MercyOne Iowa

MercyOne’s main objective was to re-evaluate the distribution of beds and outpatient services across its 9-county service area and create a new vision for the health system network. Percival Health Advisors, an independent healthcare strategy group within Remedy, addressed master campus planning, the optimal strategy for service line offerings between two hospital campuses, more efficient delivery of care models, and new strategic locations for ambulatory care centers in high-priority markets.

Percival conducted a proprietary market prioritization analysis to identify target geographies with the most attractive and best opportunity for the health system to be successful competitively while delivering a strong ROI. Percival’s assessment delivered a road map for a network deployment strategy that included adding new ambulatory care centers, repositioning some sites (new services, consolidation, or relocation/renovation), coordinating a real estate leasing and ownership strategy, and implementing a virtual enterprise strategy. Percival identified three new clinic opportunities to serve growth markets and respond to competitor initiatives, and recommended converting an existing ambulatory care center into a 20-bed micro-hospital.

MercyOne Iowa

Campus Master Planning, Service Line Strategy & Ambulatory Network Planning

Des Moines, IA MSA

Completion: Fall 2018


service area

$50–55 million

in outpatient clinic development
identified for growth markets


micro-hospital conversion