Mercy Norwalk Clinic
9421 Marketplace Dr.
Norwalk, IA 50211
Text the word: MERCYNORWALKCLINIC To: 72727
For more than 100 years Mercy Medical Center Des Moines has been an outstanding presence in the health care community of Iowa. The hospital has been recognized for its many firsts: the first permanent hospital in Des Moines; the first isotope laboratory in Polk County; the first heart transplant performed in Central Iowa, and the first hospital in the WORLD to have a bi-lateral cardiac catheterization laboratory.
In 1893 Des Moines population of 52,000 was growing quickly. On Dec. 8 of that year, Mercy Hospital opened its doors at Hoyt Sherman Place on Woodland Avenue. The hospital had two private rooms and award for five patients. Patients were charged between $2.50 and $6 per day with an additional fee of two dollars to five dollars for surgery.