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UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids Open House for Health Technology Fabrication Lab, Generate
November 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
A new space, Health Technology Fabrication Lab, Generate, at St. Luke’s will be unveiled at an open house style event. The new space is available to hospital staff, patients and select community partners, where they can create and innovate with the end goal of improving patient care. It will be the third location of it’s kind in the U.S and a first for the Midwest.
What: Open House
When: Thurs., Nov. 21 open house from 9- 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and brief presentation at 3 p.m.
Where: UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, 1026 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, old library space, just down from Java City in the A Ave. Lobby
Who: Administrators, nurses, clinicians & other UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids team members will be attending, along with select community partners (media welcome to cover but please call Sarah Corizzo to arrange escort in the hospital and get you to the right spot)
From the Press Release:
Cedar Rapids is opening generate @ St. Luke’s to provide hospital and clinic employees and patients access to world class tools to create and fabricate the future of healthcare devices.
UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids partnered with Boston-based MakerHealth for the construction and ideation of an open-access medical technology and learning lab. MakerHealth, a spinoff of MIT’s Little Devices Lab in Massachusetts, is a pioneer in hospital makerspaces, and its principals have over a decade of experience bringing the tools of innovation to the point of care so that clinicians and patients can create healthcare devices. This is the first hands-on fabrication lab of its kind in the Midwest and the third of its kind in the U.S.
Create what you can hold in your hand
generate @ UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids will encourage and enable innovation at the bedside or in the clinic. It will be a designated space in the hospital where UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids hospital and clinic nurses, physicians, team members, patients and community partners can transform their ideas for improving patient care into tangible prototypes to be tested and reviewed for implementation.