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Mercy Medical Center & Mount Mercy University Announce Education Assistance Program to Jumpstart Nursing Careers

Mercy Medical Center and Mount Mercy University announce a new partnership that will help Mount Mercy students complete their nursing degrees with little to no debt – while gaining valuable, on-the-job experience as they prepare to enter the nursing workforce. The MercyReady Nursing Education Assistance Program is designed with four goals in mind: 1) provide… Read more →

Long-time Cedar Rapids pediatrician announces retirement from Mercy Pediatric Clinic

Scott Nau, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Mercy Pediatric Clinic, is announcing his retirement after practicing in the Cedar Rapids community for 40 years. Dr. Nau will retire from practice on March 15. Throughout his years as a pediatrician, Dr. Nau has provided newborn intensive care for the community’s smallest babies; intensive care for older… Read more →

Mercy Earns National Recognition for Excellence in Stroke Care

Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Quality Achievement Award for excellence in treating stroke. This award acknowledges Mercy’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a… Read more →

Mercy’s Especially For You Race Celebrates 31 Years with Nearly 13,000 Participants

Nearly 13,000 people registered for the 31st annual Especially for You® Race Against Breast Cancer, which took place today at Mercy Medical Center. Registrants could choose to participate in-person or virtually. Three separate wave starts were utilized this year to create social distancing at the starting line. Additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts included asking participants to… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness With Pink Lights

Beginning Friday, Oct. 1, the Mercy Medical Center campus will be lit in pink in observance of breast cancer awareness month. Additionally, Alliant Energy is partnering with Mercy on this initiative, using LED technology to light its downtown building in pink, as well, throughout the month of October. The pink lights serve as a visible… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids Offers COVID-19 Boosters

Mercy began administering Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccines, per the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization on Monday, September 27. Booster doses are authorized only for individuals who previously received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and are: 65 years of age and older 18 through 64 years of age and at high risk of severe COVID-19 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent… Read more →

Standard & Poor’s reaffirms strong credit rating for Mercy Cedar Rapids

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has reaffirmed Mercy Medical Center’s “A-” credit rating. The credit analysis factors the financial performance of Mercycare Service Corporation and related organizations, such as Mercy Care Management, Inc.; physician practices; and the Mercy Medical Center Foundation. The “A-” credit rating reflects Mercy’s improved financial performance for mid-fiscal year 2021.  The… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids earns 2020 Most Wired recognition once again

CEDAR RAPDIS, IA (Oct. 12, 2020) – Mercy Medical Center has, once again, been named one of healthcare’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2020 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired® Survey. This is the 13th time since 2006 that Mercy has received the Most Wired recognition.… Read more →

Full Operations Resume on Mercy Medical Center Campus

Power has been restored to Mercy Medical Center and the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. The hospital has resumed full operations and all hospital services are available. Patients with appointments on Thurs., Aug.13 and beyond should keep their appointments at the hospital. Staff members are still reaching out to patients whose appointments will need to be rescheduled… 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 →