COVID-19 Tag Archive - MedQ

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Cedar Rapids Hospitals Temporarily Postpone Elective Surgeries

Throughout the last few weeks, Mercy Cedar Rapids and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital have seen a marked increase in patients with COVID-19 who require inpatient care. This has placed increasing strain on both hospitals’ capacity and staffing. As a result, and in order to maintain capacity to care for all, St. Luke’s and… 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 →

UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids Walk-In Clinic Planned

UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids will offer COVID-19 vaccines on a walk-in basis at the MedLabs Building location at 717 A Ave. NE on Monday, May 3, Wednesday, May 5 and Friday, May 7 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please enter the vaccine clinic from the lower level entrance. The clinic will have the… Read more →

Cedar Rapids Healthcare Providers Recommend Celebrating Holidays With Immediate Household Only

Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital are encouraging Eastern Iowans to rethink plans for traditional Thanksgiving gatherings. Hospital officials say the safest way to spend the holiday is to celebrate only with individuals in the immediate household.  This echoes similar guidance shared Monday evening by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. The recent… 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 →

Hall-Perrine Cancer Center Observes Cancer Survivors Day with a Drive-Through Celebration

The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center invites patients undergoing cancer treatment, as well as past patients, to share in a celebration of survivorship from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wed., June 10. The drive-through event takes place in the parking lot of Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, 701 10th St. SE, on the Mercy Medical Center campus. With… 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 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 →

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 →