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Sister Organizations Continue Annual Tradition of Spreading Mercy in Cedar Rapids Community

Sister organizations Mount Mercy University, the Catherine McAuley Center and Mercy Medical Center are continuing the tradition of spreading mercy in our community. Circle the City with Mercy is a one-day community service project with volunteers from each organization working toward a common cause. Now in its fourth year, the Circle the City with Mercy… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Recognized for Quality & Cost-Efficiency in Maternity Care

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has been recognized by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield® with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Adjusts Visitor Policies

Mercy Cedar Rapids is continuing to ease visitor restrictions. The increase in vaccination rates is allowing the hospital and its clinics to lift some restrictions previously in place to mitigate COVID-19. Effective immediately, the following changes are in effect: Visiting hours within the hospital now last until 9 p.m. Visitors may see patients from 6… Read more →

Tanager Place Announces Bridge to the Future Scholarship Awards

Tanager Place is pleased to announce over $55,000 in scholarship dollars have been awarded through the Bridge to the Future program. Monies are awarded to young people who engaged in Tanager Place programs for a minimum of six months of service in the recent two years and demonstrated a desire to move on to post-secondary… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Wins Highest Distinction from Epic

Mercy Medical Center has earned the Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll distinction from Epic – an electronic health record system that is used to facilitate clinical care across the health system and store patients’ personal health information, including treatments, procedures, test results, medications and more. The Epic Honor Roll Good Maintenance Grant Program distinction at… Read more →

UnityPoint is Extending Its Visitor Policy

Effective June 28, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital will implement changes to its visitor policy as the community recovers from the pandemic and vaccination rates continues to increase. St. Luke’s visiting hours will be extended from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Hospital visitors are limited to two visitors per patient,… Read more →

UnityPoint Health Performs New Stroke Risk Procedure

The heart team at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital performed the first WATCHMAN FLX Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) implant last week in Cedar Rapids. The device implant reduces stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, acting as an alternative to the lifelong use of blood thinners for people with atrial fibrillation not caused… Read more →

Wayne & Nan Kocourek Gift $1.5M to HallMar Village

The Mercy Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce a $1.5 million gift from Wayne and Nan Kocourek for the creation and formation of the Wayne and Nan Kocourek Neighborhood at HallMar Village. The Wayne and Nan Kocourek Neighborhood will be the independent living apartments located within HallMar Village, an innovative and inclusive senior living… Read more →

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast Features UnityPoint Health CEO, Michelle Niermann

Michelle Niermann was recently a featured guest on the national podcast, Becker’s Healthcare. In this episode, Michelle discusses St. Luke’s Hospital, advice she would give to emerging healthcare leaders, and more. You can listen to the full podcast episode at the link below. Listen Now: https://blubrry.com/beckershealthcarepodcast/76766411/michelle-niermann-president-ceo-at-unitypoint-health-cedar-rapids/

Grant Wood Studio Reopening for Season with Free Admission

The Grant Wood Studio and Armstrong Visitor Center will be reopening for the season on Saturday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m. Admission to the Studio is free for everyone during regular Studio hours courtesy of a grant from the Esther and Robert Armstrong Charitable Trust. Grant Wood comes to life in this light-filled, inspirational loft… Read more →