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Great River Medical Center Takes Precautions to Prevent Spread of Whooping Cough

December 30, 2004 – Due to cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, in southeast Iowa, Great River Medical Center is limiting visitors at the hospital and Klein Center. Children of any age may not visit family members or f…

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Health System Recognizes EXCEL Service Heroes

December 27, 2004 – Great River Health Systems regularly recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend beyond routine, expected employee behavior. The EXCEL Service Heroes for the last quarter are: ē John…

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Heritage Medical Receives Mastectomy Services Accreditation

December 27, 2004 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies recently received a three-year Mastectomy Services Accreditation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Accreditation demonstra…

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New Providers Join Great River Mental Health Care Associates

December 15, 2004 – Marsha Dace, M.S., a licensed mental health counselor, and Laura Dunlap, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois and North Carolina, recently joined the medical staff at Great River Mental…

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Weinand Writes for Professional Publication

December 1, 2004 – Clinical psychologist Jonathan Weinand, Ph.D., Great River Mental Health Care Associates, has been invited by the American Psychological Association to complete a chapter on quality practices in child…

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Great River Medical Center Is One of Nationís Healthiest Companies

November 24, 2004 – Great River Medical Center has renewed its status as one of Americaís healthiest companies by receiving the Wellness Councils of Americaís bronze Well Workplace Award. Established in 1991, the awards …

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Burlington Area Family Practice Center Laboratory Aces Survey

October 20, 2004 – Burlington Area Family Practice Centerís laboratory received a perfect score on its 2004 onsite survey assessing proficiency testing, specimen and test management, quality control, personnel and facil…

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Psychologist Weinand Publishes Article

October 14, 2004 – A paper by Jonathan Weinand, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Great River Mental Health Care Associates, has been accepted for publication. ďUnlucky 13: A Cinematic Case Study of Juvenile Delinquency…

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Great River Klein Center Staff Receive State Recognition

October 14, 2004 – Two Great River Klein Center employees recently were recognized as leaders in their areas of expertise in the long-term-care profession by the Iowa Health Care Association and Iowa Center for Assisted…

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Physician Joins Great River Pain Clinic Medical Staff

October 4, 2004 – Neurologist Siddharth Kapoor, M.D., recently joined the medical staff at the Great River Pain Clinic. Besides Dr. Kapoor, neurologist Nidal Alkurdy, M.D., also is a member of the clinicís medical staf…

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Great River Health Systems Supports High-school Athletics

September 21, 2004 – 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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GRMC Sleep Disorders Center Staff Accredited

September 8, 2004 – Two members of Great River Medical Centerís Sleep Disorders Center team recently passed examinations offered by professional health-care organizations. Melanie McAlister received the registered pol…

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Sanders Earns Human Resource Certification

August 3, 2004 – Cara Sanders, Human Resources, Great River Medical Center, has earned certification as Senior Professional in Human Resources. To become certified, Sanders passed a comprehensive examination by the Hu…

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New Technology Enhances Mammography Services at Great River Medical Center

July 30, 2004 – Great River Medical Centerís Diagnostic Imaging Department is using new technology to enhance its mammography services. A new computer-aided detection (CAD) system helps radiologists review mammograms…

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Second GRMC Audiologist Earns Doctorate Degree

July 30, 2004 – Great River Medical Center audiologist Ann Weingart recently completed her doctorate in audiology degree at the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Weingart, who lives in Mediapolis, Iowa, has w…

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Sharar Named Great River Medical Center EXCEL Service Hero

July 30, 2004 – Janice Sharar has been named a Great River Medical Center EXCEL Service Hero. An aide in the Home Health Care and Hospice Department, Sharar has worked at the hospital since 1986. Sharar lives in …

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Great River Medical Center Announces Major Construction/Expansion Project

July 15, 2004 – Next month, Great River Medical Center will begin an extensive construction project to accommodate the expansion of several existing services. The project will involve changes and additions to the hos…

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Two Named Certified Hyperbaric Technicians at Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic

July 12, 2004 – Registered respiratory therapist Derek Wolkenhauer and certified respiratory therapist Jenn Haley recently became certified hyperbaric technicians at Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic, a service…

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Great River Center for Rehabilitation Aquatic Program Best in State

July 8, 2004 – Great River Center for Rehabilitationís aquatic program was named the top aquatic program in Iowa by the United States Water Fitness Association. It was ranked No. 2 among the nationís rehabilitation …

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Great River Health Systems Names EXCEL Service Heroes

June 18, 2004 – Great River Health Systems regularly recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend beyond routine, expected employee behavior. The most recent EXCEL Service Heroes are: ē Joyce Weiler,…

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Great River Health Systems Names Employees of the Year

