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Family Caregivers Center of Mercy Honored by American Hospital Association

The MedQuarter | October 15th, 2018

Tim Charles, president and CEO, Mercy Medical Center, and Kathy Good, director of the Family Caregivers Centers of Mercy, at the American Hospital Association’s HAVE Awards Breakfast in Chicago) CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (October 15, 2018) – The Family Caregivers Center of Mercy is one of four programs in the nation recognized by the American Hospital… Read more →

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Ted Townsend, Charter Board Member of the MedQuarter Regional Medical District in Cedar Rapids, Announces Retirement

The MedQuarter | October 9th, 2018

Theodore Townsent, Jr. Cedar Rapids, IOWA —Theodore Townsend, Jr., president and CEO of UnityPoint Health™ – Cedar Rapids and interim president and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Dubuque, has announced his plans to retire December 31, 2018. His retirement will conclude 39 years in the health care industry and 16 with UnityPoint Health – Cedar… Read more →

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St. Luke’s Hospital a First for International Study for New Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

The MedQuarter | October 8th, 2018

Cedar Rapids, IOWA— Doctors at the UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids Heart and Vascular Institute recently implanted a medical device aimed at helping patients with chronic heart failure at St. Luke’s Hospital. This implantation of the VITARIA™ System by LivaNova PLC is part of the company’s Autonomic Regulation Therapy (ART) to Enhance Myocardial Function and… Read more →

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Especially for You Race Celebrates 28 Years with 15,200 Participants

The MedQuarter | October 8th, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Oct. 7, 2018) – Nearly 15,200 people registered for the 28th 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 $452,000 in registrations was raised for the fund, which provides… Read more →

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Especially For You Race Against Breast Cancer Marks its 28th Year

The MedQuarter | September 27th, 2018

Registration is open through race morning, Sunday, Oct. 7 CEDAR RAPDIS, IA (Sept. 27, 2018) – The 28th annual Especially for You® (EFY) Race Against Breast Cancer is almost here!  To date, more than 14,000 people have registered to participate in the Oct. 7 race. The race supports the Especially for You fund, providing mammograms,… Read more →

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MedQ Park on 3rd and MedQ Mile Now Open to the Public

The MedQuarter | September 26th, 2018

The MedQuarter Regional Medical District held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 for two initiatives that work toward the District’s Master Development Plan: the MedQuarter’s new pocket park, “MedQ Park on 3rd” and the MedQ Mile walking route. Cedar Rapids Mayor Hart, members of the Cedar Rapids Medical SSMID Commission, and other local… Read more →

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UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Launches Online ER Check-in

The MedQuarter | September 25th, 2018

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s launches online ER Check-in     UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has launched online ER Check-in, allowing patients who have minor injuries and illnesses to check-in online and wait at home, not in the ER.   To use the new service, visit unitypoint.org/ERCheckin and choose a time to visit the… Read more →

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Mercy & Alliant Energy Join Forces to Promote the Power of Pink

The MedQuarter | September 24th, 2018

Mercy Medical Center and Alliant Energy are joining forces to light the night pink on Thursday, October 4.  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 early detection. The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center,… Read more →

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UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Launches Online ER Check-In for Patients

The MedQuarter | September 18th, 2018

St. Luke’s Hospital has launched online ER Check-in, enabling patients who plan to visit St. Luke’s Emergency Room (ER) to save a spot in line online.   To use the new service, individuals should visit, unitypoint.org/ERCheckin and choose a time to visit the ER. Once a patient schedules a time, they will receive a text confirmation of their… Read more →

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