About the Organization
For 115 years, Mercy Medical Center has delivered The Mercy Touch to its patients by partnering the latest technology with compassionate and high-quality health care. Mercy is a fully-accredited 445 licensed-bed regional hospital based in Cedar Rapids, IA. Founded in 1900 by the Sisters of Mercy, today it offers a wide range of patient-centered services, including world-class cancer care at the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. As a Level III Trauma facility, our Emergency Department is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology to handle the most serious of healthcare emergencies and is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Other strengths include surgical services, critical care services, women's services, obstetrics and multiple services for the prevention and management of chronic conditions. Mercy has the most advanced private patient suites in the eastern Iowa Corridor. The Mercy system also includes an established network of primary and urgent care clinics located throughout Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities.
About the Community
Located just 70 miles from the Mississippi River in Eastern Iowa, Cedar Rapids is positioned conveniently and centrally between six of the Midwest's major metropolitan areas: Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha, and St. Louis.
The Cedar Rapids area - considered to be Eastern Iowa's hub - is located on Interstate 380 and U.S. Highways 30, 151 and 218.
With more than $1 billion spent for downtown revitalization, there's an exciting energy in Cedar Rapids. Were watching as historic cultural venues are renovated, unique restaurants and modern spaces emerge, and neighborhoods are renewed.
From the renovated historical Paramount Theatre; to new fine dining at Cobble Hill, Popoli Ristorante and White Star Ale House; and Cedar Rapids was voted one of America's Best Cities on the Rise.
As the true heart of Eastern Iowa, our 2014 All-America City has world-class arts and culture, family-friendly festivals throughout the year, an ever-growing shopping scene, fabulous restaurants, award-winning wineries and breweries, and endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
In addition to our many amenities, Cedar Rapids is also
The largest corn-processing city in the world
The second largest producer of wind energy in the United States
One of the leading manufacturing regions in the United States
One of the leading bio-processing and food ingredient centers in North America