Mercy Cedar Rapids and Ryan Companies US, Inc. celebrated the groundbreaking of The Heart Center at Mercy, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The 72,000-square-foot building will merge cardiovascular services under one roof in a convenient and accessible setting for patients and caregivers.
As the designer and builder of The Heart Center at Mercy, Ryan translated Mercy’s vision of a heart center for the future into a cutting-edge design that integrates elements of health within a modern clinical setting. The building seamlessly blends into the surrounding community, while a skybridge connects the center to the main hospital. Plans for The Heart Center also include space for increased screenings and detection services, as well as community education spaces for CPR, defibrillator training and similar programming.
The facility was designed for vertical expansion, which can include the addition of electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization labs and surgical suites, which are presently housed in the main hospital.
Construction will begin this fall and is expected to be completed in mid-2023.