Catholic Health Initiatives Surgery - Pediatric in Des Moines, Iowa

Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinics, a member of the Children's Hospital Association, is seeking a BC/BE Pediatric Surgeon to join its existing community based practice and serve as faculty in our General Surgery Residency Program in the beautiful Des Moines, Iowa metro. We offer competitive compensation including sign-on, paid malpractice and 401k match.


  • 1 Physician & 1 Nurse Practitioner

  • Equitable call

  • General Surgery Residency Faculty appointment

Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinics

  • Accredited Level II Pediatric Trauma Center

  • 22-bed Med/Surg Unit

  • 44-bed Level III NICU

  • 19-bed PICU unit

  • Central Iowa’s only Pediatric CV Surgery Program

  • Pediatric Emergency room with 12 beds & 3 trauma beds

  • 9 Pediatric clinics throughout central and southern Iowa

Mercy Medical Center

  • Tertiary service area of 1.4 million

  • 875-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital located on 4 campuses

  • Medical staff of more than 1000 physicians

  • Maintains a network of 16 affiliate hospitals and clinics

  • Regional leader for critical care

  • Consumer Choice Award recipient for overall quality and reputation – National Research Corp

  • Busiest ED, and Air Transport

  • Level II Trauma

  • Nationally recognized for quality and safety – COMPARION Medical Analytics

  • Best Regional Hospital in the Des Moines metro and central Iowa – US News & World Report

Des Moines

  • #1 Best State to Live in America - U.S. News & World Report

  • #4 Best City to Live in America - U.S. News & World Report

  • #1 Best State to Practice Medicine in US – WalletHub

  • #1 Place to Live and Work - Physicians Thrive

  • #1 Best Affordable Place to Live int the U.S. - U.S. News & World Report

  • #1 City with an Up-and-Coming Downtown - Fortune

  • Fastest Growing Metro City in the Midwest - U.S. Census Bureau

  • Best City for Families – Kiplinger

  • Voted as the Safest City in America - Gallup

  • Best City for Young Professionals - Forbes

  • Leading place for Business and Careers – Forbes

  • Best State to Retire –

  • Wealthiest City in America – The Today Show

Located in America’s heartland, Iowa offers the balanced professional/personal lifestyle everyone seeks. Living in Iowa provides you with the benefits of a strong economy with abundant recreational activities (and the time to explore them).

As Iowa’s increasingly diverse and largest city, Des Moines and the metro area is home to over 600,000 people offering nationally ranked schools, cultural amenities, access to higher education, and low crime rates.

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Mercy Clinics, central Iowa’s largest multispecialty clinic system, was established in August 1983, as a subsidiary of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. Today, Mercy Clinics employs more than 375 physicians and allied health professionals representing over 30 specialties and subspecialties. We operate more than 50 clinics with locations in central Iowa.

At Mercy Clinics we are dedicated to helping our community members optimize their health and well-being while providing patients and families with health care experiences that surpass their expectations. We lead the way in improving quality through innovative care management and set the standard for providing high-quality care with compassion. Mercy Clinics is home to the most advanced treatments, many of which are exclusive services only offered by professionals at Mercy.


Since 2003, Mercy Clinics has been actively engaged in the development of a medical home/advanced primary care delivery system based on Wagner’s Chronic Care Model and the Six Aims for Improvement from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

In 2008, Mercy Clinics was the recipient of the American Medical Group Association’s (AMGA) Acclaim Award. This award is presented annually to one health system that “exemplifies the best quality health care in the U.S.” Mercy Clinics achieved this honor through its work in chronic care management, medical home model development and health coach implementation.

In 2013, Mercy Clinics was among 30 clinics nationwide Selected as an Exemplar Primary Care Practice by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Group Health Research Institute.

In 2015, 25 Mercy Clinics received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.