Catholic Health Initiatives Surgery-CT Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa’s leader in cardiovascular care, the Iowa Heart Center is seeking a BC/BE Cardio Thoracic Surgeon to join its thriving and integrated practice based in Des Moines, Iowa. This full spectrum practice includes; CABG, Valve replacement/repair, LVAD, TAVR, Pediatrics, and Thoracic Surgery. The opportunity offers a guaranteed salary, generous sign-on bonus and excellent benefits package.


  • Joining 4 CT Surgeons & 8 PA/NPs

  • Call – 1:4 (PA/NP takes First Call)

  • 1200 CT cases annually

Iowa Heart Center

  • Founded in 1970

  • One of the largest cardiovascular, cardiology, & vascular practices in the country with 52 physicians

  • Cardiovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Advanced Heart Failure , Interventional Cardiology , Electrophysiology, & General Cardiology

  • 10 primary locations

  • 30+ outreach facilities

  • Active participant in STS Registries (adult, congenital and anesthesia)

  • Provides services within a single hospital system

  • Hybrid OR room and Hybrid Cath Lab

Mercy Medical Center

  • Level II Trauma and regional tertiary care center (busiest in Iowa)

  • Regional market leader in cardiovascular services

  • Full Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI - Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

  • Advanced Certification from the Joint Commission in Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy

  • Certified Stroke Center

  • General Surgery Residency Program

Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

Leader in Medical Technology, Expertise & Care

As one of the Midwest’s major referral centers, Mercy:

  • is a 802-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital located on two Des Moines campuses;

  • maintains a network of health-care facilities in 15 rural communities;

  • operates clinics throughout Des Moines, suburban Des Moines and Central Iowa accommodating more than 900,000 visits annually.

  • has a medical staff of more than 850 physicians and specialists.

  • is a leader in the region in critical care. Has the busiest Emergency Department and air transport program in the state.

  • Iowa’s leader in newborn deliveries year after year.

  • Named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report for heart and heart surgery.

  • Ranked ninth in the nation for quality of care for heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia in research published by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management.

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where we provide care. The nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, Englewood, Colorado-based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 104 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2016, CHI provided more than $1.1 billion in financial assistance and community benefit – a 13% increase over the previous year -- for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Financial assistance and community benefit totaled more than $2 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated operating revenues of $15.9 billion in fiscal year 2016, has total assets of approximately $22.7 billion. Learn more at

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers and support a drug-free work environment.