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The History Center Opens More Days Starting in August

We were so excited to welcome visitors back to the Douglas Mansion on Saturdays in July! And in August, we’ll be adding additional opportunities for you to visit. Next month, we will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 PM. These guidelines will apply: ·    Reservations are encouraged (but not required) and… Read more →

Three Sister Organizations Continue Annual Tradition of Spreading Mercy in the Cedar Rapids Community

Sister organizations Mount Mercy University, the Catherine McAuley Center and Mercy Medical Center are continuing the tradition of spreading mercy in our community.  Circle the City with Mercy is a one-day community service project with volunteers from each organization working toward a common cause.  This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizations will work… Read more →

Iowa Masonic Library and Museums Set to Reopen

After closing to the public with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa Masonic Library and Museums will reopen to the public with a “soft” reopening on Monday July 20. To reopen, the Iowa Masonic Library has planned for the health and well-being of visitors, researchers, students, and staff and will be taking several… Read more →

Especially For You Race Against Breast Cancer Announces Plans to Hold Virtual Event for its 30th Anniversary

Plans are moving forward for the 30th annual Especially for You® (EFY) Race Against Breast Cancer. This year, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, EFY race organizers are planning to hold the event virtually. Registration is open now at www.especiallyforyourace.org. Additional information on the virtual format will be coming soon to the EFY website. “The safety… Read more →

Mercy Ranks First in Iowa, and Among Top 20 U.S. Hospitals, on Lown Institute National Index

Mercy Cedar Rapids has been ranked #1 in Iowa and 19th in the nation as a Top Hospital by the Lown Institute as part of its Hospital Index list of the nation’s top hospitals, scoring an A+ overall. This new index honors hospitals for both their excellence in serving individual patients and for their role… Read more →

MercyCare Urgent Care Offers 24/7 Video Visits to Meet Patient Needs at Any Hour

MercyCare Community Physicians is now offering patients round-the-clock urgent care video visits that address the need for care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The urgent care video visits offer patients access to local MercyCare providers at any time of the day, so healthcare needs don’t have to wait. The video visits are… Read more →

Mercy Medical Center Partners with U.S. Renal Care

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids announces its partnership with U.S. Renal Care to enhance and grow the dialysis care that Mercy provides. The partnership begins today, operating under the name, Mercy Dialysis. U.S. Renal Care, a leading provider of dialysis services for patients living with kidney disease, is the third-largest dialysis provider in the… Read more →

The History Center Welcomes Back Visitors on Limited Basis Starting in July

The History Center will welcome back visitors to the Douglas Mansion on a limited basis in July. On three Saturdays—July 11, 18, and 25—we will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM. Visiting in person, however, will different than it was prior to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Please be aware of the following… Read more →

Walk Your Wheels Scooter Reminders

The City of Cedar Rapids would like to remind residents that for the safety of all users: scooters, bicycles, and skateboards are not permitted on sidewalks in the downtown core and surrounding districts (NewBo, Czech Village, Kingston Village, MedQuarter). Bicycles, scooters, and skateboards should be enjoyed in the designated bicycle lanes and trail systems, and… Read more →

Mercy Continues Resumption of Services and Safely Returns to Prior Use of Hospital Spaces

As Mercy Cedar Rapids continues the resumption of many of its services, it is also returning spaces within the hospital to their normal patient care functions. In the midst of the pandemic, Mercy dedicated two entire floors of its patient tower to COVID-19. The floors have negative air flow rooms that are specifically designed to… Read more →