At St. Luke's Hospital, our top priority is you — it's putting you in the center of everything we do. We understand who you turn to for healthcare is a choice. That's why we want to thank you for choosing us. Through our shared mission, vision and values, we show the people and communities we serve how much they matter.
Superior Health Care
What makes a superior healthcare experience? When a hospital combines the best technology, innovation and personal expertise, all the while putting you first. We do just that. We are proud of our many accomplishments and the quality healthcare we provide. In addition, Cedar Rapids was recognized nationally for providing high-quality healthcare at a low cost. We are also located in the MedQuarter, close to the PCI Medical Pavilion.
Supporting Our Community
St. Luke's has been a committed and involved member of the Cedar Rapids community since its founding more than 140 years ago. Part of that commitment is providing financial assistance to the underinsured and uninsured. We also offer a number of services to help our community live thriving, healthy lives. As a member of the MedQuarter, we support the vision of having a central location for quality healthcare and services.
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Hours & Location Details
Services Offered at St. Luke's Hospital
As the area's nationally recognized leader in heart care, St. Luke's offers a full range of cardiovascular services, from prevention through treatment, performing more advanced heart procedures and treating more heart patients than any other hospital in Cedar Rapids.
- Diagnostic Procedures
- Open Heart Surgery
- Heart & Vascular Treatments
For more information, call St. Luke's Heart & Lung Surgery at (319) 362-5118.
St. Luke's Heart Clinics
St. Luke's cardiologists and trained staff travel to more communities in eastern Iowa than any other hospital in the area to bring heart care consultation and cardiac diagnostic services to you, so there's no need to travel. See clinic locations.
For more information, call St. Luke's Heart Care Clinic at (319) 364-7101.
You deserve the very best for you and your baby. Our comprehensive OB/GYN services provide individualized care, support and education throughout pregnancy, delivery, recovery and the many stages of life. Our trusted team of professionals includes family practice physicians, obstetricians, nurses and support staff. We respect your individual needs and goals, promote family-centered care and offer the resources you need to prepare for your growing family.
Pre-register Your Delivery
There's no need for added stress at the hospital. Pre-register online and take care of the paperwork before the contractions start by providing your contact, mailing and insurance information.
When you have a medical emergency, every minute counts. Call 911 and tell first responders to take you to St. Luke's. Our Emergency Room is open 24/7. We offer the most experienced hospital ER team in Cedar Rapids, who are specially trained to respond rapidly, appropriately and efficiently to any health care emergency.
At St. Luke's, our imaging technologies include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), interventional/vascular lab, mammography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and X-ray. These tools play a critical role in patient diagnosis. Medical imaging is also used extensively for post-treatment assessment.
St. Luke's medical imaging team is the only facility in the state of Iowa to achieve the American College of Radiology's Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) designation and provides patients with the highest levels of imaging quality, safety and care.
You can schedule your appointment at MedLabs in one of three ways:
- Text "Schedule" to your preferred location listed below
- Call (319) 368-5650
- Schedule online at one of our four locations:
- Downtown *Recommended location for transplant and immunocompromised patients.
Once your appointment is made, you will receive a confirmation via text. Upon arrival, text the word "Arrived" to the phone number of your location, and when the lab is ready for you, you'll receive a text or phone call with screening questions and an invitation to come into the lab.
To reach MedLabs customer service, call (319) 368-5650, Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mental Health Hospital Services
There are occasions when our best recommendation and course of action for a person's mental health is to admit them to the hospital for more focused, intensive treatment. For those situations, St. Luke's has three units dedicated to mental health treatment - for children and adolescents, adults and older adult patients.
This secure center provides treatment for children (ages 6-12) and adolescents (ages 13-18). Both programs are family-centered and designed to help children and adolescents who have serious behavioral problems, emotional disorders or adjustment difficulties. Our focus is to empower families, manage behavior and teach new skills.
This secure unit provides a highly structured and protective environment for adult patients suffering from acute emotional crisis and who require frequent monitoring and supportive attention.
Older Adult Unit
This secure center creates a highly structured, protective environment for older adults who are experiencing either acute episodes of mental illness or dementia.
St. Luke's partial hospitalization program provides day services for patients with emotional difficulties and/or mental illnesses. It's designed to help with the transition from the hospital to home, or to avoid hospitalization altogether. Individuals learn how to deal with problems by solving them together in groups, practicing their plan of action through role-playing, going home to follow through and returning the next day to share their success or make a new plan of action.
Some of the group settings individuals participate in include:
- Group therapy
- Goal setting group
- Coping skills group
- Assertiveness group
- Leisure education group
- Weekend planning and weekend groups
In addition, our visiting nurse program allows individuals with emotional problems and/or mental illness to live successfully within the community with the help of home and/or community-based visitation by qualified nursing staff. To make a referral please call (319) 369-8176.
Breast & Bone Health
For women, and men too, breast and bone health are major factors in your overall health. St. Luke's Breast and Bone Health is dedicated to providing you with professional, personalized care for all your breast and bone health needs.
Individuals with osteoporosis have a higher risk of fractures of the hip, vertebrae and wrist, among others health factors. At St. Luke's, we believe it's important for women to understand their risk for osteoporosis and what can be done to prevent or slow the process of this disease.
It is estimated that 10 million people in the U.S. (including 8 million women) have osteoporosis. What's more, almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures. Individuals with osteoporosis have a higher risk of fractures of the hip, vertebrae and wrist, among others health factors. At St. Luke's, we believe it's important for women to understand their risk for osteoporosis and what can be done to prevent or slow the process of this disease.
