May/June 2007

Mercy-Des Moines Receives Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa, received the 2007 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the Iowa Psychological Association (IPA). The IPA presents the award annually to an Iowa business that has created a healthy environment for employees. “Mercy believes that the success of our organization directly ties back to having satisfied associates, and we are committed to providing a premier workplace environment that reflects a strong, vibrant culture of caring,” said Dave Vellinga, president and chief executive officer of Mercy. Robyn Wilkinson, Mercy’s senior vice president and chief human resources officer, attributed Mercy’s recognition to the many programs the organization has implemented to provide support, resources and opportunities to employees. For more information, contact Gregg Lagan of Mercy at