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Who is responsible for oversight and administration of the MedQuarter?

The Cedar Rapids MedQuarter is a self-supported municipal improvement district (SSMID) and it is governed by a commission that is appointed by the mayor and City Council. Learn more about the MedQuarter SSMID Commission here.

What medical and business services exist within the Cedar Rapids MedQuarter?

Visit the Cedar Rapids MedQuarter directories or our Plan Your Visit page to find services within the district: Business Directory Medical Directory Plan Your Visit

What are the boundaries of the Cedar Rapids MedQuarter?

Click here to view a map of the Cedar Rapids MedQuarter.

How does Cedar Rapids benefit from the MedQuarter?

The location of major medical facilities, such as Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, UnityPoint Health ─ St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center, within the MedQuarter leads to better coordinated care for patients and doctors alike. The MedQ helps Cedar Rapids meet the changes in the U.S. healthcare system for better coordination and integration of patient… Read more →

What does the MedQuarter Regional Medical District do?

It’s where healthcare needs ─ ranging from family medicine to cancer and diabetes treatment, to preventive cancer screenings, eye exams and a variety of surgical procedures ─ are met. In addition, the MedQ functions as a catalyst for business growth by attracting new investment to Cedar Rapids. In the area surrounding Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint… Read more →

Why did Cedar Rapids create the MedQuarter?

To bring the medical services scattered throughout Cedar Rapids to one medical destination, and to provide a framework for reinvestment and revitalization of downtown Cedar Rapids. In 2007, the Vision Cedar Rapids Downtown Framework Plan provided a roadmap for future community development. This plan focused on unique districts, one of which was a medical district.… Read more →

What is the Cedar Rapids MedQuarter?

The MedQuarter is a community revitalization partnership that promotes a dynamic urban medical community to improve quality of life and advocate for new businesses and jobs within a defined 55-block medical district. The Cedar Rapids MedQuarter includes Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and over 100 more healthcare… Read more →