October 2002

Mercy in Des Moines receives four "best" awards


Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, received four "best" designations in an annual poll conducted by the Des Moines Business Record. For the second year in a row, Mercy was recognized as the Best Hospital and the Best Place to Work, and David Vellinga, president and chief executive officer, was named best chief executive. Mercy’s 26-member Board
was also named the Best Board to Sit On.

In addition, Mercy is the only hospital in its market to receive the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award for 2002.