Mercy partners on continuum of care campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

December 1, 2023

Mercy Medical Center of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has partnered with Presbyterian Homes & Services of Roseville, Minnesota, to open a continuum of care campus in Cedar Rapids' suburbs. With the color scheme, construction materials and furniture, developers sought to establish a residential feel.


Mercy Medical Center of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, together with Presbyterian Homes & Services of Roseville, Minnesota, has opened a continuum of care campus called HallMar Village.

The $96 million facility includes independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care and memory care. The campus is about 8 miles from the long-term care facility that it replaced. The legacy site was at Mercy Medical Center in downtown Cedar Rapids; the new site is in the suburbs. Unlike the legacy facility, the new campus is a joint venture with PHS. It has much more capacity, offers more levels of care and has numerous amenities that were unavailable at the space-restricted medical campus site.

Tawnya Salsbery, Mercy Medical Center executive director of post-acute and senior services, says HallMar's rooms are designed to enable residents to age in place. She says Mercy and PHS designed the facility to look and feel residential, not institutional. The partners also used design elements that promote socialization and engagement. Mercy and PHS developed the facility and its programming based on the Eden Alternative Seven Domains of Well-Being. Those domains are identity, connectedness, security, autonomy, meaning, growth and joy.

HallMar residents have access to a Village Center with a restaurant and bistro, salon and spa, chapel, health and wellness center, conservatory, library, art studio, theater, community room, woodworking shop, golf simulator and club lounge. Residents also can enjoy patios, gardening space and walking trails that will connect to the neighborhoods that surround HallMar.

Salsbery says analyses of the Cedar Rapids eldercare market had shown that the community lacked sufficient options for all levels of care, but particularly for memory care. HallMar aims to help fill that gap.

HallMar is connected to the Chris & Suzy DeWolf Family Innovation Center for Aging & Dementia, a Mercy facility that opened earlier this year. It provides programming and services for people with dementia and their caregivers.


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