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Posted on November 20, 2017 UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids to build skilled nursing facility

UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids is expanding its footprint on the northeast side of Cedar Rapids near Council Street and Tower Terrace by building a new skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.
The new 46,420-square-foot s... Read More

Posted on November 20, 2017 Urgent Care opens today at Mercy’s Hiawatha Medical Park

MercyCare Community Physicians' new Hiawatha Urgent Care clinic opened Nov. 20 at Hiawatha Medical Park.
The new Urgent Care clinic is located on the first floor of the three-story, 60,000-square-foot medical facility at 1195 B... Read More

Posted on November 20, 2017 Mercy Iowa City named in 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Mercy Iowa City was named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, the only one in Iowa, in a report released this month by IBM Watson Health. The annual study, conducted by Truven Health Analytics, now part of IBM Watson Health, id... Read More

Posted on November 20, 2017 Betsy Rippentrop | Psychology and Yoga

Dr. Betsy Rippentrop earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology and is the owner of Heartland Yoga in Iowa City, where she also maintains a private psychology practice. Find more at or Read More

Posted on November 20, 2017 Hospital chefs share favorite soup recipes

Soup can be a great meal at any time of year, but especially when winter winds begin to blow. Area hospital chefs have offered some of their best healthy soup recipes to keep you and your family warm this season. MAPLE GLAZED BUTTERN... Read More

Posted on November 20, 2017 Executive Workout: Lon Pluckhahn

Marion City Manager Lon Pluckhahn, 48, was about to kick off a health initiative several years ago when he realized how important it was to lead by example. Overweight as a youngster, he had become fit in college as he regularly worked out playing... Read More

Posted on November 20, 2017 Youth learn early about lifelong healthy habits

Eight-year-old Sophie Bergman’s hand shoots up to answer a question about inner beauty. “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” she said, adding that it’s more important to be “nice on the inside.” The bubbly Horn Elementary third-grader is among... Read More

Posted on November 18, 2017 Mercy Iowa City joins larger system to continue high-quality care

By Shane Cerone | Guest Column As the health care debate continues to rage, the complexities of the industry and the challenges of paying for it are daily topics of national conversation. The rising cost of health care is a problem that conf... Read More

Posted on November 18, 2017 Third dose of MMR vaccine slows mumps outbreak

By Dave Koch | Guest Column When Johnson County experienced a large mumps outbreak associated with the University of Iowa from July 2015-May 2016, a partnership between several organizations helped control it. The University of Iowa requires... Read More

Posted on November 6, 2017 UI Health Care reports nearly $270M in 2016 community benefits

University of Iowa Health Care provided $269,035,216 in community benefits in 2016, according to the most recent community benefits report released by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). UI Health Care has provided programs, services and activ... Read More

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