(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Mercy Cedar Rapids is planning an Emergency Department near its Marion clinic, at 3701 Katz Drive. It's expected to open in 2024. Mercy opened it's first off-site Emergency location in Hiawatha in 2020.
“Patient and public response to the Hiawatha location has been extremely positive,” said Timothy Quinn, MD, Mercy’s president & CEO. “Patient satisfaction scores for our Hiawatha ED are impressive, with nearly 90 percent of patients indicating they would recommend it to others. The greater Hiawatha community has also been tremendously supportive; people really love the convenience and service the location has provided, and our goal is to replicate that for other communities.”
Mercy officials say the new Marion ED location is the result of extensive consumer research and multi-year planning. The development is in response to the changes within the community and the need for more capacity.
“Healthcare is challenging us to continue to think differently about how and where patients want to receive care,” Dr. Quinn said. “This new ED location reflects our commitment to adjusting how we provide care based on what is best for the community. We’re being responsive to what patients are telling us they want for healthcare services. Marion is the perfect location for us to expand; the new ED location will provide easier access to a growing community with the major access points of highways 151 and 13 nearby.”
“We continue to see more ED patients than any other provider of emergency services in Linn County and building on that experience is exciting,” said Dr. Matthew Aucutt, medical director, Mercy Emergency Services. “We are pleased to provide a convenient, high-quality option for life-saving care for residents in and around Marion.”
The new Marion location will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and will offer on-site radiology and lab services. Like the Mercy Hiawatha ED, patients requiring additional hospital intervention will be transferred free of charge to Mercy’s downtown location.