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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 →

Mercy-Cedar Rapids Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for Sixth Consecutive Year

Mercy Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™.  Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this recognition spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on clinical, operational and patient satisfaction data. The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® analyzes hospital and health system… Read more →

Gastroenterologists, P.C. Joins UnityPoint Health® – St. Luke’s Hospital

Cedar Rapids, IA – Gastroenterologists, P.C., which consists of four physicians, two nurse practitioners and 25 employees, joined UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital on March 1. Gastroenterologists has been an independent practice for four decades and chose to affiliate with St. Luke’s Hospital. This Clinic specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases… Read more →

UnityPoint Health® – St. Luke’s Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™

Cedar Rapids, IOWA— UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM.  Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. list based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction… Read more →

Mercy Medical Center Recognized for High-Quality Maternity Care

Cedar Rapids (Feb 22,2018) – Wellmark Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® has recognized Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in patient safety and better health outcomes. Nearly… Read more →

Cedar Rapids Breast Imaging Facilities Offering New Ultrasound System for Breast Cancer Screening

As part of a joint, community-wide effort, Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, Radiology Consultants of Iowa (RCI) and OB-GYN Associates are pleased to announce they are now offering Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) for breast cancer screening as a supplement to mammography for women with dense breast tissue. All four facilities have… Read more →

Surgery Center Cedar Rapids to Perform 100,000th Procedure

Fifteen years ago, several groups of community surgeons joined together with St. Luke’s Hospital and announced plans to operate a certified outpatient surgery facility, Surgery Center Cedar Rapids. On Feb. 14, Surgery Center will perform its 100,000th procedure. The state-of-the-art facility is designed for efficiency and convenience to handle an array of surgical and procedural… Read more →