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Mercy Donates AEDs to Area Organizations, Schools, Churches

Mercy Medical Center is donating Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to 10 area churches, schools and community organizations in the coming weeks, bringing the number of AEDs the hospital has donated to 61 since the program began in 2014. AEDs are portable devices that check heart rhythm and treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). When needed, an… Read more →

Kathy’s Pies Changes Hands After 33 Years

New Kathy’s Pies owner Amy Jordan and former owners Kathy McCauley and Terri Henecke. PHOTO DAN MIKA Kathy’s Pies, a longtime bakery near downtown Cedar Rapids, has a new family at the helm. New owner Amy Jordan told the CBJ she closed on a deal to purchase the business, located at 616 Fifth Ave. SE, from… Read more →

Mercy Donates AEDs to Area Organizations, Schools & Churches

CEDAR RAPIDS (Feb. 11, 2019) – Mercy Medical Center is donating Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to 10 area churches, schools and community organizations in the coming weeks, bringing the number of AEDs the hospital has donated to 61 since the program began in 2014. AEDs are portable devices that check heart rhythm and treat Sudden… Read more →

Improving Facades in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District

A number of storefronts in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District saw updates in 2018 thanks to the MedQuarter Facade Improvement Program. Since the Program’s inception in 2015, the MedQuarter, in partnership with the City of Cedar Rapids, has been making funds available to property owners and businesses located within the District for qualifying exterior improvements… Read more →

Mercy acquires Pediatric HAL®: the latest and most advanced pediatric simulator

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (November 26, 2018) – Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has acquired PediatricHAL®, the latest and most advanced pediatric patient simulator.  Mercy is among the first hospitals in the Midwest to put HAL to work to help train its nurses, doctors and healthcare students, and improve their pediatric care. Pediatric HAL,developed by… Read more →

Wayfinding Signage Comes to the MedQuarter this Fall

The MedQuarter Regional Medical District will soon be easier to navigate with the installation of a wayfinding system. The initiative, which began three years ago, creates a comprehensive vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding system for Cedar Rapids’ core districts of Downtown, including Kingston Village, the MedQuarter and Czech Village/New Bohemia. This Fall, the MedQuarter’s 18 vehicular… Read more →

Family Caregivers Center of Mercy Honored by American Hospital Association

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (October 15, 2018) – The Family Caregivers Center of Mercy is one of four programs in the nation recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as a winner of its Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE).   The AHA HAVE Awards Program is in its 35th year and highlights the extraordinary efforts… Read more →

Ted Townsend, Charter Board Member of the MedQuarter Regional Medical District in Cedar Rapids, Announces Retirement

Cedar Rapids, IOWA —Theodore Townsend, Jr., president and CEO of UnityPoint Health™ – Cedar Rapids and interim president and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Dubuque, has announced his plans to retire December 31, 2018. His retirement will conclude 39 years in the health care industry and 16 with UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, one of… Read more →

St. Luke’s Hospital a First for International Study for New Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

Cedar Rapids, IOWA— Doctors at the UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids Heart and Vascular Institute recently implanted a medical device aimed at helping patients with chronic heart failure at St. Luke’s Hospital. This implantation of the VITARIA™ System by LivaNova PLC is part of the company’s Autonomic Regulation Therapy (ART) to Enhance Myocardial Function and… Read more →

Especially for You Race Celebrates 28 Years with 15,200 Participants

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Oct. 7, 2018) – Nearly 15,200 people registered for the 28th 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 $452,000 in registrations was raised for the fund, which provides… Read more →