MedQuarter Healthcare Providers Collaborate to Provide First Aid Services at newbo evolve

Healthcare professionals representing several providers from the MedQuarter Regional Medical District in Cedar Rapids are joining forces to provide first aid services at newbo evolve, a three-day festival in Cedar Rapids filled with art, music and inspiration. The District will staff a first aid tent on the main festival grounds near the 16th Avenue Bridge… Read more →

Mercy is First Iowa Hospital to Create Anti-Human Trafficking Position

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (July 10, 2018) – Mercy Medical Center has added a new staff position to address human trafficking.  It’s the first hospital-based position of its kind in Iowa and one of just a handful in the country. Teresa Davidson, ARNP, MSN, MA, nurse practitioner at Mercy, has been hired part-time as Mercy’s anti-human… Read more →

Mercy Announces New da Vinci Surgical Systems, Offering Patients More Options for Minimally Invasive Surgeries

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (July 9, 2018) – Mercy Medical Center has acquired three new da Vinci® Surgical Systems, further advancing the technology available to Mercy surgery patients and replacing some large-incision surgeries with a minimally invasive approach. Mercy’s new arsenal of surgical tools includes two new da Vinci X models as well as an Xi… Read more →

Open Heart Surgery Best Practice Identified in National Medical Journal

June 4, 2018 – Cardiothoracic surgeons with UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids Heart and Vascular Institute received confirmation of what they’ve suspected for years – their way of performing open heart surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital is considered best practice. A report in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published May 31 concluded the use… Read more →

Cedar Rapids MedQuarter Takes Next Step Toward District Beautification Master Plan with New Green Space

CEDAR RAPIDS – The MedQuarter Regional Medical District is taking the first step toward implementing their beautification master plan by adding green space, or a pocket park, on a newly acquired property located on the corner of 8th Street and 3rd Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to incorporate additional… Read more →

UnityPoint Health® – St. Luke’s Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Great Hospitals for a Fifth Time

Cedar Rapids, Iowa—UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Great Hospitals in America” for a fifth time.   This annual publication is a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. St. Luke’s was also named to the list in… Read more →

Mercy Pediatric Cardiology Clinic Earns Pediatric Echocardiography Accreditation

CEDAR RAPIDS (April 2, 2018) – Mercy Pediatric Cardiology Clinic has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Pediatric Transthoracic Echocardiography. Accreditation by the IAC indicates that Mercy Pediatric Cardiology Clinic has undergone an intensive application and review process and is compliant with… Read more →

Mercy Observes National Donate Life Month With Service, Flag-raising and Walk

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (March 27, 2018) – Mercy Medical Center, in partnership with the Iowa Donor Network, will observe National Donate Life Month with a reflection and prayer service, flag-raising and a one-mile wellness walk on Monday, April 2.  Additionally, on April 16, Mercy will sponsor a donor awareness table, encouraging individuals to register as… Read more →

Mercy Medical Center Offers Convergent Procedure for AFib Patients

Mercy Medical Center now offers a treatment option for patients with long-standing atrial fibrillation (AFib) − a type of irregular heartbeat − and associated structural heart changes. The new option, a first for Iowa, is called a Convergent Hybrid Procedure – a convergence of technology and technique. The Convergent Hybrid Procedure combines the expertise of… Read more →

Mercy Nurses Named Among 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS (March 21, 2018) –  Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids is pleased to announce that two of its nurses – Nicole Sorge, RN, BSN,OCN, and Tracy Wilson, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A – have been selected among the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2018. Sorge is a nurse at Mercy’s Hall Radiation Center.  She… Read more →