All posts by The MedQuarter

MedQuarter Child Care Feasibility Study Completes Second of Three Phases

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 →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Releases 2019 Annual Report

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 →

Keeping It in the Family in the MedQ

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 →

Mercy Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator Identified for Federal Advisory Council

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (October 31, 2019) – President Trump announced his intention this week to appoint Mercy’s anti-human trafficking coordinator, Teresa Davidson, to a national council against human trafficking. Once her appointment is signed, Davidson will be one of nine people that are part of the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking.  As… Read more →

Mercy Named Among Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Once Again

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 →

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

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 →

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

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 →

Making Big Moves in the MedQ

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 →

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

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 →

Two Corridor Cities Make Best Places to Live List

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 →