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Mercy Cedar Rapids Installs Latest 3D Breast Specimen Imaging Technology

Mercy Medical Center has installed new 3D specimen imaging technology – the MOZART® Specimen Tomosynthesis System – to help breast cancer surgeons identify tumors more easily during lumpectomy procedures. The system has also been shown to dramatically decrease the need for second surgeries to remove lingering cancer cells following a lumpectomy. Mercy is the only facility using… Read more →

Hall-Perrine Cancer Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary & Cancer Survivors Day

Mercy’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center is marking its 10th  anniversary this summer. The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center opened in 2012, continuing Mercy’s legacy of providing cancer care to the community since 1956, when the first linear accelerator was gifted to Mercy by Howard Hall. Later, in 1977, a floor was established within Mercy to provide inpatient oncology… Read more →

Mercy Receives Grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity

Mercy Medical Center has received a $19,000 grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity. The grant will fund items for Mercy’s Birthplace and NICU, including an IntelliVue X3 Patient Monitor and two GE Bilirubin Spot Lites. The Variety grant will support patient care in the following ways: The IntelliVue X3 Patient Monitor is state-of-the-art technology… Read more →

Mercy Names New President and CEO

The Board of Trustees at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has selected Timothy Quinn, MD, as its next President & CEO, effective January 1, 2023. Dr. Quinn will replace Timothy Charles, who earlier this year announced his planned retirement for December 31, 2022. Dr. Quinn’s selection was a result of the Mercy Board of… Read more →

Mercy Endoscopy Unit Recognized for Quality & Safety

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), has recognized the endoscopy unit at Mercy Cedar Rapids as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy.  The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy by meeting the program’s rigorous criteria… Read more →

Hall-Perrine Cancer Center Accredited by American College of Radiation Oncology

Mercy Medical Center’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center has received full accreditation from the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). ACRO accreditation is a voluntary process in which professional peers identify standards indicative of a quality practice and an audit is conducted to ensure that the standards are followed. During an on-site inspection at Mercy, the professional… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids’ Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Receives Top Performer Award

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) at Mercy Cedar Rapids was recently awarded the Uniform Data System (UDS) for Medical Rehabilitation Top Performer Award in recognition of its outstanding rehabilitation program performance. UDS maintains the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes. “We strive to take excellent care of our patients and we have good outcomes,”… Read more →

Mercy Revises Masking Policy

Mercy Medical Center is revising its masking policy as the community continues to see lower levels of COVID transmission. Effective Monday, April 25, masks will be optional for most patients, visitors, and staff in non-patient care areas in all Mercy and MercyCare facilities. However, all employees, providers, travelers, volunteers and students are still required to… Read more →

Cedar Rapids hospitals see rise in COVID-19 admissions

After seeing a slow decline in COVID-19 admissions since mid-October, Cedar Rapids hospitals Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center are now seeing a marked increase in COVID-19 admissions. Currently, Mercy is treating 32 hospitalized COVID-19 patients; 27 of those are unvaccinated and five are vaccinated; only one of them has… Read more →

Mercy Cedar Rapids named one of nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune & IBM Watson Health

Mercy Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s top-performing hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health. The annual Fortune/IBM 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study recognizes leading hospitals that treat a broad range of cardiology patients. The Top 50 selected hospitals are listed in three categories: teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residencies, which is Mercy’s… Read more →