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Mercy Medical Center Begins Open Heart Surgery Program

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Nov. 9, 2017) – Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids successfully completed its first open heart surgery last week. A Marion man in his mid-60s underwent coronary artery bypass grafting at Mercy on Wednesday, Nov. 1.  The surgery was performed by Dr. C.C. Lee. Since obtaining approval by the State Health Facilities… Read more →

Mercy and Alliant Energy Join Forces to Promote the Power of Pink

Mercy Medical Center and Alliant Energy are joining forces to light the night pink on Thursday, Sept. 28. The Power of Pink event will, once again, mark the arrival of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October — with a lighting ceremony, fireworks and giveaways to promote awareness and early detection. The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center,… Read more →

“Especially For You” Race Against Breast Cancer Marks its 27th Year

The 27th annual Especially for You® (EFY) Race Against Breast Cancer is almost here!  To date, more than 13,000 people have registered to participate in the Oct. 1 race. The race supports the Especially for You fund, providing mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies and other breast-care and gynecological services to individuals in need.  Since 2008, more than… Read more →

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Announces Exploration of a New Facility in the Cedar Rapids MedQuarter

Cedar Rapids-based multi-specialty medical group Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa (PCI) announced today that they are exploring a second facility on the current PCI campus in the downtown Cedar Rapids Medical Quarter.

Revolving Loan Fund Supports MedQuarter Regional Medical District Growth

The MedQuarter Regional Medical District announces a partnership with the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) that offers low-interest loans to businesses within the District, or those interested in relocating to the District.

Locally Published Book Honors Contributions of Dr. Percy Harris & Family

Cedar Rapids, IA – A year-long, joint book project sponsored by UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids and Mercy Medical Center, aimed at honoring and preserving the legacy of long-time Cedar Rapids physician Dr. Percy Harris, is now available to the public. The locally published book, A Healing Presence in Our Community, outlines the history of… Read more →

MedQuarter Names First Director

The Cedar Rapids Medical District and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced today that Philip Wasta has been hired as the first Executive Director of the MedQuarter Regional Medical District. “The Commission unanimously selected Phil from a quality pool of candidates because we all believe he has the ability to very quickly jumpstart district… Read more →

Proposed Overlay District Ordinance

The MedQuarter’s award-winning Master Development Plan (MDP) provides a roadmap for the future of the medical district and serves as a guide for economic development decisions and physical improvements. One of the policy initiatives identified in the MDP was to create a comprehensive set of MedQuarter Design Standards & Guidelines to be adopted by the… Read more →

MedQuarter to hold Open House to gather input on Overlay District

An open house will be held from 4:30p.m. – 6:30p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26 for the community to provide input on a proposed Overlay District in the MedQuarter’s 55-square block medical district. The event will be held at First Lutheran Church, 1000 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids hosted by representatives of the Cedar Rapids Medical Self-Supported… Read more →

Mercy and Abbe Center Chosen to Guide National Health Improvements

Mercy Medical Center, in collaboration with Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, was selected as one of ten groups across the country to improve the health of their communities by participating in a three-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mercy and the Abbe Center, with the additional support of… Read more →