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UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital to Unveil Public Art for Healthy Hearts

Caring for hearts has been a focus at St. Luke’s since 1978 when the hospital’s open heart surgery program began. Since then, St. Luke’s has built a legacy as Cedar Rapids’ Heart Hospital treating more heart patients than any other hospital in Cedar Rapids and performing the most advanced heart procedures locally. In advance of… Read more →

Cedar Rapids Hospitals Temporarily Postpone Elective Surgeries

Throughout the last few weeks, Mercy Cedar Rapids and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital have seen a marked increase in patients with COVID-19 who require inpatient care. This has placed increasing strain on both hospitals’ capacity and staffing. As a result, and in order to maintain capacity to care for all, St. Luke’s and… Read more →

Cedar Rapids hospitals see rise in COVID-19 admissions

After seeing a slow decline in COVID-19 admissions since mid-October, Cedar Rapids hospitals Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center are now seeing a marked increase in COVID-19 admissions. Currently, Mercy is treating 32 hospitalized COVID-19 patients; 27 of those are unvaccinated and five are vaccinated; only one of them has… Read more →

U.S. News & World Report Names UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital a High Performing Hospital for the Best Hospitals for Maternity

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has been recognized as High Performing in Adult Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity. To be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity, hospitals had to excel on multiple… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids named one of nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune & IBM Watson Health

Mercy Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s top-performing hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health. The annual Fortune/IBM 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study recognizes leading hospitals that treat a broad range of cardiology patients. The Top 50 selected hospitals are listed in three categories: teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residencies, which is Mercy’s… Read more →

Mercy Foundation, Fairfax State Savings Bank join forces on Giving Tuesday

The Mercy Medical Center Foundation has announced that Fairfax State Savings Bank will match financial donations in observance of Giving Tuesday, which is Nov. 30. Donations received through the Mercy Foundation’s Giving Tuesday website from Nov. 16-30 will be matched by Fairfax State Savings Bank, up to $15,000. Patrick Slater, president and board chair of… Read more →

UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital Earns Highest-Level Recognition for Chest Pain Care

St. Luke’s also Recognized by the American College of Cardiology in the “Best Hospitals” Issue of U.S. News & World Report UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital was recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the 2022 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report for its dedication to heart patients. St.… Read more →

MyUnityPoint allows patients to show proof of COVID vaccination and test results on Smartphones

MyUnityPoint (MyChart) allows patients to easily share their vaccine status for travel or events without having to carry a paper vaccine card UnityPoint Health is introducing a digital option to offer proof of vaccination status or negative test for established patients. For people who travel, or need to show vaccination status for an event, their… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital LifeGuard Air Ambulance Receives Accreditation

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital LifeGuard Air Ambulance recently received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). CAMTS is an organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services. The Commission offers a program of voluntary evaluation of compliance with accreditation standards demonstrating the… Read more →

Mercy Medical Center Foundation & Fairfax State Savings Bank Announce Giving Tuesday Match Challenge

The Mercy Medical Center Foundation is pleased to share that Fairfax State Savings Bank will be matching financial donations in observance of Giving Tuesday, which is Nov. 30. Starting Nov. 16 and continuing through Nov. 30, all donations received through the Mercy Foundation’s Giving Tuesday website will be matched by Fairfax State Savings Bank, up… Read more →