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Facing a Tough Diagnosis

David Cahalan, a retired junior high educator now living in Williamsburg, just knew something was a little off with his sore throat. It was August 2018. David visited a walk-in clinic and was told his sore throat was just allergies, but he knew it had to be something else. He’d never had allergies before. David… Read more →

Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre Company (RHCR) Presents ‘Christmas Cabaret’

Join us for an evening of live theatre on the RHCR stage! The Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre Company will perform Christmas Cabaret. Directed by Matt Ford, Cameron Sullenberger, & Deidra Benser Show dates: December 6-8 Location: Whipple Auditorium @ Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Tickets: $25 Adults,… Read more →

Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre Company (RHCR) Presents ‘The Odd Couple (Female Version)’

Join us for an evening of live theatre on the RHCR stage! The Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre Company will perform The Odd Couple (Female Version). Directed by Kimberli Maloy Show dates: October 18-20, October 25-26 Location: 1200 2nd Ave SE, Lower Level, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 Tickets: $19 Adults, $16 Students/Seniors Get more info… Read more →

Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre Company (RHCR) Presents ‘The Odd Couple (Female Version)’

Join us for an evening of live theatre on the RHCR stage! The Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre Company will perform The Odd Couple (Female Version). Directed by Kimberli Maloy Show dates: October 18-20, October 25-26 Location: 1200 2nd Ave SE, Lower Level, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 Tickets: $19 Adults, $16 Students/Seniors Get more info… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Receives Five-Star CMS Rating

The MedQuarter | March 20th, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (March 20, 2019) – Mercy Cedar Rapids has received a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The national ratings are designated as one through five stars, with five being the highest and three being the national average score. Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated by… Read more →

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Moniker 86 Social Club Goes for Modern-Day Speakeasy Vibe

The MedQuarter | March 14th, 2019

From the Corridor Business Journal – A new speakeasy-themed bar and casual restaurant will hold its soft opening just in time for St. Patrick’s Day – and co-owner Brandon Aiels is expecting the establishment’s made-from-scratch food, 1920s-inspired cocktails and old-fashioned service to fill a badly needed niche in the Cedar Rapids market. “Cedar Rapids doesn’t… Read more →

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Six Mercy Nurses Named Among 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2019

The MedQuarter | March 14th, 2019

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids is pleased to announce that six of its nurses – Connie Arens, BSN, MS; Teresa Davidson, ARNP, MSN, RN; Marci Hays, MSN, OCN, RN; Shelly Hite, RN; Amanda Pins, BSN, RN; and Nancy Shade, BSN, CAPA, RN – have been selected among the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2019.… Read more →

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Iowa Hospitals Named to the 293 Hospitals with 5 Stars from CMS

The MedQuarter | March 8th, 2019

CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings in February, recognizing 293 hospitals with five stars. CMS’ Hospital Compare website reports on quality measures for more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Here is a breakdown of the updated star ratings: • One star: 282 hospitals • Two stars: 800 hospitals • Three stars: 1,264 hospitals •… Read more →

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Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital named IBM Watson Top 100 Hospitals

The MedQuarter | March 4th, 2019

IBM Watson Health Announces 100 Top Hospitals 2019 Study Finds Top-Performing U.S. Hospitals Provide Better Care at Lower Cost and Higher Profit Margins than Peers Evaluated in the Study Mar 04, 2019 ARMONK, N.Y., March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — IBM Watson Health™ (NYSE: IBM) today published its 100 Top Hospitals® annual study identifying top–performing hospitals in… Read more →

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Mercy Donates AEDs to Area Organizations, Schools, Churches

The MedQuarter | February 18th, 2019

Mercy Medical Center is donating Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to 10 area churches, schools and community organizations in the coming weeks, bringing the number of AEDs the hospital has donated to 61 since the program began in 2014. AEDs are portable devices that check heart rhythm and treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). When needed, an… Read more →

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