For St. Luke's Medical Staff
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Letter of Intent for Open Heart Surgery
Ted Townsend, President & CEO
As you may have heard, Mercy Medical Center has filed an application to initiate an open heart surgery
program in Cedar Rapids. The hearing will be held on February 24, 2016.
We are disappointed by Mercy's decision to pursue a CON for open heart surgery. With open heart
surgery volumes declining nationally and the demonstrated linkage between volume and patient outcomes in open heart surgery programs, we believe St. Luke's should remain the only hospital in the community to perform this complex and high risk surgery.
Over the last four decades, St. Luke's has developed a cardiac surgery program that has been nationally
recognized for fewer complications, better outcomes and higher survival rates than its peers nationwide.
We attribute this national stature to our cardiovascular surgeons at Physicians' Clinic of Iowa (PCI), our
highly experienced open heart surgical team and the many other members of our team who care for these
patients. Maintaining this level of expertise requires commitment, dedication and a desire to be the best in the nation. Our patients deserve this commitment. Read the rest of the article and more in this month's Images for Physicians.
UnityPoint Clinic has established a Pediatric Endocrinology Outreach Clinic the second Thursday of each month at 855 A Avenue, NE in Cedar Rapids. Dan Sleiter, ARNP, CPNP, MSN with UnityPoint Health - Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines is the provider specialist who will see patients on the second Thursday of each month between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. To request an appointment complete the referral form
and fax to (515) 241-8911
Medical Staff Bylaws- Proposed new By Laws available below.
Click here to see the proposed final Medical Staff Bylaws. Click here to see the version with all of the comments included. If you have any questions or comments please send a note to Susan Weber in the Medical Staff Office or call her at 369-8035.
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