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Mercy Cedar Rapids Receives Five-Star CMS Rating

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 →

Moniker 86 Social Club Goes for Modern-Day Speakeasy Vibe

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 →

Six Mercy Nurses Named Among 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 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 →

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

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 →

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

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 →

Mercy Donates AEDs to Area Organizations, Schools, Churches

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 →

Kathy’s Pies Changes Hands After 33 Years

New Kathy’s Pies owner Amy Jordan and former owners Kathy McCauley and Terri Henecke. PHOTO DAN MIKA Kathy’s Pies, a longtime bakery near downtown Cedar Rapids, has a new family at the helm. New owner Amy Jordan told the CBJ she closed on a deal to purchase the business, located at 616 Fifth Ave. SE, from… Read more →

Mercy Donates AEDs to Area Organizations, Schools & Churches

CEDAR RAPIDS (Feb. 11, 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… Read more →

Improving Facades in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District

A number of storefronts in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District saw updates in 2018 thanks to the MedQuarter Facade Improvement Program. Since the Program’s inception in 2015, the MedQuarter, in partnership with the City of Cedar Rapids, has been making funds available to property owners and businesses located within the District for qualifying exterior improvements… Read more →

Mercy acquires Pediatric HAL®: the latest and most advanced pediatric simulator

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (November 26, 2018) – Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has acquired PediatricHAL®, the latest and most advanced pediatric patient simulator.  Mercy is among the first hospitals in the Midwest to put HAL to work to help train its nurses, doctors and healthcare students, and improve their pediatric care. Pediatric HAL,developed by… Read more →