HallMar Village


A Joint Ministry

community partnership with presbyterian homes

HallMar Village, a new standard of senior living and care in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is being developed through a partnership between Mercy Medical Center (a mission-lead healthcare provider) and Presbyterian Homes & Services (a national leader in housing and services for older adults).

Mercy Cedar Rapids is a Catholic healthcare system serving patients and families in eastern Iowa. In addition to Mercy Medical Center (its fully accredited, 424-licensed-bed hospital in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa), the system has an established network of specialty clinics, including MercyCare primary and urgent care clinics located throughout Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. IBM Watson Health™ named Mercy Medical Center among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals based on clinical, operational and patient satisfaction data. 

Dr. Tim Quinn, Mercy’s Executive VP and Chief of Clinical Operations, traced the spiritual legacy of Mercy Hospital to 1831 when Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy, originating in Ireland. “Throughout her life, she created the roots in the Sisters of Mercy, possessing a passion and a drive to help the underserved, the poor and the sick.”

The first Sisters of Mercy arrived at Cedar Rapids in 1875. With support from the greater Cedar Rapids community, they opened a 100-bed hospital in the early 1900s with the most advanced medical technology of the day. Dr. Quinn expressed, “It’s time for Mercy to expand on that great legacy.”

Tim Charles, President & CEO of Mercy, shared “As the vision of Mercy gets wider and aspirations grow higher, sometimes we can’t and shouldn’t go down that path alone. So, the opportunity to work with a partner like Presbyterian Homes is perfect.”

Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high quality housing choices, care and service options for older adults. Over 7,100 employees serve 26,100 older adults through 55 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, and through Optage® home and community services. PHS is also co-owner of Genevive, a geriatric medical practice and care management organization providing comprehensive care for over 13,000 older adults. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader concerned with promoting independence, vitality and well-being for those they serve.

PHS President and CEO Dan Lindh said, “We believe that HallMar Village will be a catalyst, not only to serve older adults, but also to help other providers in this region and around the country do great things.” He expressed his gratitude for the dedication and effective collaboration with the leadership of Mercy. 

Learn more about Mercy – Cedar Rapids on their website