September 2009

Mercy Medical Center-West Lakes Opens

West Des Moines, IA

Mercy Medical Center-West Lakes opened at 12:01 a.m. on September 8 as the first community hospital in West Des Moines. The new hospital is a “green” facility that will become Iowa’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) hospital. The new hospital replaced the Mercy Capitol facility, which closed just before midnight on September 7. The emergency department treated Mercy West Lakes’ first patient at 12:22 a.m. for a sprained ankle. The new hospital is licensed for 146 beds and offers a full range of services. Patients will also benefit from the specialized care available at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

For more information, contact Gregg Lagan,