definitely recommend

4% lower than the national average

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%71%75%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%70%74%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%48%57%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%55%56%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%45%47%

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%52%55%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%61%66%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I see Dr Schmolck with my 93-year old mother who suffers from Alzheimer's. I was grateful to find a neurologist with expertise, experience and interest in Alzheimer's in Des Moines. Dr Schmolck sees my mother once a year and her nurse will see my mother every six months if we have questions or...

MCBS Jun 11 2024

Review for Dr. Schmolck

The doctor and staff were are so friendly and treated me with kindness and they were very helpful during the procedure and afterwards also. Definitely would refer anyone to them!

Diane Jun 10 2024

Review for Dr. Chotiprasidhi

All staff was very, very professional & nice. I was a little less than nice due to not eating. I get grouchy. Nurses & staff are caring, compassionate, cheerful & provided the best of care!

Jun 10 2024

Review for Dr. Chotiprasidhi

Dr. Szczepanek is so kind and smart and after over 2.5 years of misery he understands my diagnosis. I almost cried after leaving his office because finally someone is willing to help me. God bless you Dr. Szczepanek!!!

Vicki Jun 08 2024

Review for Dr. Szczepanek

Dr. Heims is caring and very easy to work with. Also, her nurse, Brooke, is awesome!

Brandon Arnold Jun 07 2024

Review for Dr. Heims

Location

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

1111 6th Ave, Des Moines IA 50314

CallDirections

(515) 247-3121

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center located?

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center is located at 1111 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center has been awarded with America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ in the past two years.

Is Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center highly rated with patients?

59% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 13 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center?

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How does Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

1111 6th Ave

Des Moines, IA 50314

Directions

(515) 247-3121