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Mercy Medical Center Partners with U.S. Renal Care

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids announces its partnership with U.S. Renal Care to enhance and grow the dialysis care that Mercy provides. The partnership begins today, operating under the name, Mercy Dialysis. U.S. Renal Care, a leading provider of dialysis services for patients living with kidney disease, is the third-largest dialysis provider in the… Read more →

Mercy Medical Center Named to Top 100 List

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has been named to this year’s Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. IBM Watson Health annually identifies the nation’s top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of more than 3,000 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. The final list, unveiled on Fortune.com, recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and… Read more →

The History Center Welcomes Back Visitors on Limited Basis Starting in July

The History Center will welcome back visitors to the Douglas Mansion on a limited basis in July. On three Saturdays—July 11, 18, and 25—we will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM. Visiting in person, however, will different than it was prior to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Please be aware of the following… Read more →

Walk Your Wheels Scooter Reminders

The City of Cedar Rapids would like to remind residents that for the safety of all users: scooters, bicycles, and skateboards are not permitted on sidewalks in the downtown core and surrounding districts (NewBo, Czech Village, Kingston Village, MedQuarter). Bicycles, scooters, and skateboards should be enjoyed in the designated bicycle lanes and trail systems, and… Read more →

Mercy Continues Resumption of Services and Safely Returns to Prior Use of Hospital Spaces

As Mercy Cedar Rapids continues the resumption of many of its services, it is also returning spaces within the hospital to their normal patient care functions. In the midst of the pandemic, Mercy dedicated two entire floors of its patient tower to COVID-19. The floors have negative air flow rooms that are specifically designed to… Read more →

Cedar Rapids Hospital Visitor Policies Adjusted

Cedar Rapids hospitals are lifting some visitor restrictions. Effective Monday, June 15 both hospitals are allowing hospitalized patients to have one visitor at a time, per patient. This does not include the behavioral health units, where restrictions remain. Exceptions include end of life care, which may have two visitors and will be assessed on a… Read more →

Those Entering Cedar Rapids Hospitals or Clinics are Reminded to Wear a Mask

Medical research continues to show decreased COVID spread by masking and social distancing  Cedar Rapids, IA – In effort to protect patients, visitors, healthcare workers and other members of the community, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids and Mercy Cedar Rapids are reminding the community of their universal masking policies.  All individuals must wear a mask… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Light to Honor Organ Donors

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has started a new tradition to honor organ donors and bring awareness to the gift of life. In a tribute to honor patients and families who have made the decision to extend life and donate organs to the Iowa Donor Network, the hospital will turn its West Pavilion light… Read more →

Virtual Tanager Place resiliency pre-symposium planned May 22

Tanager Place will continue to hold its Resiliency & Trauma-Informed Care Symposium in 2020, although the training and education opportunity has been moved to two sessions to better meet community needs during the ongoing pandemic. Both sessions will feature two internationally-known keynote speakers, as well as presentations by Tanager Place staff members on resiliency. The… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Opens West Entrance

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital’s West Entrance has reopened to patients and visitors daily from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. This main entrance will be staffed by screeners, who will check temperatures and briefly ask a few health questions. Limited visitor restrictions still apply and anyone entering the hospital will be required to wear a mask,… Read more →