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UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Installs The C.A.R.E. Channel to Provide Relaxing Environment for Patients

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has installed The C.A.R.E. Channel on TVs in patient rooms. C.A.R.E. stands for Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment, which describes the therapeutic environment provided to patients who use this program, through nature imagery paired with soothing instrumental music. There are many benefits to The C.A.R.E. Channel for patients, visitors, and… Read more →

UnityPoint Health® – Cedar Rapids hosting a Walk-in Hiring Fair for Clinical Positions

UnityPoint Health® – Cedar Rapids is hosting a walk-in hiring fair Wed., July 13 from 1-5 p.m. at St. Luke’s, which is located at 1026 A Ave., NE, Cedar Rapids in the hospital’s Nassif Heart Center on the third floor. There will be on-site interviews taking place during the hiring fair. Available clinical positions include… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital First in Cedar Rapids to Offer Robotic-Assisted Option for Lung Biopsy

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital is now offering patients a new, minimally invasive option for lung biopsies using a robot-assisted surgical tool. It allows physicians to obtain tissue samples from deep within the lung and potentially diagnose lung cancer earlier. St. Luke’s is the first hospital in Cedar Rapids with this robotic technology. The… Read more →

Mercy Medical Center & Coe College announce Earn & Learn education assistance program to jumpstart nursing careers

Mercy Medical Center and Coe College have announced a new partnership that will help Coe students complete nursing degrees with little to no debt – all while gaining valuable, on-the-job experience as they prepare to enter the workforce. Mercy’s Earn & Learn program is designed to provide financial assistance to cover a student’s “unmet needs”… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Installs Latest 3D Breast Specimen Imaging Technology

Mercy Medical Center has installed new 3D specimen imaging technology – the MOZART® Specimen Tomosynthesis System – to help breast cancer surgeons identify tumors more easily during lumpectomy procedures. The system has also been shown to dramatically decrease the need for second surgeries to remove lingering cancer cells following a lumpectomy. Mercy is the only facility using… Read more →

St. Luke’s Heart Care exceeds 400 TAVR procedures

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Heart Care team recently performed its 400th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The procedure is the most up-to-date technique used for replacing diseased or faulty aortic valves. It is performed via catheter, rather than open-heart surgery, which means it is more comfortable for patients and requires significantly less recovery… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Plans $25M Expansion of Heart and Vascular Services within the Nassif Heart Center

As part of its commitment as a leader in providing the most comprehensive and cutting-edge heart care to Eastern Iowans, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital is investing $25 million in expanding its Heart and Vascular services within the Nassif Heart Center to support the innovation and expertise of the largest group of cardiovascular providers… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2022. St. Luke’s is one of only 240 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes St. Luke’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart… Read more →

Hall-Perrine Cancer Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary & Cancer Survivors Day

Mercy’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center is marking its 10th  anniversary this summer. The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center opened in 2012, continuing Mercy’s legacy of providing cancer care to the community since 1956, when the first linear accelerator was gifted to Mercy by Howard Hall. Later, in 1977, a floor was established within Mercy to provide inpatient oncology… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Chief Medical Officer Elected President-Elect of Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dustin Arnold was recently elected President-Elect of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. Elections were held during the 123rd Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association’s (IOMA) Annual Conference, which was recently held in Des Moines. Dr. Arnold is a 1996 graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic… Read more →