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Cedar Rapids Healthcare Providers Recommend Celebrating Holidays With Immediate Household Only

Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital are encouraging Eastern Iowans to rethink plans for traditional Thanksgiving gatherings. Hospital officials say the safest way to spend the holiday is to celebrate only with individuals in the immediate household.  This echoes similar guidance shared Monday evening by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. The recent… Read more →

Two Corridor Hospitals Listed in Top Cardiovascular Report

Two Corridor hospitals have been listed among the Watson Health Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in a new report by Fortune/IBM Watson Health. The list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals is divided into three groups: cardiovascular teaching hospitals, teaching hospitals and community hospitals.Mercy Iowa City was named one of the top cardiovascular community hospitals in the new… Read more →

PCI – November is Bladder Health Month

November 1 – 30: Bladder Health Awareness Month The intent of Bladder Health Awareness Month is to thank doctors, researchers, Congressionals and others who support bladder health research, promote bladder health awareness and care for those with bladder health conditions. November 1 – 7: Urology Nurses and Associates Week Urology nurses care for patients across… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Celebrates 120th Anniversary

CEDAR RAPDIS, IA (Nov. 5, 2020) – Mercy Cedar Rapids is celebrating a milestone this month – 120 years of serving the healthcare needs of eastern Iowans. From the beginning, the Sisters of Mercy took a vow “to care for the poor, the sick and the uneducated.” With that vow as their focus, the Sisters… Read more →

Don’t Put Your Health on Hold

COVID-19 has disrupted lives in countless ways, but your health doesn’t have to be one of them. The health care providers in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District encourage you to seek care if you feel ill or are hurt.

Mercy Cedar Rapids earns 2020 Most Wired recognition once again

CEDAR RAPDIS, IA (Oct. 12, 2020) – Mercy Medical Center has, once again, been named one of healthcare’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2020 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired® Survey. This is the 13th time since 2006 that Mercy has received the Most Wired recognition.… Read more →

Mercy lights campus pink to mark breast cancer awareness month

Pink lights will illuminate the Mercy Medical Center campus beginning the evening of Oct. 1 as the hospital begins its observance of breast cancer awareness month. The pink lights will shine at both Mercy Medical Center and Hall-Perrine Cancer Center throughout the month of October, serving as a reminder to the women in our community… Read more →

Mercy Foundation receives gift for establishment of HallMar Village Innovation Center for Aging & Dementia

The Mercy Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce a $2 million lead gift from the Chris and Suzy DeWolf family of Cedar Rapids for the creation and formation of the Chris and Suzy DeWolf Family Innovation Center for Aging & Dementia. The DeWolf Family Innovation Center will be located in northeast Cedar Rapids as… Read more →

Gems of Hope Welcomes Sarah McCaffrey as Executive Director

Sarah McCaffrey was recently announced Executive Director at Gems of Hope. McCaffrey holds a masters degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor of applied studies emphasizing both leadership and non-profit management. She has extensive background in nonprofit work. On the position, McCaffrey says, “I am so happy to be part of Gems and to bring… Read more →

Especially For You Race Marks It’s 30th Year With Virtual Event

The 30th annual Especially for You® (EFY) Race Against Breast Cancer is almost here! This year, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the EFY race will be held virtually to ensure the safety of participants and our community. To date, about 9,500 people have registered. Registration is open at until race morning, Sun., Oct. 11.… Read more →