DXA Bone Density Screening is the industry gold standard for bone density testing. It is used to detect osteoporosis and other bone disorders. The information the screening provides helps you and your doctor make effective decisions about preventative steps and treatment options. St. Luke's offers DXA Bone Density Screenings at their office at PCI Medical Pavilion and also at their Marion Campus.
For more information, call (319) 369-7216.
Awards & Recognition
Hospital Quality Awards
St. Luke's Hospital is among the nation's Best Regional Hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report. St. Luke's is ranked third best hospital in Iowa in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 edition. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 31st year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
St. Luke's was ranked high performing in six adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip and knee replacement.
This designation is awarded based on the evaluation several quality measures, including the percentage of newborns that fall into the category of early elective delivery, an ongoing concern in the medical community. Compared with babies born 39 weeks or later, early term infants face higher risks of infant death and respiratory ailments such as respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia, and respiratory failure, among other conditions.
In addition, hospitals that receive a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designation agreed to meet requirements that align with principles that support evidence-based practices of care, as well as having initiated programs to promote successful breastfeeding, as described in the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative by Baby-Friendly USA or the Mother-Friendly Hospital program by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) through its "Ten Steps of Mother-Friendly Care." Learn more.
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Business Office (319) 369-7271
Cancer Care (319) 369-7874
Child Protection Center (319) 369-7908
Dental Health Center (319) 369-7730
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Family Health Center (319) 369-7397
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Cardiac Rehabilitation (319) 369-7736
Heart Care Services (319) 369-7318
Heart Check (319) 369-8909
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Children's Therapy Center (319) 369-8407
Occupational Therapy (319) 369-7491
Physical Therapy (319) 369-7491
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (319) 369-7331
Sports Medicine (319) 369-7333
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Women's & Children's Health
Birth Care Center (319) 369-7264
Birth Care Center Tours (319) 369-8129
Breast & Bone Health (319) 369-7216
Lactation Services (319) 369-8944
Newborn Intensive Care (319) 861-6800
Pediatrics (319) 861-6800
Women's & Children's Educational Services (319) 369-7166
Nursing school founded.
Cedar Rapids' first caesarean delivery.
• 1924: Medical staff organized, and St. Luke's recognized as a "standardized" hospital by the American College of Surgeons
• 1925: Cornerstone laid for west wing
• 1944: School of X-ray Technology started
• 1948: Women's Auxiliary organized
• 1951: St. Luke's main hospital expansion completed
• 1960: Intensive Care Unit opened and east wing completed
• 1966: St. Luke's Cardiac Care Unit began operation
• 1972: St Luke's and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics established Iowa's only emergency medicine residency program; Family Practice Residency program initiated; First total joint replacement performed at a Cedar Rapids hospital
• 1977: Newborn Intensive Care Unit opened
• 1978: First open-heart surgery performed at a Cedar Rapids hospital
1981 – Lifeguard air ambulance program arrived
1983 – SurgiCare for outpatient surgery opened; Birth Care Center established; First cardiac rehabilitation facility in eastern Iowa opened
• 1994: St. Luke's joined UnityPoint Health
• 1995: First Cedar Rapids hospital to put in cardiac stents
• 1998: Surgery Center Cedar Rapids opened
• 2000: Nassif Heart Center opened
• 2001: Helen G. Nassif Center for Women's & Children's Health opened; St. Luke's recognized as a Top 100 Stroke Hospital
• 2004: St. Luke's named a Top 100 Hospital, Top 50 Heart Hospital
• 2005: First robot-assisted surgery performed at a Cedar Rapids hospital; Named a Top 100 Hospital for second consecutive year
• 2006: First hospital in Iowa to receive the CARF Inpatient Stroke Specialty Program accreditation; 10,000 open-heart surgeries performed at St. Luke's; First hospitalist program in Cedar Rapids began at St. Luke's
• 2007: First in Iowa to install SOMATOM Definition CT scanner; St. Luke's new Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation unit opened; Named a Press Ganey Success Story Award Winner for patient satisfaction; Named a Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital
• 2008: Helen G. Nassif Pavilion opened; First pediatric hospitalist program in Cedar Rapids began at St. Luke's; First hospital in Iowa to acquire the Robotic Catheter System to treat heart rhythm disorders; St. Luke's Children's Campus in Hiawatha opened; Named a Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital
• 2009: St. Luke's opened new Emergency Department; St. Luke's Marion Campus opened; Awarded Magnet status by the ANCC; Named a Top 100 hospital for the third time
• 2010: Designated a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement; Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers; Received Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association; Press Ganey Top Improver Award for patient satisfaction; St. Luke's Cancer Care earns Commission on Cancer designation; IRPE Gold Award - First hospital in state to achieve gold level
• 2011: Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center opened; U.S. News and World Report names St. Luke's a high-performing hospital
• 2012: Named a Top 100 hospital for the fourth time; Named a Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital
• 2013: Named a Top 100 hospital for the fifth time
• 2014: Achieved Magnet recognition for the second time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), signifying successful implementation of the national Magnet standards for nursing excellence; Mayo Clinic Care Network member
• 2015: Named a Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital for the 5th time; Heart & Vascular Institute formed; Member of the American Joint Replacement Registry
• 2016: Named a Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital for the sixth time
• 2017: Becker's Hospital Review Top 100 hospital for the fourth time
• 2018: Magnet designation received for third time
• 2019: St. Luke's receives American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation; CMS 5-star rating achieved; Top 100 hospital for the 8th time
• 2020: Pediatric Cardiology Earns Pediatric Echocardiography Accreditation by IAC