Welcome to Mercy River Hills Surgery Center

Mercy River Hills Surgery Center is an outpatient surgery center committed to providing high-quality, cost effective surgical services to our patients. This state-of-the-art facility moved to its current location in 2009.

As a patient at Mercy River Hills Surgery Center, you will be able to:

  • Receive the same high-quality care and attention from the professional staff as if you were hospitalized overnight for your surgery
  • Avoid lengthy hospitalization and higher costs
  • Recuperate in the familiar and comfortable surroundings of your home

Free parking is available in the parking lot located on the east side of the IOWA ORTHO building. As you enter the building, please follow the signage to the reception desk where you will register for your procedure.

Our surgery center is suited for patients in wheelchairs. If you or a family member need assistance, wheelchairs are available for your use at the front of the facility.



Mercy River Hills is now open for elective surgeries. If your surgery was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our surgery schedulers will be calling you to schedule your surgery. The following information will apply to all upcoming surgery patients:

  • You will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours before your surgery.
    • You will be given detailed instructions for receiving the test by your surgery scheduler.
      • If your test comes back positive, we will reschedule your surgery and provide further instruction.
      • You will be asked to text us at 515-423-0271 when you leave your home AND when you arrive at the surgery center for your test.
      • Testing will take place at the surgery center.
  • The day prior to surgery you will receive a call between 12 noon and 2:30PM.  Please check your voicemail. If no voicemail has been left for you, and you have not received your surgery time for the next day, please call 515-323-6400.
  • You will be required to wear a mask. If you don’t have one, one will be provided to you.
  • Only the patient will be allowed into the surgery center. Family members are to stay in their cars in the parking lot or leave and come back for the patient after they have recovered. We will document the family contact number for the nurses and doctors upon patient check in. Exceptions to this are:
    • Minors must have one parent present in the building at all times
    • Dependent adults may have a family member present in the building
    • Interpreters are allowed with those patients who require them
  • All patients and visitors will be screened for fever and upper respiratory symptoms upon entry. If you exhibit any of these symptoms, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment for a later date. Temperatures must read below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.



The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) has consulted with clinical experts in our community and the consensus position is that ASCs can continue to provide safe surgical care for patients whose condition cannot wait until hospitals return to normal operations https://www.ascassociation.org/asca/resourcecenter/latestnewsresourcecenter/covid-19/covid-19-guidance



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