Mercy Cedar Rapids recently broke ground on The Heart Center at Mercy, a 72,000-square-foot building located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that will merge cardiovascular services under one roofin a convenient and accessible setting for patients and caregivers.
As the designer and builder of The Heart Center at Mercy, Ryan Companies US, Inc. 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 housed in the main hospital.