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Mercy & Alliant Energy Join Forces to Promote the Power of Pink

Mercy Medical Center and Alliant Energy are joining forces to light the night pink on Thursday, October 4.  The Power of Pink event will mark the arrival of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October — with a lighting ceremony, fireworks, live music and giveaways to promote awareness and early detection. The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center,… Read more →

UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Launches Online ER Check-In for Patients

St. Luke’s Hospital has launched online ER Check-in, enabling patients who plan to visit St. Luke’s Emergency Room (ER) to save a spot in line online.   To use the new service, individuals should visit, unitypoint.org/ERCheckin and choose a time to visit the ER. Once a patient schedules a time, they will receive a text confirmation of their… Read more →

UnityPoint Health Awarded for Tackling Health Care Challenges

Information and technology service firm Optum awarded UnityPoint Health a winner in the 2018 Inspiration in Health Care Awards, specifically in health care delivery. “UnityPoint Health is developing new and innovative ways to coordinate care for patients,” Sue Thompson, Senior Vice President, Integration and Optimization, stated in a press release. “As an example of the… Read more →

PCI Adds New Specialty, Welcomes Two Physicians

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa has welcomed two doctors as part of its newly created Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department, the Cedar Rapids-based medical group announced this week. Dr. Justin Gilbert and Dr. James Huber have joined the clinic’s new department, which focuses on physical medicine, such as sports, occupational and musculoskeletal injuries; rehabilitation medicine, focused… Read more →

Cedar Rapids MedQuarter Regional Medical District Celebrates Official Opening of the New MedQ Park on 3rd & MedQ Mile

Due to inclement weather, the event will now be held inside at Gilded Pear Gallery, 808 3rd Avenue SE, next to the MedQ Park on 3rd. The MedQuarter Regional Medical District is ready to cut the ribbon on two initiatives that work toward the District’s Master Development Plan. The completion of the MedQuarter’s new pocket park, “MedQ… Read more →

Above-ground Construction Has Begun on PCI’s Medical Pavilion II Project

After twelve weeks of below-ground construction including pilings, footings, foundation walls and underground run-off reservoirs, the above-ground work has begun on Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa’s $28M Medical Pavilion II construction site. This first structure is a three-level, 450 space parking garage oriented north to south between 2nd & 3rd Avenue SE, scheduled for completion in… Read more →

U.S. News & World Report Names UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Among the Best in Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital is among the nation’s Best Regional Hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report. St. Luke’s is ranked third best hospital in Iowa in the U.S. News & World Report 2018-19 edition. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 29th year, recognize hospitals… Read more →

MedQuarter Healthcare Providers Collaborate to Provide First Aid Services at newbo evolve

Healthcare professionals representing several providers from the MedQuarter Regional Medical District in Cedar Rapids are joining forces to provide first aid services at newbo evolve, a three-day festival in Cedar Rapids filled with art, music and inspiration. The District will staff a first aid tent on the main festival grounds near the 16th Avenue Bridge… Read more →

Mercy is First Iowa Hospital to Create Anti-Human Trafficking Position

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (July 10, 2018) – Mercy Medical Center has added a new staff position to address human trafficking.  It’s the first hospital-based position of its kind in Iowa and one of just a handful in the country. Teresa Davidson, ARNP, MSN, MA, nurse practitioner at Mercy, has been hired part-time as Mercy’s anti-human… Read more →

Mercy Announces New da Vinci Surgical Systems, Offering Patients More Options for Minimally Invasive Surgeries

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (July 9, 2018) – Mercy Medical Center has acquired three new da Vinci® Surgical Systems, further advancing the technology available to Mercy surgery patients and replacing some large-incision surgeries with a minimally invasive approach. Mercy’s new arsenal of surgical tools includes two new da Vinci X models as well as an Xi… Read more →