Mercy College Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

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As individuals continue to test positively for COVID-19 in Iowa, Mercy College of Health Sciences’ administrators are collaborating daily on campus-wide preparations and responses in accordance with federal, regional, and state authorities’ recommendations. Currently, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in the Mercy College community...

Dr. Jeannine Matz Receives Spirit of Mercy Award

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Mercy College of Health Sciences Program Chair, Dr. Jeannine Matz, is one of 12 Mercy employees to receive this year’s Spirit of Mercy Award. The Spirit of Mercy Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of all Central Iowa MercyOne and Mercy College staff and faculty members whose professional and personal standards exemplify the compassionate servant-hood demonstrated by the Sisters of Mercy and live up to the highest standards of service to...

Des Moines Heart Ball Raises over $600,000; Chaired by Mercy College President, Dr. Fiore

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The American Heart Association’s annual Greater Des Moines Heart Ball, chaired by Mercy College of Health Sciences President, Douglas J. Fiore, PhD, raised more than $600,000 on February 15! The annual black-tie event drew in 700 attendees and featured custom skits and songs from The Second City Works, the professional services arm of the world-renowned...

Mercy College Alumnus Receives Multiple Medical School Offers

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Mercy College of Health Sciences alumnus, Aaron Hemsworth, knew he wanted to work in healthcare, but wasn’t sure what career path to take. Hemsworth first discovered a passion for nursing while working in a group home assisting individuals with disabilities. In 2013, he managed to continue working full-time at the group home, attend school, and graduate with...


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