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Mercy kicks off mask-wearing initiative among employees and community

Protect Your Neighbor: Step Up, Mask Up  CEDAR RAPIDS (March 31, 2020) – Mercy Medical Center is kicking off an initiative to encourage its employees, and the community, to Step Up, Mask Up. The aim of the masking campaign is to encourage everyone in the community to wear a mask at all times when outside… Read more →

Mercy shifts site of respiratory clinic to increase patient capacity

CEDAR RAPIDS (March 30, 2020) – As local hospitals look to evolve and rapidly address community need in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy is shifting its respiratory clinic pilot site to MercyCare Marion at 3701 Katz Drive, effective Monday, March 30.  This change in location allows Mercy to serve additional members of the community… Read more →

Physicians Clinic of Iowa Adjusting Hours and Entry Points

Physicians Clinic of Iowa in Cedar Rapids is shortening its hours and limiting entry points to its facility due to COVID-19. The measures will take effect Monday, March 30 and only affect the Cedar Rapids campus; PCI’s clinic in North Liberty has been temporarily closed. PCI’s Cedar Rapids campus, including both Medical Pavilions 1 and… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Opens Dedicated Clinic for Respiratory Illnesses

CEDAR RAPIDS (March 26, 2020) – Starting March 27, Mercy is establishing a dedicated clinic to care for patients with respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. Primary care and urgent care patients needing appointments or testing for respiratory illness – such as a cough, difficulty breathing, fever and runny nose – will be directed by their medical… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Expands Use of Telemedicine to Accommodate Patient Needs

CEDAR RAPIDS (March 19, 2020) – In an effort to continue to provide accessible, high-quality healthcare to our community as we actively address the COVID-19 situation, Mercy is expanding the use of telemedicine to offer patients video visits with more local providers at more local locations. This initiative provides yet another way for patients to… Read more →

Support Restaurants, Shops & Services in the MedQ

Restaurants are now restricted to carry-out, delivery or drive-through services through March 31 – this is being done for the health and safety of all Iowans. Every industry, from restaurants and bars to shops and services, are feeling the impacts of this unprecedented event. You can still support local by ordering carry out, or grabbing… Read more →

Update from Large Health Care Institutions in the MedQuarter

Cedar Rapids Hospitals Update Visitor Restrictions Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital are further restricting hospital visitors, due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), in order to protect patients, staff, visitors and the community. Starting at 3 p.m. today St. Luke’s will put these measures in place and Mercy at 7 a.m. tomorrow (March… Read more →

Preparations, Processes in Place at Mercy Cedar Rapids to Address COVID-19

March 12, 2020 – We understand there are many questions and concerns about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) now that we have confirmed cases in Iowa. We want to assure the community that Mercy Cedar Rapids is closely following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and working closely with public health officials and other area… Read more →

Linn County Public Health Encourages Communities to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Cases

LINN COUNTY, IA – The first COVID-19 cases in Iowa were announced this week, which has resulted in increasing awareness and preparation for the potential spread of COVID-19 to Linn County communities. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) continues to work closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read more →

Lorrie Erusha Joins Mercy Medical Center as Foundation President

CEDAR RAPIDS (March 9, 2020) – Following an extensive search, Lorrie Erusha has joined Mercy as president of the Mercy Medical Center Foundation. Erusha will begin her role as Mercy’s sixth Foundation president on April 6, succeeding Julie Crockett. “I am pleased and honored to be joining such an exceptional organization,” Erusha said. “I have… Read more →