September/October 2007

Alegent Health Mercy Hospital Celebrates 120 Years


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Leaders from Catholic Health Initiatives and Alegent Health blessed a commemorative cross in celebration of the 120th anniversary of Alegent Health Mercy Hospital. From left are Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives; Beth Llewellyn, vice president, mission services; Marie Knedler, vice president and chief operating officer, Alegent Health Mercy Hospital; and Wayne Sensor, chief executive officer of Alegent Health.

Alegent Health Mercy Hospital celebrated its 120th anniversary during the week of September 24. The anniversary celebration included a leadership breakfast attended by Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, who helped to bless a commemorative cross. The hospital’s recent accomplishments include designation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers; ranking first of 34 Iowa hospitals and health systems in the core measures initiative for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction and pneumonia; and achieving Magnet Hospital status for quality of nursing care. For more information, contact Sarah Brandon of Alegent Health at sbrandon@alegent.org.