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Mercy Cedar Rapids promotes breast cancer awareness with pink lights

Beginning Oct. 1, the Mercy Medical Center campus will be lit in pink in observance of breast cancer awareness month. Alliant Energy is also partnering with Mercy on this initiative, using LED technology to light its downtown building in pink, as well, throughout the month of October. The pink lights serve as a visible reminder… Read more →

American College of Cardiology recognizes UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” Publication

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has earned national recognition from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 “Best Hospitals” guidebook. ACC uses this publication to highlight hospitals and health systems that implement high standards in patient care and protocols to ensure best cardiovascular outcomes are delivered to every… Read more →

UnityPoint Health Named to ‘Best Employers’ List for Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin

UnityPoint Health® continues to be recognized as one of the best places to work across all employers. West Des Moines, Iowa based UnityPoint Health has been named to the 2022 Forbes “America’s Best Employers By State” list in all three states of its footprint – Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. The fourth annual Forbes list, compiled… Read more →

Mercy Earns 2021 SHPBestTM “Superior Performer” Patient Satisfaction Award for Home Health Care

Mercy Medical Center has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2021 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge home health agencies that consistently provide high-quality service… Read more →

Surgery Center Cedar Rapids Receives Blue Distinction Centers+ Recognition

Surgery Center Cedar Rapids (SCCR) is pleased to announce it has been awarded the Blue Distinction Centers+ recognition by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Blue Distinction Centers+ have a proven history of delivering exceptional care and results, and demonstrate more affordable care in addition to quality care, treatment expertise and better overall patient results. Surgery Center… Read more →

Mercy’s Health Equity Fund awards support to 8 local non-profits

Mercy Medical Center is pleased to announce that it will be awarding funds from its newly created Health Equity Fund to eight local nonprofit agencies. The Health Equity Fund is designed to provide individuals in Linn County and seven surrounding communities with the opportunity to attain full health potential – regardless of social position or… Read more →

Mercy named to 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list

Mercy Medical Center has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is the ninth time that Mercy has been recognized with this honor as one of the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. Fortune publishes the annual list. Merative identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care,… Read more →

Cedar Rapids Hospitals Provide Update on COVID-19 Precautions

Mercy Cedar Rapids and UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids are asking the community to be vigilant against the spread of COVID-19 as we are again seeing increases in COVID cases and hospitalizations. The new subvariant, BA.5, is the dominant variant within the U.S. and is showing an increased level of transmissibility. In fact, according to data… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids employee receives IHERF scholarship

Mercy Medical Center is pleased to share that one of its employees – Paige Zaruba of Mount Vernon – has been awarded a $3,500 scholarship from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), which is supported by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). Zaruba is pursuing her BSN at Luther College in Decorah and works… Read more →

Sister organizations continue annual tradition of spreading mercy in 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. Now in its fifth year, partners of Circle the City with… Read more →