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Mercy Medical Center, UIHC partner to help babies

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Newborn babies and women with high-risk pregnancies will soon have access to better care.

Mercy Medical Center and University of Iowa Health Care are partnering.

Starting this fall, Mercy Neonatologist Dr. Roger Allen will be joined by neonatalogists from the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, bringing Iowa's highest level neonatal experts side-by-side with Mercy's NICU team.

“Our focus remains on family-centered care for our community,” said Allen, in a news release. 

“We're pleased to be able to offer this ‘first' for Cedar Rapids by enhancing our services with a full continuum of high-risk birth care in collaboration with University of Iowa Health Care.

"As a team, we're prepared to provide our babies with the very best care, with direct access to University neonatologists, as well as the University's latest, evidence-based protocols.

"And our spacious, private and well-equipped NICU suites are designed to be different than anything else you'll find in Cedar Rapids.”


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