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Wagenbach Named Employee of the Month

December 24, 2002 – Jamie Wagenbach has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. He has been a network specialist in the Information Systems Department since 1999. Wagenbach lives in Burlington.…

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GRMC Nurse Coordinates CDC Flu Study

November 14, 2002 – Researchers think there is a connection between human and swine strains of Influenza A. Great River Medical Center nurse Karla Todd, R.N., is helping them prove their point by coordinating a study for…

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Weinand Helps Set Course for National Psychology Conference

November 14, 2002 – Great River Mental Health Care Associates clinical psychologist Jonathan Weinand, Ph.D., was named co-chairman of a committee to develop a seminar for the 2003 American Psychological Association Natio…

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Hensley Named Emergency Nurse of the Year

November 6, 2002 – Great River Medical Center nurse Julie Hensley, R.N., has been named Emergency Nurse of the Year by the Iowa Emergency Nurses Association State Council. The award is presented annually to an emergency…

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Auxiliary President Joins State Auxiliary Board

November 5, 2002 – Great River Medical Center Auxiliary President Nancy Pilcher has been named to the board of directors of the Iowa Hospital Association State Auxiliary. She is one of nine regional representatives; her…

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Brune Receives Award for Living History Program

November 5, 2002 – Great River Medical Centerís Living History Director Sheila Brune recently received the Community Relationship Improvement Initiative Award from the Health Care Service Excellence Association. The…

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Yotter Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

October 8, 2002 – Shelly Yotter has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. A patient services associate in the Women and Family Center, she has worked at the hospital since 1989. Yotter lives…

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Great River Health Systems Supports High-school Athletics

September 17, 2002 – Four community clinics gave local school districts a double benefit this past summer: They offered student athletic physicals at a reduced price, then donated half the proceeds to the athletic departm…

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Lasswell Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

September 10, 2002 – Terri Lasswell has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. She has worked in the Rehabilitation Services Department since 1981. Lasswell lives in West Burlington.

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Kish Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

August 13, 2002 – Sheri Kish has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. She has worked in the Health Information Management Department since 1999. Kish lives in West Burlington.

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Butler Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

July 18, 2002 – Valerie Butler is Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. A graphic designer, she joined the hospitalís Public Relations team in June 2000. Butler lives in Blandinsville, Ill.

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Kammerer Elected to State Post

July 18, 2002 – Jim Kammerer, Great River Medical Centerís corporate manager of human resources, recently began serving a one-year term as president of the Iowa Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration. H…

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Great River Medical Center Introduces New Department Directors

July 18, 2002 – Two new department directors have joined Great River Medical Centerís management team. Medical/Surgical Unit Director Susan Pankey had been director of the Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care and Ste…

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GRMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Certification Renewed

June 12, 2002 – Great River Medical Centerís Cardiac Rehabilitation Program certification recently was renewed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Three years ago, it was one o…

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Great River Medical Center Named Press Ganey 2002 Success Story Winner

June 10, 2002 – Great River Medical Center is one of six hospitals to receive Press Ganey Associatesí prestigious 2002 Success Story Award. The awards are presented each year to hospitals that have identified the nee…

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Norman Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

June 6, 2002 – Judith Norman has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. A buyer in the Material Management Department, Norman has worked at the hospital for 27 years Norman lives in Oquaw…

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Medical Center and College Announce Cooperative Surgical Technologist Program

June 5, 2002 – Southeastern Community College and Great River Medical Center will begin offering a three-semester diploma program in surgical technology this fall. Surgical technicians are allied health-care prof…

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Demolition of Burlington Medical Center Site to Resume Monday, June 3

May 29, 2002 – Demolition of the Central Unit portion of the old Burlington Medical Center site is set to begin Monday, June 3. The Central Unit will be the second major portion of the site to be demolished since th…

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Great River Health Systems Names New Department Directors

May 17, 2002 – Great River Health Systems recently promoted three individuals from within the organization to department directors. They are: Bobbi Ahlen, R.N., director of Great River Medical Centerís Emergency Dep…

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Cavanaugh, Clawson Named Great River Medical Centerís Employees of the Month

May 17, 2002 – Meg Cavanaugh and Cheryl Clawson recently were honored as Great River Medical Centerís EXCEL Employees of the Month. A social worker in the Psychiatric Unit and Women and Family Center, Cavanaugh …

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Great River Health Systems Names Employees of the Year

May 17, 2002 – Roy Patterson, R.N., is Great River Health Systemsí EXCEL Employee of the Year for service during 2001. He began working at Great River Medical Center in 1990. Patterson, who is a nurse on the Medi…

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Great River Medical Center Auxiliary Announces Scholarship Recipients

May 17, 2002 – The Great River Medical Center Auxiliary has awarded scholarships to 13 area students who are pursuing college degrees in health-related fields. The 2002-2003 school-year recipients are: Continui…

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Great River Medical Center Wins Awards for Communications Projects

April 25, 2002 – Great River Medical Center recently received several awards recognizing communications efforts by the hospitalís Public Relations Department. The following projects were honored: A New Era Begins: …

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Great River Medical Center Is Finalist for Success Story Award

April 15, 2002 – Great River Medical Center is a finalist for Press Ganey Associatesí prestigious 2002 Success Story Awards. The awards are presented each year to hospitals that have identified the need for improvemen…

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Great River Health Systems Employees Take Regional, State Positions

April 3, 2002 – Three Great River Health Systems employees recently began serving on regional and state committees. Lelia Wilkerson, manager of Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies, was elected secretary of the…

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GRMCís Living History Program Receives National Recognition

February 14, 2002 – Great River Medical Centerís Living History program has been named a national winner in the American Society on Agingís (ASA) fourth annual Healthcare and Aging Awards. The program received honorable …

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GRMC First in State to Use Technique for Treating Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

January 16, 2002 – Great River Medical Center is the first health-care organization in Iowa to offer a new therapy for treating excessive menstrual bleeding. The condition is called menorrhagia, and it affects about one…

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