Due to an increase patient count, local hospitals are temporarily limiting elective surgeries and procedures in an effort to preserve hospital capacity for emergency cases and to continue serving the community, officials say.
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The West Des Moines-based health system announced Thursday all 33,000 employees, regardless of whether they provide direct patient care or not, must be vaccinated by Nov. 1. Those who choose not to comply face termination or voluntary resignation.
UnityPoint Health-Cedar Rapids announced construction of a $25 million senior living community in northeast Cedar Rapids called The Cottages at UnityPoint Way. Built in partnership with Cedar Falls-based Western Home Services, the facility will provide care for residents with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.
Between both Cedar Rapids hospitals, only one vaccinated individual, who had underlying health conditions, has been hospitalized for COVID-19. The vast majority of admissions in recent months have been among residents who are not immunized, proving to local health care officials the vaccine is effective in preventing serious illness and death.