Catholic Health Initiatives Surgery - CT - Iowa Heart Center in Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa’s leader in cardiovascular care, the Iowa Heart Center is seeking a BC/BE Cardio Thoracic Surgeon to join its thriving and integrated practice based in Des Moines, Iowa. This full spectrum practice includes; CABG, Valve replacement/repair, LVAD, TAVR, Pediatrics, and Thoracic Surgery. The opportunity offers a guaranteed salary, generous sign-on bonus and excellent benefits package.


  • Joining 4 CT Surgeons & 8 PA/NPs

  • Call – 1:4 (PA/NP takes First Call)

  • 1200 CT cases annually

Iowa Heart Center

  • Founded in 1970

  • One of the largest cardiovascular, cardiology, & vascular practices in the country with 52 physicians

  • Cardiovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Advanced Heart Failure , Interventional Cardiology , Electrophysiology, & General Cardiology

  • 10 primary locations

  • 30+ outreach facilities

  • Active participant in STS Registries (adult, congenital and anesthesia)

  • Provides services within a single hospital system

  • Hybrid OR room and Hybrid Cath Lab

Mercy Medical Center

  • Level II Trauma and regional tertiary care center (busiest in Iowa)

  • Regional market leader in cardiovascular services

  • Full Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI - Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

  • Advanced Certification from the Joint Commission in Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy

  • Certified Stroke Center

  • General Surgery Residency Program

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a not-for-profit Catholic health care provider. Mercy – Des Moines, with a total of 875 beds, includes:

  • Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes

  • Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics

  • Mercy Medical Center – Centerville

  • Skiff Medical Center – Newton

For more than 100 years, Mercy – Des Moines has been an outstanding presence in the health care community in Iowa. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.

With approximately 7,000 staff members and a medical staff of about 1,200 physicians and allied health professionals, Mercy is one of the state’s largest employers and one of the Midwest’s largest referral centers.

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network (MHN) and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. MHN was founded in 1998 under a joint operating agreement between CHI and Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Michigan. They are two of the country’s largest Catholic, not-for-profit health organizations. MHN consists of 15 owned hospitals, one joint venture surgical hospital, 26 affiliated community hospitals, 207 owned physician clinics and one joint venture primary care physician enterprise.

In addition to operating the state’s largest medical center, Mercy has several additional ministries including: Mercy Clinics, Home Health Services, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Mercy Foundation, the Mercy Health & Fitness Center and Mercy ACO.

At Mercy, we train doctors and attract faculty by offering four medical residency programs: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Psychiatry.

Recognition and Awards

  • Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award

  • Mission: Lifeline’s Bronze-Plus Award

  • Best Regional Hospital for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report

  • Recipient of the 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation (NRC) for the 18th consecutive year

  • Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and Mercy West Lakes were the first centers in the nation to earn accreditation in cardiac electrophysiology (EP) by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

  • Mercy Ruan Neurology Clinic was named a Corporate Stars Award Sylvie recipient by the National MS Society – Upper Midwest Chapter

  • Skiff Medical Center was named one of the 2017 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S.

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities. One of the largest health systems in the nation, Englewood, Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives operates in 17 states with 100 hospitals, including two academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; nursing colleges; home health agencies; senior living communities; and other facilities and services. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, Catholic Health Initiatives provided $2.1 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unpaid cost of government programs.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers and support a drug-free work environment.