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UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Heart Saver Program to Give Away AEDs and Stop the Bleed Kits

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has launched a Heart Saver Program to give away 50 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and 100 Stop the Bleed first aid kits. First responders, ambulance crews and nonprofit organizations in Benton, Jones and Linn counties are invited to apply for one or both items by submitting an online application… Read more →

Iowa Hospital Association honors UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital employees

The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) honored two UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital team members at its annual meeting, Carmen Kleinsmith and  Clif White. Carmen Kleinsmith Carmen Kleinsmith, MSN, RN, senior vice president and chief nurse executive  at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital was named the 2022 Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders’ (IONL) Outstanding Nurse Executive. The… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Earns Highest Recognition in Iowa from Most Wired

Mercy Medical Center has been awarded 2022 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified Level 9 organization – making it the highest-ranking hospital in Iowa – for the use of healthcare technology in its acute and ambulatory care delivery. This is the 15th time since 2006 that Mercy has received the Most Wired… Read more →

Together in Song chorus to perform at Mercy Medical Center on Oct. 28

The Family Caregivers Center of Mercy is pleased to announce a special presentation of the Together in Song chorus at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. The concert takes place in Hallagan Education Center at Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids. The Together in Song Chorus was designed as a fun, no-pressure… Read more →

Mercy named among America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers

Mercy Medical Center has been recognized on Newsweek’s America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2022 list. The list highlights the nation’s top inpatient rehabilitation facilities based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care, and accommodation and amenities. Newsweek’s rankings are made on a state and regional basis. The 25 states with the most facilities… Read more →

Students Help with UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Beautification Project

Lauren Kromminga was visiting a hospitalized co-worker several years ago at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital when she looked out the window and noted it was definitely not a room with a view. “Outside her window was a bare roof and a brick wall,” recalled Kromminga. “I thought this is probably not helping her… Read more →

Especially for You® Race achieves record participation with 15,800 registrants

A record-setting 15,800 people registered for the 32nd annual Especially for You® Race Against Breast Cancer, which took place recently at Mercy Medical Center. This year’s race came in just above the previous record of 15,792 participants in 2011. Proceeds from race registrations benefit the Especially for You fund. This year more than $499,500 in… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids adjusts masking guidelines

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids is updating its masking guidelines. Beginning Tues., Oct.4, if individuals are asymptomatic and have not been exposed to COVID within the last 10 days, masks are no longer required in common areas of the main hospital, MercyCare clinics and other Mercy facilities. Hospital and Hospice House staff will continue… Read more →

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 →