January/February 2007

Mercy-Des Moines Celebrates Sisters of Mercy


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Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, Iowa, celebrated the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mercy. David Vellinga, president and chief executive officer of Mercy Medical Center, welcomed Sisters of Mercy as they viewed a new photo display that explains the congregation’s heritage and mission at Mercy in Des Moines. The medical center also dedicated a contemporary statue of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, during the celebration.