Staff Excellence

The best staff, dedicated to excellent care. That’s The Mercy Touch in action.

Chad Ware was featured in Mercy Touch magazine this year after earning Nurse of the Year from Iowa’s Southeast region and The Corridor Business Journal Forty Under 40 award.

Chad Ware 

See Missy Gerlach on the Iowa Hospital Association website featuring outstanding nurses from around the state.

Missy Gerlach 


 Outstanding Waypoint 2010 Women of Achievement awards went to: Sharon Bertroche, MD, family physician at MercyCare Marion, for Service and Support to Community or Country; Sue Hawn, President & CFRE, Mercy Medical Center Foundation, for Achievements in Her Field; Laura Reed, Senior Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Mercy Medical Center for Organizational Impact in a Non-Profit; and Sue Dawson, Clinical Outcomes and Research Nurse II, was recognized in the Unsung Heroine category.

Nancy Morris, MercyCare Marion, is Iowa Physician Assistant of the Year. She was honored for her commitment to her patients, the community and the physician assistant profession.

Dr. Donald Hilliard, family physician with MercyCare Community Physicians, received a Governor’s Volunteer Award. He was nominated by His Hands Free Medical Clinic for his dedication to providing care for those in the Cedar Rapids community without medical insurance.