June 18, 2004 – Chris Oleson is Great River Health Systemsí EXCEL Employee of the Year for service during 2003. She has worked at Great River Medical Center since 1978. Oleson, of West Burlington, is director of G…

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GRMC Offers New Parking Lot Shuttle Service

June 17, 2004 – Beginning Wednesday, July 7, Great River Medical Center patients and visitors may use a convenient new shuttle to transport them from the parking lot to the hospital, Eastman Plaza and Mercy Plaza. Th…

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Great River Medical Center Ranked No. 1 in Hospital Energy Study

June 17, 2004 – Great River Medical Center recently was recognized as the countryís most energy-efficient hospital in an energy study conducted by Grumman/Butkus Associates. This is the third consecutive year Great R…

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GRMC Audiologist Earns Doctorate Degree

June 11, 2004 – Great River Medical Center audiologist Kathleen Morrish recently completed her doctorate in audiology degree at the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Morrish, who lives in Burlington, has work…

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American Cancer Society, Great River Medical Center Sponsor Colorectal Screening

June 3, 2004 – Colon cancer is the second-leading cancer killer in America. Most Iowans have a one in eight chance of developing this type of cancer. Itís estimated that nearly 2,000 Iowans will develop colon cancer…

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Great River Health Systems to Disburse Community Endowment Funds

May 17, 2004 – This month, 20 area organizations will be presented with disbursement checks from Great River Health Systemsí Community Endowment Foundation. The amount provided by Great River Health Systems to these…

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GRHS Employee Elected President of Regional Association

May 4, 2004 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies Manager Lelia Wilkerson was recently elected president of the 2004-2005 board of directors for the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services. The assoc…

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Great River Medical Center Auxiliary Announces Scholarship Recipients

May 3, 2004 – Great River Medical Centerís Auxiliary has awarded scholarships to eight area students who are pursuing college degrees in health-related fields. Scholarships were awarded for three different categori…

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Great Riverís Oleson Named to Iowa Hospice Board

April 9, 2004 – Chris Oleson, director, Great River Home Health Care and Hospice, was recently elected to the Iowa Hospice Organizationís (IHO) Board of Directors. IHO works to enhance end-of-life care through repres…

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GRMCís Holtkamp First to Receive Certification

March 15, 2004 – Joyce Holtkamp, R.N., Postanesthesia Care Unit, recently passed the Postanesthesia Nursing Certification examination. She is the first person at the hospital to achieve this certification, and one of …

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Great River Health Systems Accepting Community Endowment Applications

March 12, 2004 – Great River Health Systems is now accepting applications for funding from its Community Endowment Foundation. The foundation was established in 1999 to help foster the development of health-care servi…

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Great River Hospice Seeks Volunteers in Henry County

March 12, 2004 – Great River Hospice is offering a four-part volunteer training program especially for people who live in Henry County. Sessions are scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. March 23, 25 and 30, and April 1 at Sout…

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Hospital Auxiliary Accepting Scholarship Applications

February 13, 2004 – The Great River Medical Center Auxiliary is accepting scholarship applications for the 2004-2005 school year. Scholarships are available to students pursuing college degrees in health-related fields.…

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Infection Control and Space Concerns Prohibit Live Plants in Hospitalís ICU

February 6, 2004 – Beginning Monday, March 1, live plants and flowers will no longer be allowed in Great River Medical Centerís Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The primary reasons for this change are: ē Flowers and pla…

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Hospital Auxiliary Membership Drive Under Way

January 30, 2004 – Great River Medical Centerís Auxiliary is conducting a membership drive through Monday, Feb. 16. The Auxiliary supports volunteer recruitment and fundraising for the hospital. The auxiliary also opera…

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Dr. Huston Becomes Emergency Medicine Diplomate

January 27, 2004 – Emergency medicine physician Craig Huston, M.D., recently was certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He joined Great River Medical Centerís medical staff in 2002. Dr.…

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GRMC Offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Chronic Wounds

January 27, 2004 – This month, Great River Medical Center began providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy, an advanced treatment method for difficult-to-heal wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments are offered at the Great River…

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Great River Home Health Care and Hospice Joins Quality Initiative

January 15, 2004 – Great River Home Health Care and Hospice has joined the national Home Health Quality Initiative to help improve the quality of care provided by home-health agencies through public reporting and commun…

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EXCEL Service Heroes Named at Great River Health Systems

January 15, 2004 – Great River Health Systems regularly recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend beyond routine, expected employee behavior. The most recent EXCEL Service Heroes are: ē Barbara Mil…

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Great River Medical Center Nurses Hold Local, State Offices

January 15, 2004 – Two Emergency Department nurses at Great River Medical Center are officers in the Emergency Nurses Association in Iowa. Trauma Coordinator Maureen Ewinger, R.N., B.S.N., C.E.N., E.M.T.-P., is 2004…

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