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Flu vaccines offered

St. Luke’s will offer flu vaccinations to associates and practitioners at no cost in the old 5 West nurse’s station area beginning in late October and November due to a delay in our vaccine shipment. The dates will be posted in the physician lounges. CMS requires hospitals to monitor and report summary counts of influenza vaccinations.

To comply with this regulation, we ask all practitioners to submit proof of vaccination. If you elect to receive the vaccine at our clinic it will be recorded for you. If you receive your vaccine elsewhere please complete the form enclosed in the Doctor’s Mailbox and return it to the St. Luke’s Medical Staff office.  
Contact Lori Townsend (319) 369-7886 or Jolene Ott (319) 369-8417 with questions. 


St. Luke’s Livings Centers Open House

Tues., Oct. 7 - 4 - 6 p.m.
Tour begins at St. Luke’s Living Centers East  
1220 5th Ave SE  |  Cedar Rapids

Join us for St. Luke’s Living Centers Open House. Meet and visit with staff and providers, learn more during a presentation from our providers, tour the facilities and enjoy refreshments. RSVP by calling (319) 366-8701.


Diabetes and Kidney Center Open House

On Monday, Sept. 29 UnityPoint Clinic Multi-Specialty Endocrinology and Nephrology providers and Health Promotion opened at their new location at UnityPoint Clinic Diabetes and Kidney Center. Join us at an open house to tour the new facility, meet with providers and learn more about services.

Wed., Oct. 15 - 4 - 6 p.m. (4:15 p.m. Ribbon cutting)
Diabetes and Kidney Center - 1002 4th Ave. SE

Read more in the October issue of Images for Physicians.


Pediatric Endocrinology care now available

UnityPoint Clinic – Pediatrics - Cedar Rapids has established a Pediatric Endocrinology Outreach Clinic. Dan Sleiter MSN, ARNP, CPNP with UnityPoint Health - Blank Children’s Endocrinology in Des Moines is a specialist who will see patients the second Thursday of each month between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Sleiter has been a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology for more than 12 years. His clinical interests include children and adolescents with diabetes, thyroid disease, precocious and delayed puberty and disorders of growth. For more information, call (319) 368-9301.

To schedule an appointment, call (515) 241-6500 or fax the referral form to (515) 241-8911.

Read  more in the August issue of Image's for Physicians.


2013 Annual report 

On behalf of the dedicated team of physicians, nurses, support staff and patients working with St. Luke’s Cancer Care, we are proud to share our 2013 accomplishments and milestones with you. 2013 was an exciting year with quality outcomes that exceed national calibers and continued growth in our collaboration with community providers and the Helen. G. Nassif  Community Cancer Center. Within our 2013 Cancer Care Annual Report you'll learn more about how we continue to live our mission of providing compassionate, quality, comprehensive care for our patients and their families. We thank you for your continued support of St. Luke’s Cancer Care. Your support allows us to be a leader in cancer care offering patients the care they need throughout their entire cancer journey.


2013 Provider & Resource Directory

Please find attached a link to our online Provider & Resource Directory. We are currently printing a limited run of paper copies which will soon be distributed. Please also bookmark this online link for easy reference.


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.

We are constantly updating our Area Physicians database. Please take a minute to make sure your information is accurate. If you'd like to update your photo, please contact the communications office at 369-7755.