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Providing Efficient Care with the Help of a Specialized App

Bedside caregivers on some units at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital have recently begun using Rover, an app from Epic, which is an electric health record software company. Rover empowers these St. Luke’s team members to reduce time spent documenting patient information at a computer and remain at the patient bedside by documenting care… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Heart Saver Program to Give Away AEDs and Stop the Bleed Kits

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has launched a Heart Saver Program to give away 50 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and 100 Stop the Bleed first aid kits. First responders, ambulance crews and nonprofit organizations in Benton, Jones and Linn counties are invited to apply for one or both items by submitting an online application… Read more →

Iowa Hospital Association honors UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital employees

The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) honored two UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital team members at its annual meeting, Carmen Kleinsmith and  Clif White. Carmen Kleinsmith Carmen Kleinsmith, MSN, RN, senior vice president and chief nurse executive  at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital was named the 2022 Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders’ (IONL) Outstanding Nurse Executive. The… Read more →

Students Help with UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Beautification Project

Lauren Kromminga was visiting a hospitalized co-worker several years ago at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital when she looked out the window and noted it was definitely not a room with a view. “Outside her window was a bare roof and a brick wall,” recalled Kromminga. “I thought this is probably not helping her… Read more →

American College of Cardiology recognizes UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” Publication

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has earned national recognition from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 “Best Hospitals” guidebook. ACC uses this publication to highlight hospitals and health systems that implement high standards in patient care and protocols to ensure best cardiovascular outcomes are delivered to every… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital receives national recognition for its commitment to providing high-quality stroke care

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital received the American Heart and Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award. The award recognizes St. Luke’s commitment and success in using the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke, Target Stroke and Target: Type… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital First in Cedar Rapids to Offer Robotic-Assisted Option for Lung Biopsy

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital is now offering patients a new, minimally invasive option for lung biopsies using a robot-assisted surgical tool. It allows physicians to obtain tissue samples from deep within the lung and potentially diagnose lung cancer earlier. St. Luke’s is the first hospital in Cedar Rapids with this robotic technology. The… Read more →

St. Luke’s Heart Care exceeds 400 TAVR procedures

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Heart Care team recently performed its 400th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The procedure is the most up-to-date technique used for replacing diseased or faulty aortic valves. It is performed via catheter, rather than open-heart surgery, which means it is more comfortable for patients and requires significantly less recovery… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Plans $25M Expansion of Heart and Vascular Services within the Nassif Heart Center

As part of its commitment as a leader in providing the most comprehensive and cutting-edge heart care to Eastern Iowans, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital is investing $25 million in expanding its Heart and Vascular services within the Nassif Heart Center to support the innovation and expertise of the largest group of cardiovascular providers… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2022. St. Luke’s is one of only 240 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes St. Luke’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart… Read more →