generate @ UnityPoint Health

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital - Cedar Rapids

The future of healthcare is for those who make.

UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids partners with MakerHealth, a Boston-based company, to power generate @ UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, an open access medical technology and learning lab. At generate, hospital and clinic team members, patients and community partners are empowered through access to cutting-edge tools and materials. These resources enable them to seamlessly translate their ideas into functional prototypes.



Inspiring the future of health care, one prototype at a time.

The lab is staffed by a team of highly skilled professionals, including a biomedical engineer and nurse, who are responsible for providing hands-on training and mentorship to makers of all experience levels. generate plays a vital role in shaping the future of health care by serving as a hub for innovation, driving advancements and pushing the limits of medical technology.

In addition to generate @ UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, there are two generate satellite labs with medical fabrication resources at Witwer Children's Therapy locations in Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha.

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Made Possible Thanks to St. Luke's Foundation

The MakerNurse space at St. Luke's is possible thanks to philanthropy. St. Luke's Foundation received a $500,000 gift from the estate of Viola Reth, a former St. Luke's nurse and teacher who passed away in 2017 at the age of 92.

"We felt the MakerNurse (generate) project was just the right blend of education and nursing, both of which were important to Viola," said Mary Klinger, St. Luke's Foundation president. "We believe this innovative project is a perfect way to honor Viola and her legacy. Her generous gift makes this project possible."

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