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Tanager Place Behavioral Health Clinic Renamed to Mental Wellbeing Clinic Accurately Defining Services Available

Tanager Place Behavioral Health Clinic has been renamed to the Mental Wellbeing Clinic to reflect changes in the mental health field and more clearly and accurately define the variety of services available. The Mental Wellbeing Clinic offers individual, family, group and trauma-focused therapy as well as psychological testing and medication management services. Behavioral health services… Read more →

Mercy’s Especially For You Race Celebrates 31 Years with Nearly 13,000 Participants

Nearly 13,000 people registered for the 31st annual Especially for You® Race Against Breast Cancer, which took place today at Mercy Medical Center. Registrants could choose to participate in-person or virtually. Three separate wave starts were utilized this year to create social distancing at the starting line. Additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts included asking participants to… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness With Pink Lights

Beginning Friday, Oct. 1, the Mercy Medical Center campus will be lit in pink in observance of breast cancer awareness month. Additionally, Alliant Energy is 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… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Offers COVID-19 Boosters

Mercy began administering Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccines, per the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization on Monday, September 27. Booster doses are authorized only for individuals who previously received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and are: 65 years of age and older 18 through 64 years of age and at high risk of severe COVID-19 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Foundation Receives Grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Foundation received a $19,000 grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity to purchase a state-of-the-art GE Panda iRes bed warmer for St. Luke’s Hospital Birth Care Center. A bed warmer is an open bed with radiant heat. It allows the medical team to safely assess and evaluate the baby after… Read more →

St. Luke’s Nassif Heart Sign Updated

Traffic along Interstate 380 is seeing a change to the Cedar Rapids skyline at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital. The derecho damaged the Cedar Rapids Heart Hospital’s sign and part of the building last August, and the repairs gave St. Luke’s the opportunity to refresh the Nassif Heart Center design. The new sign was… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Prepares to Break Ground on The Heart Center at Mercy

Mercy Cedar Rapids is set to break ground on its long-envisioned, free-standing facility dedicated to advanced heart and vascular care. The Heart Center at Mercy is designed to be Linn County’s largest and most comprehensive such facility, offering integrated, patient-centered care and state-of-the-art technology. This unique facility, scheduled to open in mid-2023, will bring heart… Read more →

St. Luke’s Among Nation’s Top Performing for Treatment of Heart Attack

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, the highest-level chest pain award. The award recognizes St. Luke’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that it has reached an aggressive… Read more →

Dr. Velu Balasubramanian joins Mercy Cedar Rapids’ cardiothoracic and vascular surgery program

Mercy Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of cardiothoracic surgeon Velu Balasubramanian, MD, to Mercy’s Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Services. The addition of Dr. Balasubramanian marks the next step in the ongoing progression and growth of Mercy’s cardiac and thoracic surgery program. He joins CC Lee, MD, FACS, as the program’s second open heart… Read more →

PCI ENT Adds Augmented Reality Imaging System

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa’s Ear, Nose and Throat/Head and Neck Surgery clinic recently announced the installation of a new sinus imaging and guiding system that uses augmented reality. The Stryker ENT navigation system, powered by Scopis software, provides a solution for the difficult challenge of navigating patient sinus cavities during surgery. “Sinus navigation is essentially… Read more →