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The Mercy Touch® Magazine

Mercy Touch Magazine Summer 2015 coverSummer 2015

The Mercy Touch magazine features insightful and practical medical information, warm human interest stories, medical triumphs, medical breakthroughs and new technologies at Mercy Medical Center. Sign up to get it in the mail.

Sincerely Tim article

A Healthier Tomorrow Starts with Innovations Today

Many of us have cared for another person at some point. For many, tending to family is temporary. For others, caregiving may become part of daily life. Read more on page 2.

Nancy Franck and Sissy the Schnauzer

Marching to Mercy

When Sissy the schnauzer walked into Mercy on Feb. 7, she turned out to be a bit of a secret shopper, hopeful about finding good customer service and a way to carry out her presumed mission. Read more on page 4.

New providers at Mercy

Make Mercy Your Medical Home

Your MercyCare physician knows your health history. When serious illness strikes, your provider can seamlessly coordinate your care with Mercy's network of specialists – to get you better, fast. Read more on page 8.

Back from the Brink article

Back from the Brink

Robert Carman has a new lease on life – literally – thanks to a timely diagnosis by his Mercy pulmonologist and a rare lung surgery that reversed his life-threatening pulmonary hypertension. Read more on page 10.

Loving Levi article

Loving Levi

Levi Hefflefinger is a sweet baby boy with an affinity for his stuffed bunny and soft blankets. Seeing Levi's big, toothless grin makes it hard to believe he was ever fighting for his life. Read more on page 14.

Fresh Helpings article

Fresh Helpings

Mercy strives to support the community, not only through excellent healthcare, but through "giving back," such as incorporating Iowa-grown foods into Mercy's scratch kitchen. Read more on page 17.

Bon Voyage to Sickness article

Bon Voyage to Sickness

Summertime sparks an itch for sightseers and worldly wanderers to embark on overseas adventures. But, don't forget about the importance of travel vaccines. Read more on page 19.

MercyCare Telehealth article

Innovation That Keeps Employees Flying High

Imagine a healthcare exam without the provider in the room and, instead, high-definition cameras, monitors and a secure video feed. Read more on page 20.

EFY article

Especially for You® Fund in Action

Abby Fitzpatrick knew the odds were against her. Her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all had breast cancer. But, she didn't expect her family history to catch up with her so quickly. Read more on page 23.