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Mercy Named Among Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Once Again

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (October 10, 2019) – Mercy Medical Center has again been named one of healthcare’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired® Survey. Mercy achieved a level nine award – the highest among Iowa hospitals and the only ambulatory system in Iowa… Read more →

Especially for You Race Celebrates 29 Years with Nearly 14,500 Participants

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Oct. 6, 2019) – Nearly 14,500 people registered for the 29th annual Especially for You® Race Against Breast Cancer, which took place today at Mercy Medical Center. Proceeds from race registrations benefit the Especially for You fund. This year more than $429,000 in registrations was raised for the fund, which provides financial… Read more →

Mercy & Alliant Energy Light the Night Pink to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

CEDAR RAPIDS (Sept. 25, 2019) – Mercy Medical Center and Alliant Energy are joining forces to light the night pink on Thursday, October 3.  The Power of Pink event will mark the arrival of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October — with a lighting ceremony, fireworks, live music, and giveaways to promote awareness and… Read more →

Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer Marks its 29th Year

CEDAR RAPDIS, IA (Sept. 26, 2019) – The 29th annual Especially for You® (EFY) Race Against Breast Cancer is almost here!  To date, more than 13,600 people have registered to participate in the Oct. 6 race. The race supports the Especially for You Fund, providing mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, and other breast-care and gynecological cancer screenings… Read more →

Two Corridor Cities Make Best Places to Live List

Two Corridor cities have made MONEY.com’s annual 100 Best Places to Live in America list. Iowa City topped the list at No. 19, while Cedar Rapids ranked No. 83. Ames and Des Moines also made the list, coming it at No. 35 and No. 62, respectively. Iowa City was cited for its “well-rounded” nature, including… Read more →

MedQuarter Celebrates Accomplishments Over the Last Eight Years

Of the three self-supported municipal improvement districts (or SSMIDs, as we often refer to them) in Cedar Rapids, the MedQuarter was the second to be formed. The Downtown SSMID was formed in 1986 and the Czech Village/New Bohemia SSMID in 2015. The Cedar Rapids City Council officially approved the establishment of the Medical SSMID in… Read more →

Community Gathers to Discuss Child Care Shortage & Determine Solutions

There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over the past five years. Child care is a family issue, a workforce issue and a community issue. Collaborative efforts are necessary to make… Read more →

Cedar Rapids Named #2 on Livability’s List of 10 Best Home Base Cities

Cedar Rapids was named #2 on Livability’s list of the 10 Best Home Base Cities for Road Trippers. This list highlights 10 cities across the U.S. that offer travel enthusiasts something special. To identify the 10 Best Home Base Cities for Road Trippers, Livability took a look at cities with a relatively affordable cost of… Read more →

MedQuarter Primed for More Growth in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Over the last decade, the NewBo District and downtown Cedar Rapids have experienced a boom in popularity and growth. The district covers 55 square blocks, and it’s been an official district within Cedar Rapids since 2011.Now some people believe the next area to grow like that will be the MedQuarter Regional… Read more →

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

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (July 11, 2019) – 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 coming together on Friday, July 19, near the anniversary… Read more →