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Home > Mercy News > The Mercy Touch Magazine > Winter 2013
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.
When you have to devote several hours three times a week to receive dialysis treatments, you don’t want to spend extra time in the waiting room. Read more.
Pauline Mason was enjoying her job of 25 years as a storeroom clerk, spending time with her grown children and grandchildren, and looking forward to retirement. Then, she heard the “C” (cancer) word. Read more.
Linn County Anesthesiologists and MercyMedical Center’s Pharmacy have collaborated to bring the Corridor’s only automated anesthesia to Mercy’s surgery suites. Read more.
Any one of the daunting hardships Randy Kelley has endured would have overwhelmed someone else. Remarkable determination carried him through heart bypass surgery, kidney cancer, kidney dialysis and a kidney transplant. Read part 1 and part 2.
A unique partnership between Mercy’s Dialysis Center and the University of Iowa Organ Transplant Program played a key role in guiding Randy Kelley’s recovery. Read more.
Information is power. Savvy consumers are demanding quality data from hospitals, providers and clinics in order to make the best possible healthcare decisions. Read part 1 and part 2.
A chance meeting with cancer surgeon Vincent Reid, MD, in the hallway at MercyMedical Center made all the difference in Helen Secrist’s quality of life. Read more.
RuffaloCODY is a highly successful company with a passionate commitment to improving the health of its 500+ employees. That commitment comes from the top down, with CEO Al Ruffalo. Read more.
With the first year of RuffaloCODY's health and wellness program at an end, the success stories just keep rolling in. Jacqueline Gregory is 42 pounds lighter with a new sense of balance in her life. Read more.
Helen Neal had tender skin that was susceptible to painful tearing that took weeks or even months to heal. Her children wished she could wear a sign saying, "Fragile: Handle with Care." Read more.
Amy Watkins’ heart broke – literally. The 51-year-old was eating lunch one minute and unconscious the next when her heart simply stopped working correctly. Read more.
Sarah Shebek was looking forward to her baby’s arrival last October. But the baby’s birth was not without complications. The Shebeks credit the excellent care by Birthplace and NICU staff with keeping their baby safe. Read more.