Dr. Melissa Kahler and Dr. Daniel VandenBosc cut the ribbon at an open house and ribbon cutting at the new UnityPoint Clinic -Westdale held June 10 at the new location, 4325 Williams Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. The new Westdale Clinic offers new services to the area including a Pediatric Clinic, X-ray (imaging services), laboratory services and Therapy Plus. Survivors walk a lap at the Benton County Relay for Life held June  9 at Benton Community High School in Van Horne. The event was held to raise money for the American Cancer Society. PHOTO / ANGELA HOLMES Mercy Iowa City and Steindler Orthopedic Clinic hosted several events March 6 to celebrate Mercy’s recognition by Healthgrades as the only hospital in Iowa to earn the Five-Star Orthopedics Surgery Excellence Award as well as Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2017, and one of only two hospitals in the state to be a Five-Star Recipient in Back and Neck Surgery in 2017. Shown, from left, are Katharine Mongoven, associate director quality services, Healthgrades; Dr. Brent Whited, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic; Dr. Benjamin MacLennan, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic; Cindy Penney, vice president patient care and CNO, Mercy Iowa City; and Jerry Forrester, president and CEO, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic. Photo / Mercy Iowa City A ribbon cutting and celebration of the new UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Shellsburg  clinic was held Feb. 28. Last May, the clinic’s lease was terminated at another location in Shellsburg, forcing the clinic to relocate to Vinton. Local contractor Greg Peacock built the new facility, where nurse practitioner Julie Hoffman (speaking) returns to Shellsburg to see patients. Photo / Angela Holmes 
Kaleigh Gilmore, Flora Cassiliano, Mindy Paulsen, Lorraine Bowans, Barbara Stein, Maggie Elliott (back) and Barbara Plakans, volunteers for the new nonprofit TRAIL of Johnson County, gather for training. The program, aimed at keeping senior citizens safely in their homes, will launch in April. SUBMITTED PHOTO PRAIRIE CLINIC OPENS
Mick Starcevich, president of Kirkwood Community College, holds the ceremonial pair of scissors with Tim Charles, Mercy president and CEO, at a ribbon cutting Jan. 24 at MercyCare Prairie Creek clinic in southwest Cedar Rapids. Also present at the ceremony were representatives of MercyCare Community Physicians and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. Photo / Mercy Medical Center 
GOVERNMENT PLAN REVIEW James Levett, cardiothoracic surgeon at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and health care quality and process management expert, recently returned to Cedar Rapids from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Tasked with analyzing and evaluating UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s government excellence plan, Dr. Levett joined other professionals for an intensive two-week onsite review. Shown here, from left, are Don Lighter, professor at the University of Tennessee; John Pascoe, expert government policy consultant of Vancouver, Canada; Dr. Levett; and Bo Bergman, professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo / Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa DAISY AWARD UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital nurse Brenda Keller recently received a Daisy award, a national honor, which was created by The DAISY Foundation to recognize the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses every day. Photo/UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s DAISY AWARD UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital nurse Cindy Pospisil recently received a Daisy award, a national honor, which was created by The DAISY Foundation to recognize the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses every day. Photo/UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s AFFILIATION AGREEMENT
AbbeHealth officially became an affiliate of UnityPoint Health-Cedar Rapids on Jan. 1. This alignment will coordinate patients' medical, behavioral health and aging services. Signing the agreement, from left, were Sally Gray, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids board chair; Ted Townsend, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids president and CEO; Trish Ellison, AbbeHealth board of directors chair; and Dan Strellner, AbbeHealth president.
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Mercy Iowa City and Steindler Orthopedic Clinic hosted several events March 6 to celebrate Mercy’s recognition by Healthgrades as the only hospital in Iowa to earn the Five-Star Orthopedics Surgery Excellence Award as well as Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2017, and one of only two hospitals in the state to be a Five-Star Recipient in Back and Neck Surgery in 2017. Shown, from left, are Katharine Mongoven, associate director quality services, Healthgrades; Dr. Brent Whited, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic; Dr. Benjamin MacLennan, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic; Cindy Penney, vice president patient care and CNO, Mercy Iowa City; and Jerry Forrester, president and CEO, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic. Photo / Mercy Iowa City
Dr. Melissa Kahler and Dr. Daniel VandenBosc cut the ribbon at an open house and ribbon cutting at the new UnityPoint Clinic -Westdale held June 10 at the new location, 4325 Williams Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. The new Westdale Clinic offers new services to the area including a Pediatric Clinic, X-ray (imaging services), laboratory services and Therapy Plus. Survivors walk a lap at the Benton County Relay for Life held June  9 at Benton Community High School in Van Horne. The event was held to raise money for the American Cancer Society. PHOTO / ANGELA HOLMES
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Dr. Melissa Kahler and Dr. Daniel VandenBosc cut the ribbon at an open house and ribbon cutting at the new UnityPoint Clinic -Westdale held June 10 at the new location, 4325 Williams Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. The new Westdale Clinic offers new services to the area including a Pediatric Clinic, X-ray (imaging services), laboratory services and Therapy Plus.
