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UnityPoint Health Performs New Stroke Risk Procedure

The heart team at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital performed the first WATCHMAN FLX Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) implant last week in Cedar Rapids. The device implant reduces stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, acting as an alternative to the lifelong use of blood thinners for people with atrial fibrillation not caused… Read more →

Wayne & Nan Kocourek Gift $1.5M to HallMar Village

The Mercy Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce a $1.5 million gift from Wayne and Nan Kocourek for the creation and formation of the Wayne and Nan Kocourek Neighborhood at HallMar Village. The Wayne and Nan Kocourek Neighborhood will be the independent living apartments located within HallMar Village, an innovative and inclusive senior living… Read more →

Jenna Houge’s enthusiasm for what she does is palpable.

It doesn’t take long to discover why this 30-something manager of The Nurse’s Station in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District loves her work. “I just love serving my customers,” she says. “I love helping them find just the right fit, fabric or color for their uniforms.” “Uniforms” in this case means nurses’ scrubs, lab coats… Read more →

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast Features UnityPoint Health CEO, Michelle Niermann

Michelle Niermann was recently a featured guest on the national podcast, Becker’s Healthcare. In this episode, Michelle discusses St. Luke’s Hospital, advice she would give to emerging healthcare leaders, and more. You can listen to the full podcast episode at the link below. Listen Now: https://blubrry.com/beckershealthcarepodcast/76766411/michelle-niermann-president-ceo-at-unitypoint-health-cedar-rapids/

Grant Wood Studio Reopening for Season with Free Admission

The Grant Wood Studio and Armstrong Visitor Center will be reopening for the season on Saturday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m. Admission to the Studio is free for everyone during regular Studio hours courtesy of a grant from the Esther and Robert Armstrong Charitable Trust. Grant Wood comes to life in this light-filled, inspirational loft… Read more →

Tanager Place Bridge to the Future Scholarship Application Closes 5/14/21

The deadline for the Tanager Place Bridge to the Future scholarship program is fast approaching on May 14, 2021. “We are excited to open this year’s scholarship program up. It is an incredible privilege to be able to help kids who have benefited from Tanager Place services pursue their future education goals. One of the… Read more →

UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids Walk-In Clinic Planned

UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids will offer COVID-19 vaccines on a walk-in basis at the MedLabs Building location at 717 A Ave. NE on Monday, May 3, Wednesday, May 5 and Friday, May 7 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please enter the vaccine clinic from the lower level entrance. The clinic will have the… Read more →

St. Luke’s Six Weeks of Hope Culminates in Tree Planting on Arbor Day

April 30, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital is finishing its Six Weeks of Hope series by planting a tree on the hospital campus on Arbor Day to represent the health care workers hope for a brighter future. St. Luke’s team members are invited to a brief tree-planting ceremony along A Avenue, near the St.… Read more →

EI Sleep Supply Joins PCI MP2

A new business, EI Sleep Supply, has opened in the MedQuarter. EI Sleep Supply will be located within PCI MP2 at 275 10th St. SE, Ste. 1130-B to serve Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. EI Sleep Supply offers a variety of PAP sleep equipment, supplies, and treatment services. PAP therapy is a lifestyle change. Finding… Read more →

Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available at Mercy Cedar Rapids

New Information on COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-in appointments are available for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday at Mercy’s Vaccination Clinic located at 5264 Council St. NE in Cedar Rapids. Or, if you’d like to make an appointment, go to our website or call our COVID-19… Read more →