Mercy Announces New Women’s Health Center

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CLIVE, Iowa – Mercy Medical Center announced a new facility dedicated to midlife health care for central Iowa women Thursday.

The Comfort Women’s Center, named after the Frank Comfort and the Comfort Family Foundation, whom have a long history of support for Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, will be located on the first level of the Mercy West Medical Clinic at 1601 NW 114th Street in Clive. The Comfort Family Foundation provided a $8.5 million gift – the largest in donation history at Mercy – to help establish the women’s health center.

The center will provide comprehensive services vital to women’s health and wellness during midlife; center physicians and staff will connect women to preventative and specialty medical services at one location, stressing the importance of convenience. Mercy representatives say no other medical facility in the state offers all of these services under one roof, much less on one floor together.

Primary programs and clinics will include:

  • Katzmann Breast Center for comprehensive breast health care
  • A clinic for incontinence and urologic care
  • Medical Imaging
  • Internal medicine services including endocrinology and behavioral health
  • Dermatology and plastic surgical services
  • A visiting physicians clinic for specialties, including cardiology, gastroenterology, and neurology, which can require special care for women

“We are honored the Comfort family has entrusted us with developing a center dedicated to diseases and conditions experienced almost exclusively by women,” obstetric gynecologist Stephen Feltz, M.D. said. “This center will deliver highly-focused patient care.”

Planning and preparations for construction on the facility are underway, while services at Katzmann Breast Center and Medical Imaging services will be made available during construction. The Mercy Comfort Women’s Health Center is expected to open in early 2017.