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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 www.especiallyforyourace.org until race morning, Sun., Oct. 11.… Read more →

Mercy Awards Rural First Responder Grants to Outlying Agencies

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Aug. 31, 2020) – In recognition of the critical role first responders play in rural emergency care, Mercy Medical Center is pleased to award Rural First Responder Grants totaling more than $19,250 to 11 area first-responder agencies. The grants will assist with education and resources necessary to provide the best medical care… Read more →

Eastern Iowa Sleep Supply to Open This Fall in Cedar Rapids

Eastern Iowa Sleep Center and UnityPoint at Home recently announced a joint venture, Eastern Iowa Sleep Supply LLC, that will offer a comprehensive selection of CPAP supplies and sleep equipment to patients in the Cedar Rapids region. Eastern Iowa Sleep Supply is scheduled to open this fall and will be located inside Physicians Clinic of… Read more →

Full Operations Resume on Mercy Medical Center Campus

Power has been restored to Mercy Medical Center and the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. The hospital has resumed full operations and all hospital services are available. Patients with appointments on Thurs., Aug.13 and beyond should keep their appointments at the hospital. Staff members are still reaching out to patients whose appointments will need to be rescheduled… Read more →

Mercy inpatient rehabilitation program earns CARF accreditation

CEDAR RAPIDS (Aug. 10, 2020) – Mercy Medical Center is pleased to announce that its Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) has been awarded a Three-Year Term of Accreditation from CARF International as an Adult Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Program and Hospital Stroke Specialty Program. CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body that promotes quality, value, and optimal… Read more →

The History Center Opens More Days Starting in August

We were so excited to welcome visitors back to the Douglas Mansion on Saturdays in July! And in August, we’ll be adding additional opportunities for you to visit. Next month, we will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 PM. These guidelines will apply: ·    Reservations are encouraged (but not required) and… Read more →

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

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 working toward a common cause.  This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizations will work… Read more →

Iowa Masonic Library and Museums Set to Reopen

After closing to the public with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa Masonic Library and Museums will reopen to the public with a “soft” reopening on Monday July 20. To reopen, the Iowa Masonic Library has planned for the health and well-being of visitors, researchers, students, and staff and will be taking several… Read more →

Especially For You Race Against Breast Cancer Announces Plans to Hold Virtual Event for its 30th Anniversary

Plans are moving forward for the 30th annual Especially for You® (EFY) Race Against Breast Cancer. This year, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, EFY race organizers are planning to hold the event virtually. Registration is open now at www.especiallyforyourace.org. Additional information on the virtual format will be coming soon to the EFY website. “The safety… Read more →

Mercy Ranks First in Iowa, and Among Top 20 U.S. Hospitals, on Lown Institute National Index

Mercy Cedar Rapids has been ranked #1 in Iowa and 19th in the nation as a Top Hospital by the Lown Institute as part of its Hospital Index list of the nation’s top hospitals, scoring an A+ overall. This new index honors hospitals for both their excellence in serving individual patients and for their role… Read more →