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Juneteenth Food Truck Celebration at St. Luke’s Center for Women’s and Children’s Health

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States.… Read more →

UnityPoint is Extending Its Visitor Policy

Effective June 28, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital will implement changes to its visitor policy as the community recovers from the pandemic and vaccination rates continues to increase. St. Luke’s visiting hours will be extended from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Hospital visitors are limited to two visitors per patient,… Read more →

Bubble Walk for Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is hosting a Bubble Walk June 19 to build awareness for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Join the free walk June 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to start and end at Woman & Children’s Pavilion of UnityPoint… Read more →

UnityPoint Health Performs New Stroke Risk Procedure

The heart team at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital performed the first WATCHMAN FLX Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) implant last week in Cedar Rapids. The device implant reduces stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, acting as an alternative to the lifelong use of blood thinners for people with atrial fibrillation not caused… Read more →

St. Luke’s Acquires Major Advancement in Imaging Technology for Surgical Patients

St. Luke’s Hospital has made a $3 million investment in new surgical imaging technology for patients who have reconstructive, gynecological, urological, gastroenterological, and other surgeries. This device can even be used on patients who have frostbite to see how deep it affected the tissue. The use of this new technology can help surgeons make decisions… Read more →