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The MedQuarter: Summer in the Q

Did you know that more than 6,000 people are employed within the MedQuarter Regional Medical District in Cedar Rapids? Between large and small employers alike, there’s both a professional medical community and community at large to engage. This summer, the MedQuarter Regional Medical District invites all of those community members to participate in FREE, healthy… Read more →

Cedar Rapids’ Core Districts Collaborate to Support New City Bike Share Program

May 08, 2019 The City of Cedar Rapids recently announced the first bike share program, which will feature electric-assist bikes and later this year, electric scooters. With the inclusion of a fleet of 150 e-bikes, with 90 bike rack stations throughout Cedar Rapids’ core districts, leaders of each Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) are collaborating… Read more →

PCI Medical Pavilion – Eastern Iowa Sleep Center Announce Agreement

Representatives of Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa (PCI) Medical Pavilion and the Eastern Iowa Sleep Center (EISC) solidified an agreement that will result in a modern new space for EISC and convenient continuity of care for eastern Iowans with difficulty sleeping. “The Eastern Iowa Sleep Center signed a long-term lease to occupy space in our new… Read more →

New Collaboration in Linn County Aims to Improve Health Outcomes

Linn County Public Health, in partnership with 19 area agencies, today announced a new collaboration aimed at enhancing communications among independent health and social service organizations to provide better care and measurable improvements in health outcomes. The collaboration, called My Care Community, is based on a nationally-recognized model and is the first of its kind… Read more →

Registration is Open for the 2019 “Especially for You” Race Against Breast Cancer

Registration for the 29th annual Especially for You® (EFY) Race Against Breast Cancer is now open at www.especiallyforyourace.org.  Race day is Sunday, Oct. 6. Team registration is open through Sept. 9.  Individuals may register up until 7:30 a.m. on race day.  Reduced pricing is offered for those who register early. Race organizers expect more than… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Receives Five-Star CMS Rating

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (March 20, 2019) – Mercy Cedar Rapids has received a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The national ratings are designated as one through five stars, with five being the highest and three being the national average score. Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated by… Read more →

Moniker 86 Social Club Goes for Modern-Day Speakeasy Vibe

From the Corridor Business Journal – A new speakeasy-themed bar and casual restaurant will hold its soft opening just in time for St. Patrick’s Day – and co-owner Brandon Aiels is expecting the establishment’s made-from-scratch food, 1920s-inspired cocktails and old-fashioned service to fill a badly needed niche in the Cedar Rapids market. “Cedar Rapids doesn’t… Read more →

Six Mercy Nurses Named Among 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2019

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids is pleased to announce that six of its nurses – Connie Arens, BSN, MS; Teresa Davidson, ARNP, MSN, RN; Marci Hays, MSN, OCN, RN; Shelly Hite, RN; Amanda Pins, BSN, RN; and Nancy Shade, BSN, CAPA, RN – have been selected among the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2019.… Read more →

Iowa Hospitals Named to the 293 Hospitals with 5 Stars from CMS

CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings in February, recognizing 293 hospitals with five stars. CMS’ Hospital Compare website reports on quality measures for more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Here is a breakdown of the updated star ratings: • One star: 282 hospitals • Two stars: 800 hospitals • Three stars: 1,264 hospitals •… Read more →

Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital named IBM Watson Top 100 Hospitals

IBM Watson Health Announces 100 Top Hospitals 2019 Study Finds Top-Performing U.S. Hospitals Provide Better Care at Lower Cost and Higher Profit Margins than Peers Evaluated in the Study Mar 04, 2019 ARMONK, N.Y., March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — IBM Watson Health™ (NYSE: IBM) today published its 100 Top Hospitals® annual study identifying top–performing hospitals in… Read more →