Dave Vellinga, the MHN president & CEO, said, “All of us in the Mercy Family are thrilled to have organizations of the high caliber of Wheaton Franciscan consider joining our health care ministry. In all three of the Iowa communities in which they reside, the Wheaton Franciscan organizations and people are recognized as outstanding health care providers and strong community leaders.”
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is a Catholic, not-for-profit organization with more than 100 sites in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois including 14 hospital campuses, three transitional and extended care facilities, two home health agencies, nearly 3,000 physicians, 70 clinic sites with more than 500 employed physicians, and more than 17,000 associates. Started more than 140 years ago and formally incorporated in 1983, the System is sponsored by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters. Corporate services offices are located in Wheaton, Illinois and Glendale, Wisconsin.
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is a faith-based 511-bed; not-for-profit, comprehensive medical/surgical health care provider offering acute levels of medical care at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo; Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, and Mercy Hospital in Oelwein. In addition, the region includes Covenant Clinic with more than 130 primary care and specialty providers; Covenant Foundation, Sartori Health Care Foundation and Mercy Hospital Foundation. Areas of excellence include: cardiology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, maternity and NICU, cancer treatment, minimally invasive and Bariatric surgery. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare invests in the Iowa communities we serve and is committed to living out the healing ministry by providing exceptional and compassionate health care service that promotes the dignity and well being of the people we serve.
Mercy Health Network (MHN) is an integrated system of member hospitals and other health and patient care facilities united into one operating organization to improve the delivery of healthcare services to the people of Iowa and adjoining states. MHN was created to add value to participating organizations and communities by containing costs, improving quality, increasing accessibility to care, and enhancing services to patients and their families. MHN sponsors own and operate medical centers and other services in Clinton, Des Moines, Dubuque, Mason City, and Sioux City and community hospitals in six other locations. In addition, MHN has 27 members who participate through contracts for management and other services. Mercy Health Network (MHN) was founded in 1998 under a joint operating agreement between two of the largest Catholic, not-for-profit health organizations in the United States: Catholic Health Initiatives, based in Englewood, Colorado, and Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Michigan.