Steve Baumert, president and CEO of Methodist Jennie Edmundson in Council Bluff; Tim Charles, president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids; Kirk Norris, president and CEO of the Iowa Hospital Association; Cindy Man, partner of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; and Ted Townsend, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Cedar Rapids, discussion the American Health Care Act at press conference June 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cedar Rapids.  PHOTO / ANGELA HOLMES Representatives from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics held a ribbon cutting May 24 at the new Ronald McDonald Family Room at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. PHOTO / RMHEIWI The Mercy Hospital Foundation awarded 10 Health Careers Scholarships of $1,000 each, renewable for up to four years at a reception held April 26. Seated, from left, are Paige Gallagher, Solon High School; Maggie Dahlstrom, West High School; Kyrsten Ulin, Solon High School; and Sara Burlage, Regina High School. Standing, from left, are Margaret Reese, president, Mercy Hospital Foundation; Lauren Helle, -Clear Creek Amana High School; Anna Stenberg, Benton Community High School; Melissa Locey, Wilton High School; Claire Bridges, West Branch High School; Jessica Heims, Cedar Rapids Prairie High School; Cindy Penney, vice president of patient care Services and chief nursing officer; and Dawn Kueny, education manager. Missing from the photo is McKenna McCreedy, Clear Creek Amana High School. Coralville-based MediRevv presented a $10,000 gift as part of its 10th
 anniversary initiative to The Bird House (Hospice Home of Johnson County) at the 2n0d
 Annual Bird Bash held April 20 at Big Grove Iowa City. From left are Carol Tippe, home coordinator of The Bird House; MediRevv Human Resources Director Nicki Brick; and MediRevv CEO Chris Klitgaard. PHOTO / MEDIREVV
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The Mercy Hospital Foundation awarded 10 Health Careers Scholarships of $1,000 each, renewable for up to four years at a reception held April 26. Seated, from left, are Paige Gallagher, Solon High School; Maggie Dahlstrom, West High School; Kyrsten Ulin, Solon High School; and Sara Burlage, Regina High School. Standing, from left, are Margaret Reese, president, Mercy Hospital Foundation; Lauren Helle, -Clear Creek Amana High School; Anna Stenberg, Benton Community High School; Melissa Locey, Wilton High School; Claire Bridges, West Branch High School; Jessica Heims, Cedar Rapids Prairie High School; Cindy Penney, vice president of patient care Services and chief nursing officer; and Dawn Kueny, education manager. Missing from the photo is McKenna McCreedy, Clear Creek Amana High School.
Mercy Iowa City and Steindler Orthopedic Clinic hosted several events March 6 to celebrate Mercy’s recognition by Healthgrades as the only hospital in Iowa to earn the Five-Star Orthopedics Surgery Excellence Award as well as Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2017, and one of only two hospitals in the state to be a Five-Star Recipient in Back and Neck Surgery in 2017. Shown, from left, are Katharine Mongoven, associate director quality services, Healthgrades; Dr. Brent Whited, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic; Dr. Benjamin MacLennan, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic; Cindy Penney, vice president patient care and CNO, Mercy Iowa City; and Jerry Forrester, president and CEO, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic. Photo / Mercy Iowa City A ribbon cutting and celebration of the new UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Shellsburg  clinic was held Feb. 28. Last May, the clinic’s lease was terminated at another location in Shellsburg, forcing the clinic to relocate to Vinton. Local contractor Greg Peacock built the new facility, where nurse practitioner Julie Hoffman (speaking) returns to Shellsburg to see patients. Photo / Angela Holmes 
Kaleigh Gilmore, Flora Cassiliano, Mindy Paulsen, Lorraine Bowans, Barbara Stein, Maggie Elliott (back) and Barbara Plakans, volunteers for the new nonprofit TRAIL of Johnson County, gather for training. The program, aimed at keeping senior citizens safely in their homes, will launch in April. SUBMITTED PHOTO PRAIRIE CLINIC OPENS
Mick Starcevich, president of Kirkwood Community College, holds the ceremonial pair of scissors with Tim Charles, Mercy president and CEO, at a ribbon cutting Jan. 24 at MercyCare Prairie Creek clinic in southwest Cedar Rapids. Also present at the ceremony were representatives of MercyCare Community Physicians and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. Photo / Mercy Medical Center 
GOVERNMENT PLAN REVIEW James Levett, cardiothoracic surgeon at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and health care quality and process management expert, recently returned to Cedar Rapids from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Tasked with analyzing and evaluating UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s government excellence plan, Dr. Levett joined other professionals for an intensive two-week onsite review. Shown here, from left, are Don Lighter, professor at the University of Tennessee; John Pascoe, expert government policy consultant of Vancouver, Canada; Dr. Levett; and Bo Bergman, professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo / Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa DAISY AWARD UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital nurse Brenda Keller recently received a Daisy award, a national honor, which was created by The DAISY Foundation to recognize the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses every day. Photo/UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s DAISY AWARD UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital nurse Cindy Pospisil recently received a Daisy award, a national honor, which was created by The DAISY Foundation to recognize the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses every day. Photo/UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s AFFILIATION AGREEMENT
AbbeHealth officially became an affiliate of UnityPoint Health-Cedar Rapids on Jan. 1. This alignment will coordinate patients' medical, behavioral health and aging services. Signing the agreement, from left, were Sally Gray, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids board chair; Ted Townsend, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids president and CEO; Trish Ellison, AbbeHealth board of directors chair; and Dan Strellner, AbbeHealth president.
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Mercy Iowa City and Steindler Orthopedic Clinic hosted several events March 6 to celebrate Mercy’s recognition by Healthgrades as the only hospital in Iowa to earn the Five-Star Orthopedics Surgery Excellence Award as well as Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2017, and one of only two hospitals in the state to be a Five-Star Recipient in Back and Neck Surgery in 2017. Shown, from left, are Katharine Mongoven, associate director quality services, Healthgrades; Dr. Brent Whited, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic; Dr. Benjamin MacLennan, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic; Cindy Penney, vice president patient care and CNO, Mercy Iowa City; and Jerry Forrester, president and CEO, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic. Photo / Mercy Iowa City

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