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Great River Medical Center Named Quality Respiratory Care Provider

October 29, 2003 – Great River Medical Center has been named a quality respiratory care provider by the American Association for Respiratory Care. The new Quality Respiratory Care Recognition award helps consumers make …

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GRMCís Welch Participates in National Information Technology Project

October 28, 2003 – A member of Great River Medical Centerís Information Systems team is participating in a focus group to enhance health-care information technology for hospitals nationwide. Jackie Welch, R.N., is p…

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Klein Centerís Hannum Named Director of Nursing of the Year

October 14, 2003 – Ann Hannum, director of nursing at the Great River Klein Center, recently was named Director of Nursing of the Year by the Iowa Health Care Association and Iowa Center for Assisted Living. She receive…

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Great River Health Systems Supports High-school Athletics

October 8, 2003 – 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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Kover, Hays and Sladky Named Employees of the Month

August 26, 2003 – Rebecca Kover, R.N., Tony Hayes and Todd Sladky were named employees of the month recently at Great River Medical Center. All live in Burlington. Kover, a surgical nurse, has worked at the hospital…

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New Club at Great River Medical Center Targets Seniors

August 8, 2003 – Great River Medical Center has been a part of the community for 108 years. Now, the hospital is inviting people age 55 or older to become part of their new communityóThe Great Club. Membership is free…

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GRMC Among the First Hospitals in Iowa to Provide PET/CT Scanning

July 21, 2003 – Great River Medical Center soon will begin offering an integrated PET/CT scanning system--one of the most sophisticated imaging technologies available. The hospital will be among the first medical cen…

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Toal Named Employee of the Month

July 14, 2003 – Mary Toal has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. She has been a registered nurse on the Acute Care Unit since 1973. Toal lives in Burlington.

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Johnson, Odaffer Named Co-employees of the Month

July 3, 2003 – Larry Johnson and Emily Odaffer have been named Great River Medical Centerís Co-employees of the Month. Both joined the hospitalís Plant Operations Department in 1977. Johnson lives in Burlington; …

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Great River Medical Center Auxiliary Announces Scholarship Recipients

July 3, 2003 – The Great River Medical Center Auxiliary has awarded scholarships to seven area students who are pursuing college degrees in health-related fields. The 2003-2004 school-year recipients are: Conti…

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Richardson Elected to Iowa Hospital Association Board

June 9, 2003 – Great River Medical Center President and CEO Mark Richardson is one of four new members elected to the Iowa Hospital Association Board of Officers and Trustees. He will serve a three-year term. The…

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GRHS Community Endowment Fund Awards $71,500

May 29, 2003 – Great River Health Systemsí Community Endowment Foundation recently presented 21 area organizations with checks totaling $71,514. The Community Endowment Foundation was established in 1999 to help …

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Brune Publishes Article for Nurse Executives

May 15, 2003 – An article by Sheila Brune, R.N., appears in the American Organization of Nurse Executivesí new monograph, Healthy Work Environments: Lessons from the Field. Brune is director of Utilization Managemen…

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GRHS Employee Elected Vice President of Regional Association

May 15, 2003 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies Manager Lelia Wilkerson was elected vice-president of the 2003-2004 board of directors for the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services at its spring …

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GRMC Wins Marketing/Public Relations Awards

May 15, 2003 – Great River Medical Centerís Public Relations Department recently received national and state awards for public relations and marketing efforts. The 30-second television commercial ďAmong the Best…

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GRMC Names Three Co-employees of the Month

May 15, 2003 – Sandy Fleming, Donna Whittaker and Jim Young have been named Great River Medical Centerís Co-employees of the Month. All three work in the Environmental Services Department. Fleming joined the hos…

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Mathahs Named GRMC Laboratory Director

May 15, 2003 – Nancy Mathahs has been named Director of Laboratory at Great River Medical Center. She had worked at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City since graduating from Iowa State University in 1977. …

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SAFE KIDS, GRMC Help Reduce Traffic Fatalities

May 15, 2003 – The Southeast Iowa SAFE KIDS Coalition recently was honored for helping reduce Iowa traffic fatalities in 2002. The award, which recognized the coalitionís participation in Iowa highway traffic safety…

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Weinand Makes Presentations, Publishes Article

May 15, 2003 – Great River Mental Health Care Associates clinical psychologist Jonathan Weinand, Ph.D., recently made the following presentations: "Multiple Relationships in Rural Settings" was part of a colloq…

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies Wins Regional Award

April 17, 2003 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies recently was recognized with Computer Applications Unlimitedís 2002 Business Associate of the Year Award. The award was presented last month at the Midwest Asso…

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GRMC Audiologist Receives Foundationís First Practitioner Scholarship

April 17, 2003 – Ann Weingart, M.A., an audiologist with Great River Audiology, is the first recipient of the Audiology Foundation of Americaís (AFA) Audiology Professional Organization Practitioner Scholarship. The s…

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Great River Health Systems Names Employees of the Year

March 20, 2003 – Bob Logan is Great River Health Systemsí EXCEL Employee of the Year for service during 2002. He has worked at Great River Medical Center since 2000. Logan, of Burlington, is a housekeeper in the En…

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Healthy Eating Habits Can Fit into Todayís Busy Lifestyles

March 17, 2003 – Over the lips, past the gums, watch out body, here it comes! Of the 15 leading causes of death in the United States, six are directly associated with diet: heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, kid…

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Great River Health Systems Accepting Community Endowment Applications

March 12, 2003 – Great River Health Systems is accepting applications for funding from its Community Endowment Foundation. The foundation was established in 1999 to help foster the development of health-care services …

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Hospital Auxiliary Accepting Scholarship Applications

March 11, 2003 – The Great River Medical Center Auxiliary is accepting scholarship applications for the 2003-2004 school year. Scholarships are available to students pursuing college degrees in health-related fields. …

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Miller Named Employee of the Month

March 11, 2003 – Barbara Miller has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. She is a social worker and bereavement coordinator at Great River Hospice. Miller lives in Burlington.

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Great River Klein Center Participates in National Quality Improvement Effort

February 26, 2003 – Great River Klein Center is among about 15 percent of nursing homes nationwide and one of 70 in Iowa participating in the Nursing Home Quality Initiative recently launched by the Centers for Medicare …

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GRMC Introduces Pain Clinic to Region

February 26, 2003 – Great River Medical Center has taken another step in reducing and relieving patientsí pain with the introduction of Great River Pain Clinic, the regionís first center dedicated to improving quality of…

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GRMC Emergency Department Medical Staff Publish Research Study

February 7, 2003 – James (Toby) Vandenberg, M.D., medical director of Great River Medical Centerís Emergency Department, and Leo Banwert, P.A.-C., a physician assistant in the Emergency Department, recently coauthored a…

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Litch Named Employee of the Month

January 30, 2003 – Cheryl Litch has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. She began her career at the hospital in 1984 as a radiologic technologist in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. She adde…

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Great River Medical Center Names Two Department Directors

January 23, 2003 – Two departments at Great River Medical Center have new directors. One has worked at the hospital for 25 years, and the other is new to the community. Christine Oleson, R.N., is Director of Home Hea…

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Health System Donates 11,000 Food Items to Area Pantries

January 9, 2003 – Great River Health Systems employees collected more than 11,000 nonperishable food items, resulting in the most-successful canned-food drive in the health systemsí history and, most importantly, helpi…

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U.S. Triathlon Strongly Considers Hospital for Regional Training Site

January 8, 2003 – A USA Triathlon representative visited Great River Medical Center and other local facilities last month to assess the hospital and communitiesí ability to serve as one of 10 regional training sites fo…

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