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UnityPoint Health Seeks Masks and Material Donations

UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is in need of additional homemade masks for patients and visitors coming to the hospital and for patients who are coming for clinic and urgent care visits. If you are unable to sew, UnityPoint is also seeking material and elastic donations. Donations are being accepted at the St. Luke’s Foundation… Read more →

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Extending Building Hours

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa (PCI) is extending building hours to better spread appointments apart in compliance with social distancing recommendations after the state of Iowa’s go-ahead to resume elective surgeries and procedures. As of today, PCI’s campus buildings are open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and all services are fully available. PCI staff will continue to… Read more →

UnityPoint Health requests all patients begin wearing masks or face coverings – Patients, visitors encouraged to bring their own masks

To help prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our communities, UnityPoint Health is requesting everyone who enters our hospitals, clinics and facilities to wear masks or face coverings. Starting Wednesday, May 6, staff, patients and visitors will be encouraged to wear their own personal cloth mask or face covering upon entering a UnityPoint Health facility.… Read more →

Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and Linn County Anesthesiologists Release Joint Statement

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced last week that health systems may begin working to resume some elective surgeries and procedures. Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and Linn County Anesthesiologists do not yet have definitive timelines to share for our community.  We can tell you, however,  that we are… Read more →

UnityPoint Health Introduces Virtual Scheduled Care

UnityPoint Health has introduced Virtual Scheduled Care, which allows certain patients to hold virtual appointments with providers. Interested patients can call their local clinic and request a virtual appointment. The health system is also offering its Virtual Urgent Care service at no cost through April 30. To access Virtual Urgent Care, visit https://www.unitypoint.org/clinics/virtual-care.aspx. Neither service… Read more →

2020 PCI Art Show & Sale Postponed

The 2020 PCI Art Show & Sale, originally scheduled for June 13, is tentatively postponed until Saturday, Aug. 1. We will re-evaluate the ongoing COVID-19 situation as we get closer to the new date and determine if we will be able to hold a show in 2020. The show will not function under the original… Read more →

PCI Makes Telemedicine and Curbside Appointments Available

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa is now making telemedicine and curbside appointments available to those who rely on PCI for primary and specialty care. Curbside services are offered at PCI Primary Care and Walk In Care, located in Medical Pavilion 2, 275 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Patients with respiratory symptoms, or those who do not… Read more →

Gems of Hope: “Let’s Make Some Masks!”

FRIENDS! We are asking for all our sewing masters and novices to help us make masks for our community! Gems of Hope works hard to inspire hope in cancer patients and their families. Today, we are asking for your help to expand our mission to inspire HOPE in our community through much-needed fabric masks. We… Read more →

Mercy Nurses Named Among 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS (April 1, 2020) – Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids is pleased to announce that two of its nurses – Laurel Foht, RN, BSN, and Megan Litshcer, RN, BSN, CDE – have been selected among the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2020. The 100 Great Iowa Nurses award recognizes nurses who have made… Read more →

Mercy Opens Second Clinic Dedicated to Respiratory Illness

CEDAR RAPIDS (April 6, 2020) – Starting April 6, Mercy is establishing a second dedicated location to care for patients with respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. Patients needing appointments or testing for respiratory illness – such as a cough, difficulty breathing, fever and runny nose – will be directed by their medical provider to either the… Read more →