Unity Point Health is moving about 200 employees of its corporate information technology call center from downtown Cedar Rapids to new quarters in northeast Cedar Rapids.
The Des Moines-based corporate parent of St. Luke's Hospital will relocate its call center from 118 Second St. SE to a building at 3851 River Ridge Dr. NE. The building housed Cedar Rapids City Hall offices after the June 2008 flood.
The 15,970-square-foot, two-story building was constructed in 1986. A 7,360-square foot addition was constructed recently by the building's owner, TBD Investments of Hiawatha.
Sarah Corizzo of St. Luke's said Unity Point Health (former Iowa Health Systems) needed additional space for its Cedar Rapids-based employees.
"The lease on the current building expires at the end of July," Corizzo said. "There was a desire to stay within Cedar Rapids and this property fit the space and location needs."Unity Point Health operates a number of clinics, physicians offices and other facilities in the Cedar Rapids area in addition to St. Luke's Hospital. On April 15, Iowa Health Systems became Unity Point Health, reflecting a coordinated, team-based approach of its hospitals, physicians and home care entities.