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Mercy College is proud to partner with national leaders in the innovation and delivery of healthcare. Our partners offer Mercy College students generous tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness programs and assist in clinical and preceptor rotations. These partnerships ensure that you receive collaborative education with industry experts so you can enter the workforce with the experiences, skills, and networks necessary to be successful in your career.

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CommonSpirit Health

Based in Chicago, Illinois, CommonSpirit Health is a $29 billion health system that operates more than 700 care sites and 142 hospitals. With locations in 21 states, CommonSpirit is comprised of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. CommonSpirit locations are accessible to nearly one out of every four US residents. CommonSpirit Health is a single healthcare organization formed by Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health.

Catholic Health Initiatives

Based in Englewood, Colorado, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) operates 101 hospitals and more than 30 critical-access facilities across 18 states. With more than 90,000 employees, CHI strives to create healthy communities and provide exceptional care rooted in profound respect for human dignity.

Dignity Health

Based in San Francisco, California, Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California. With more than 60,000 caregivers and staff, Dignity delivers excellent care to diverse communities in 21 states.


Based in Clive, Iowa, MercyOne is a connected system of healthcare facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals and communities live their best lives. With more than 20,000 healthcare professionals and 420 care locations — including clinics, medical centers, and affiliates — MercyOne improves the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.

Trinity Health

Based in Livonia, Michigan, Trinity Health serves people and communities in 25 states from coast to coast. It has 92 hospitals and 109 continuing-care locations, including home care, hospice, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. It provides nearly 2.5 million patient visits annually and has more than 129,000 employees, including 5,300 employed physicians.


As an international leader focused on aligning healthcare needs with education, OpusVi (formerly Dignity Health Global Education) partners with Mercy College online to ensure students graduate with the industry specific skills needed to enhance operational efficiency across health systems and provide the highest quality of patient care.

Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions Benefits offers tuition savings options for Bright Horizon Employees.

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The only central Iowa-based hospital to be named on the Becker’s Healthcare list of “100 great hospitals in America.” Those making the prestigious list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction.


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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master’s degreesbachelor’s degreesassociate degreescertificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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