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Holiday Music in the MedQ: Pop-Up Performances

Come join in the holiday cheer at one of the MedQuarter’s pop up performances featuring Orchestra Iowa’s Holiday Brass Quintet at various locations in the Medical District on December 17th. All are welcome to enjoy the following free performances: 1:30 – 1:55 p.m. at UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids St. Luke’s Hospital, SurgiCare Waiting Area… Read more →

Mercy Donates AEDs to Area Schools, Churches, Non-Profit Organizations

The MedQuarter | December 2nd, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS (Dec. 2, 2019) – Mercy Medical Center is donating Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to 10 area schools, churches and community organizations in the coming days, bringing the number of AEDs the hospital has donated to 73 since the program began in 2014. AEDs are portable devices that check heart rhythm and treat Sudden… Read more →

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Two Corridor Hospitals Named Among Best for Cardio Treatment

The MedQuarter | November 27th, 2019

Mercy Iowa City and UnityPoint – St. Luke’s Hospital of Cedar Rapids have both received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. They were among only five hospitals in Iowa and 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor, which recognizes hospitals participating in the Chest… Read more →

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The History Center’s “The Roaring (20)20s New Years Eve Party”

Pull out your flapper dress and pinstripe suits! The History Center is ringing in the Roaring 20s this New Year’s Eve with entertainment provided by Vandello. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, 2 complimentary drink tickets and champagne toast at midnight. Cash bar available. Thanks to presenting sponsors, John & Dyan Smith. Tickets are $75 each and can… Read more →

The History Center’s “A Very Vintage Holiday”

Join The History Center for a very special holiday event, including entertainment by the children from Coolidge Elementary School Choir, and Mt. Vernon High School Carolers. Families can make a holiday ornament to take home, have your family picture taken by a professional photographer and enjoy hot cocoa during the event. The galleries will also… Read more →

Health Technology Fabrication Lab Generate @ UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids Opens to encourage innovation at hospital bedside & clinics

The MedQuarter | November 15th, 2019

Cedar Rapids, Iowa— UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is opening generate @ St. Luke’s to provide hospital and clinic employees and patients access to world class tools to create and fabricate the future of healthcare devices. UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids partnered with Boston-based MakerHealth for the construction and ideation of an open-access medical technology… Read more →

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MedQuarter Child Care Feasibility Study Completes Second of Three Phases

The MedQuarter | November 12th, 2019

Linn County has lost 41% of its child care businesses over the past five years. Lack of affordable, quality child care has many negative impacts on people and communities. Like employers across the region, employers in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District recognize the impact that lack of access to quality and affordable child care can… Read more →

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Mercy Cedar Rapids Releases 2019 Annual Report

The MedQuarter | November 7th, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Nov. 7, 2019) – Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has released its 2019 annual report, demonstrating its commitment to homegrown healthcare, care for our community provided by our community. Mercy has been rooted in eastern Iowa for nearly 120 years. Growing with community needs, today Mercy is one of few remaining… Read more →

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Keeping It in the Family in the MedQ

The MedQuarter | November 4th, 2019

Lisa Young, an operating room supervisor, didn’t decide she wanted to be a nurse until after high school. Her mom, Jean Hachey, an anesthesia nurse for the OR team at St. Luke’s Hospital, encouraged Lisa to pursue a career in the medical field. Her mother, a nurse for 35 years, has been a positive influence… Read more →

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Ideal Protein at Mercy Health Plaza

These informational sessions allow you to learn more about the Ideal Protein program and the coach(es) who will help you along the way. You also get to taste test some products and hear from successful dieters. To register or for more days and times, visit:  https://www.mercycare.org/events/event-search-results-detail/?eventId=71415caa-bc28-e911-a2d0-001dd8b71cdd#ScheduleLocation