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UnityPoint Health -- St. Luke's in Sioux City.

Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal

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SIOUX CITY | UnityPoint Health -- St. Luke's is one of two hospitals in the city.

In 1966, Lutheran and Methodist hospitals consolidated to create St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and construction began on one central building. The central medical building, 2720 Stone Park Blvd., welcomed its first patients in 1972.

St. Luke's joined Iowa Health System in 1995 -- a grassroots partnership of hospitals in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque. Expansion followed in 2003 with Same Day Surgery and the Physician Center across the street from the central medical building.

The doors of a newly constructed and renovated Birth Center, equipped with a neonatal intensive care unit, opened in 2005. Nearly 2,000 babies are born at St. Luke's each year.

The hospital moved some of its services and providers and added new ones across town when Unity Point Health - St. Luke's Sunnybrook Medical Plaza opened in the fall of 2013, after 14 months of construction.

The two-story, 86,000-square-foot glass and brick building, at 5885 Sunnybrook Drive, offers coordinated medical care in an open, modern space equipped with the latest technology.

The building, budgeted at $26.7 million, is home to a new family medicine, internal medicine and urgent care clinic; St. Luke's Imaging and Breast Screening Center; a cardiology clinic with adjacent cardiac rehabilitation; an additional location for occupational medicine; and a site for physicians in various specialties, including pulmonary medicine and nephrology.

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