October 2001

Mercy in Des Moines voted the best


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David Vellinga, president and chief executive officer

In an annual poll, readers of The Des Moines Business Record recently voted Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, number one in several categories, including Best Hospital, Best Place to Work, Best Workforce and Best Place to Be Chief Executive Officer. In addition, David Vellinga, president and chief executive officer of Mercy Medical Center, was voted Best Chief Executive Officer. The medical center staff celebrated the positive publicity with a "make your own sundae" event. For more information, contact Laura Wenman, director of public relations and marketing, at 515/643-8212.