MercyOne receives more than $125,000 from Variety
Variety – the Children’s Charity awarded MercyOne Central Iowa over $125,000 to enhance the care and services to Iowa children at MercyOne Children’s Hospital and MercyOne House of Mercy. A $116,275 grant for the MercyOne Children’s Hospital will be used to purchase three GE Panda infant warmers. The project will include renovation of three labor and delivery suites to accommodate the new infant warmers, which are equipped with specialized features to support clinicians as they care for some of the hospital’s smallest patients. “Each year MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center welcomes thousands of babies,” Maria Nelson, market director for women’s and children’s service at MercyOne Children’s Hospital, said in a prepared statement. “In 2022, we celebrated more than 4,000 births, including 92 sets of twins and three sets of triplets. These infant warmers are vitally needed. This grant will allow us to update the existing warmers and allow for more efficiency in our labor and delivery suites.” An $8,895 grant was awarded to MercyOne House of Mercy that will provide new Americans with Disabilities Act accessible picnic tables at its outdoor playground.