Nonprofit Alive and Running Iowa gifted MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center $11,000 designated for security upgrades within its inpatient behavioral health unit

Waterloo, IA – According to the statement, the $11,000 donation will be used to enhance the safety of patients and colleagues, including adding cameras to the unit.

Troy Belmer, co-founder of Alive and Running Iowa, released the following statement:

“We know the state funding isn’t always there. That’s why we raise money to help supplement these projects. This money is going back into the community in a tangible way.”

Chris Latta, MercyOne Northeast Iowa director of behavioral health and emergency care, released the following statement:

“Alive and Running continues to be a great partner in advocating for people in our community who have behavioral health needs. Their mantra of ‘people helping people’ is absolutely seen through this donation.”

MercyOne’s inpatient behavioral health care units offer evaluation and treatment to patients who are in an acute phase of psychiatric illness or are experiencing an emotional crisis. Patients work with a multidisciplinary health care team, led by a psychiatrist.

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