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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 →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Chief Medical Officer Elected President-Elect of Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dustin Arnold was recently elected President-Elect of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. Elections were held during the 123rd Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association’s (IOMA) Annual Conference, which was recently held in Des Moines. Dr. Arnold is a 1996 graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic… Read more →

St. Luke’s Hospital Offering New Prostate Cancer Imaging Agent

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Imaging/Nuclear Medicine Department is now offering the recent FDA approved prostate cancer imaging agent, Illuccix injection. According to a news release, this new PET/CT imaging agent can aid clinicians in determining extent of disease in men with prostate cancer. St. Luke’s team imaged its first patient using the agent… Read more →

St. Luke’s innovation lab creates gaming keyboard for spinal care patient

Lotus Friedman, a 13-year-old hospitalized at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids after sustaining an acute spinal cord injury, is finally able to play video games since a skiing accident in January caused her to be paralyzed from the waist down. While treating her injuries, a St. Luke’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation… Read more →

Upcoming changes to UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center visitor guidelines – effective March 28

St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Cedar Rapids are adjusting visitor guidelines for hospitalized patients. The changes will take effect Mon., March 28. Hospitalized patients may have four visitors (updated from two) at a time. Exceptions are as follows: At UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital: Emergency Room (ER), Behavioral Health and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation… Read more →

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital to Unveil Public Art for Healthy Hearts

Caring for hearts has been a focus at St. Luke’s since 1978 when the hospital’s open heart surgery program began. Since then, St. Luke’s has built a legacy as Cedar Rapids’ Heart Hospital treating more heart patients than any other hospital in Cedar Rapids and performing the most advanced heart procedures locally. In advance of… 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 →