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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 →

Cedar Rapids Hospital Visitor Policies Adjusted

Cedar Rapids hospitals are lifting some visitor restrictions. Effective Monday, June 15 both hospitals are allowing hospitalized patients to have one visitor at a time, per patient. This does not include the behavioral health units, where restrictions remain. Exceptions include end of life care, which may have two visitors and will be assessed on a… Read more →

Those Entering Cedar Rapids Hospitals or Clinics are Reminded to Wear a Mask

Medical research continues to show decreased COVID spread by masking and social distancing  Cedar Rapids, IA – In effort to protect patients, visitors, healthcare workers and other members of the community, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids and Mercy Cedar Rapids are reminding the community of their universal masking policies.  All individuals must wear a mask… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Opens West Entrance

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital’s West Entrance has reopened to patients and visitors daily from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. This main entrance will be staffed by screeners, who will check temperatures and briefly ask a few health questions. Limited visitor restrictions still apply and anyone entering the hospital will be required to wear a mask,… Read more →

UnityPoint Health Seeks Masks and Material Donations

UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is in need of additional homemade masks for patients and visitors coming to the hospital and for patients who are coming for clinic and urgent care visits. If you are unable to sew, UnityPoint is also seeking material and elastic donations. Donations are being accepted at the St. Luke’s Foundation… Read more →

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Extending Building Hours

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa (PCI) is extending building hours to better spread appointments apart in compliance with social distancing recommendations after the state of Iowa’s go-ahead to resume elective surgeries and procedures. As of today, PCI’s campus buildings are open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and all services are fully available. PCI staff will continue to… Read more →

UnityPoint Health requests all patients begin wearing masks or face coverings – Patients, visitors encouraged to bring their own masks

To help prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our communities, UnityPoint Health is requesting everyone who enters our hospitals, clinics and facilities to wear masks or face coverings. Starting Wednesday, May 6, staff, patients and visitors will be encouraged to wear their own personal cloth mask or face covering upon entering a UnityPoint Health facility.… Read more →

Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and Linn County Anesthesiologists Release Joint Statement

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced last week that health systems may begin working to resume some elective surgeries and procedures. Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and Linn County Anesthesiologists do not yet have definitive timelines to share for our community.  We can tell you, however,  that we are… Read more →

UnityPoint Health Introduces Virtual Scheduled Care

UnityPoint Health has introduced Virtual Scheduled Care, which allows certain patients to hold virtual appointments with providers. Interested patients can call their local clinic and request a virtual appointment. The health system is also offering its Virtual Urgent Care service at no cost through April 30. To access Virtual Urgent Care, visit https://www.unitypoint.org/clinics/virtual-care.aspx. Neither service… Read more →

2020 PCI Art Show & Sale Postponed

The 2020 PCI Art Show & Sale, originally scheduled for June 13, is tentatively postponed until Saturday, Aug. 1. We will re-evaluate the ongoing COVID-19 situation as we get closer to the new date and determine if we will be able to hold a show in 2020. The show will not function under the original… Read more →