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Mercy Cedar Rapids is a Catholic healthcare system serving patients and families in eastern Iowa. In addition to Mercy Medical Center (its fully accredited, 424-licensed-bed hospital in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa), the system has an established network of specialty clinics, including MercyCare primary and urgent care clinics located throughout Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. Fortune/IBM Watson Health™ has named Mercy Medical Center among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals based on clinical, operational, financial and patient satisfaction data. Founded in 1900 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the sick and enhancing the health of the communities it serves. For more information, log on to www.mercycare.org, or follow Mercy on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.

The Mission of Mercy is to offer the highest quality health care with the best patient experience transforming the health in our community. Through our Values and Cultural Beliefs, Mercy Iowa City and its colleagues show incredible commitment to those same goals. Through strong practices in our Cardiovascular Services, Orthopedics, GI, Primary Care and our Emergency Department among others, Mercy Iowa City has a strong dedication to prioritizing the needs of our community and best serving them. Through these efforts during unprecedented times, we are proud to showcase what Mercy Iowa City has done and will continue to do for our community.


UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is a senior member of one of the nation’s most integrated health systems in the Midwest, UnityPoint Health. UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids consists of St. Luke’s Hospital, which has been nationally recognized seven times as a Top 100 Hospital in the nation, has formed partnerships with more than 194 health care providers, 33 physician clinics and 3,000 associates. UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is committed to providing programs and services to improve the health of individuals throughout Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities and works towards innovative advancements to deliver the Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time. Its centers of excellence include cardiac care, robotic surgery, obstetrics, neonatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, behavioral health, surgery, and trauma care.


University of Iowa Health Care is the state’s only comprehensive academic medical center, dedicated to providing world-class health care and health-related outreach services to all Iowans. Based in Iowa City, UI Health Care includes University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and University of Iowa Physicians, the state’s most comprehensive multi-specialty physician group practice. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is an 845-bed hospital that annually admits more than 36,000 patients for in-patient hospital care. In addition, in fiscal year 2019, we received nearly 56,000 emergency department visits. We also represent more than 200 outpatient clinics and care areas and accommodated more than 1 million clinic visits at our main campus and community and outreach clinics.


Interviews with Tim Charles, Sean Williams, Michelle Niermann