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Mercy Named Among Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Once Again

The MedQuarter | October 10th, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (October 10, 2019) – Mercy Medical Center has again been named one of healthcare’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired® Survey. Mercy achieved a level nine award – the highest among Iowa hospitals and the only ambulatory system in Iowa… Read more →

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Especially for You Race Celebrates 29 Years with Nearly 14,500 Participants

The MedQuarter | October 7th, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Oct. 6, 2019) – Nearly 14,500 people registered for the 29th annual Especially for You® Race Against Breast Cancer, which took place today at Mercy Medical Center. Proceeds from race registrations benefit the Especially for You fund. This year more than $429,000 in registrations was raised for the fund, which provides financial… Read more →

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All Month Long: Mercy’s Caregiver Events Throughout the month: Caregiver Massages The Family Caregivers Center of Mercy in Cedar Rapids, IA, offers 10-minute chair massages for all family caregivers. Chair Yoga for Caregivers and Care Receivers A class for caregivers hosted by the Family Caregivers Center of Mercy. Compassionate Touch for Caregivers Join the Family Caregivers Center in learning how… Read more →

All Month Long: Mercy Birthplace and NICU Tours

It’s one thing to read about Mercy Birthplace. But, to fully appreciate what we offer, take a personal tour. See single-room maternity care in our 100% NICU-equipped birth suites, learn about pregnancy classes and tour Mercy Pediatric Clinic, if you’d like. Plus, meet staff members who will care for you and your baby. They make… Read more →

Mercy & Alliant Energy Light the Night Pink to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

The MedQuarter | October 2nd, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS (Sept. 25, 2019) – Mercy Medical Center and Alliant Energy are joining forces to light the night pink on Thursday, October 3.  The Power of Pink event will mark the arrival of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October — with a lighting ceremony, fireworks, live music, and giveaways to promote awareness and… Read more →

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Making Big Moves in the MedQ

The MedQuarter | September 27th, 2019

Drs. Eric and Amanda Griggs had dreamed of being part of something bigger. They wanted to provide great chiropractic care, engage with local businesses and support their local community. They found it in the MedQuarter. The two doctors made the move from Colby, Kansas, to Cedar Rapids in January 2019 and purchased Chiropractic Health Care… Read more →

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Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer Marks its 29th Year

The MedQuarter | September 26th, 2019

CEDAR RAPDIS, IA (Sept. 26, 2019) – The 29th annual Especially for You® (EFY) Race Against Breast Cancer is almost here!  To date, more than 13,600 people have registered to participate in the Oct. 6 race. The race supports the Especially for You Fund, providing mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, and other breast-care and gynecological cancer screenings… Read more →

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Two Corridor Cities Make Best Places to Live List

The MedQuarter | September 18th, 2019

Two Corridor cities have made’s annual 100 Best Places to Live in America list. Iowa City topped the list at No. 19, while Cedar Rapids ranked No. 83. Ames and Des Moines also made the list, coming it at No. 35 and No. 62, respectively. Iowa City was cited for its “well-rounded” nature, including… Read more →

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MedQuarter Celebrates Accomplishments Over the Last Eight Years

The MedQuarter | September 11th, 2019

Of the three self-supported municipal improvement districts (or SSMIDs, as we often refer to them) in Cedar Rapids, the MedQuarter was the second to be formed. The Downtown SSMID was formed in 1986 and the Czech Village/New Bohemia SSMID in 2015. The Cedar Rapids City Council officially approved the establishment of the Medical SSMID in… Read more →

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Community Gathers to Discuss Child Care Shortage & Determine Solutions

The MedQuarter | September 11th, 2019

There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over the past five years. Child care is a family issue, a workforce issue and a community issue. Collaborative efforts are necessary to make… Read more →

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