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Published on June 05, 2013

Cedar Rapids Heart Center joins Mercy
as Mercy Cardiology Clinic

Effective June 1, Mercy Medical Center assumed ownership and operations of Cedar Rapids Heart Center, an existing cardiology practice located in the 8th & 8th Medical Office Building on the Mercy campus. The practice will operate as Mercy Cardiology Clinic with the same physician team and staff, and at its current location.

This announcement comes after many months of careful planning and discussion about how Mercy can better integrate and advance cardiac services for the community.

The providers joining Mercy’s staff include Cam Campbell, MD, FACC; Nicholas Hodgman, MD, FACC; Dave Glassman, MD; as well as allied health providers Rhonda Bridgewater, ARNP; Jennifer Lee, MSN, ARNP; and Anne Nugent, ARNP. The providers will maintain their existing privileges at both Mercy and St. Luke’s to ensure Mercy can support the care of patients wherever they go. 

Since opening their doors in Cedar Rapids in 2007, Cedar Rapids Heart Center has built a strong cardiology practice based on fundamental principles and forged a successful partnership with Mercy through numerous initiatives.

“We are excited about the evolution of this cardiology practice that allows us to build on what has already been a very effective collaboration,” said Tim Charles, president and CEO at Mercy. “By working together, Mercy and Cedar Rapids Heart Center have developed award-winning, high-quality cardiology services.”

In fact, Mercy was recently rated #1 in Linn County for medical excellence in cardiac care.

“Patients will find this change offers benefits including enhanced integration and an additional level of continuity, with an expanded level of care and cardiac interventions, should patients need them,” said Dr. Cam Campbell, medical director of cardiovascular services at Mercy and  cardiologist with Cedar Rapids Heart Center.

As an additional benefit to patients, the cardiologists and the hospital along with MercyCare Community Physicians will now coordinate care through Epic; a single, shared electronic health record. This will be the area’s first comprehensive, coordinated medical record providing patients with seamless care between doctors and the hospital.

Mercy Cardiology Clinic is accepting new and transferring patients. The clinic can be reached at the same phone number as before, (319) 832-2328.   

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