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Eastern Iowa Women’s Health Center Announces Relocation

Eastern Iowa Women’s Health Center Announces Relocation
Healthcare Provider Open January 3 at Former UnityPoint Health –
St. Luke’s Family Health Center

Cedar Rapids, Iowa—Eastern Iowa Women’s Health Center (EIWHC), offering OB/GYN services and the newest healthcare provider under the umbrella of Eastern Iowa Health Center, will be closed December 29-30 as their office is moved to the former UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Family Health Center located at 4251 River Center Court NE.

The move coincides with the transition of St. Luke’s Family Health Center, a Title X Family Planning Clinic offering family planning and related preventive health services for low-income or uninsured individuals in Benton, Jones and Linn County in Iowa to Eastern Iowa Women’s Health Center.

EIWHC President & CEO Joe Lock said the move and expansion to include Title X services is timely, as the health center recorded a record 16,000 patient encounters and delivered more than 720 babies in 2016. Lock said it is expected that these numbers will continue to increase in the New Year.

“Family planning services and prenatal care are critical to the health of our community.” Lock said, “We are proud to serve all women in need of OB/GYN services in our community, and continue to uplift our mission to provide healthcare to those who need it regardless of the ability to pay.”

Important dates and contact information:
EIWHC will be closed Thursday, December 29 through Friday, December 30, , but will be available by phone (319) 730-7300, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on those dates.

EIWHC will reopen January 3, 8:00 AM, serving OB/GYN patients at 1201 4251 River Center Court NE.

EIWHC will also continue to serve patients, including Title X family planning services, with outreach locations in Benton, Jones and Linn Counties.

About Eastern Iowa Women’s Health Center
Eastern Iowa Women’s Health Center is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center dedicated to providing quality OB/GYN services in eastern Iowa. It is a Patient Centered Medical home, offering comprehensive women’s health services to the community, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, please visit easterniowahealthcenter.com.

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Recent Expansion and New Dental Center Create New Jobs

Recent Expansion and New Dental Center Create New Jobs

Cedar Rapids, Iowa—Eastern Iowa Health Center (EIHC), a comprehensive primary health care service provider in Eastern Iowa, announced the hire of 24 new employees within the last six months due to recent expansions and a new dental center.

EIHC President & CEO Joe Lock said the new positions range from physicians and nurses, to dentists, to managers, interpreters, outreach advocates and more. Lock said the new hires will help to serve a rapidly growing need in the community. “We’ve seen a dramatic spike in patient need here in Eastern Iowa,” said Lock. “The number of patients served in 2015 was triple what it was in 2012. In 2016, we’ve served more than 11,000 patients, including over 40,000 office visits for some of the most vulnerable in our community who rely on EIHC for quality primary, pediatric and OB/GYN health care, and now for dental care as well.”

EIHC completed a $1.9 million expansion and renovation of the pediatric and family practice health center located at 1201 3rd Ave SE in October, and will relocate the expanded Eastern Iowa Women’s Health Center to 4251 River Center Court NE on January 3, 2017. The Eastern Iowa Dental Center is scheduled to open in February 2017.

Among the new hires are Dr. Jacqueline Young Cooper, Dr. Jeanne Chan, Nurse Practitioner Natalie Christensen, Nursing Services Manager Shawna Meyer, Clinic Manager Miranda Vinson, Controller Daniel Washburn and Director of Quality and Compliance Joyce Kutin. Staff hired for the new dental center include Dr. Stephanie Cooper, Dr. Diana Jones and Dental Clinic Manager Jill O’Hara.

“We’ve built a team of top-notch health care professionals, and we will continue creating jobs to provide deserving individuals with comprehensive and quality family, pediatric, OB/GYN and dental care,” said Lock.

About Eastern Iowa Health Center
Eastern Iowa Health Center is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center dedicated to providing quality Family Practice, OB/GYN and Pediatric services in eastern Iowa. It is a Patient-Centered Medical home, offering comprehensive primary health care services to the community, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, please visit easterniowahealthcenter.com.

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