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Two Diabetes Education Courses Offered in January

December 23, 2010 – You can live well with diabetes if you understand how to care for yourself. The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes. A choice of morning or afternoon session…

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Great River Medical Center's Diabetes Support Group to Meet Jan. 4

December 23, 2010 – Great River Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, in the Maple Room on the lower level of the hospital. The support group is for people who are…

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Great River Medical Center Offers CPR for Infants and Children Class

December 23, 2010 – Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts you can give your child. The goal of this class is to ensure adequate instruction and practice so …

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Great River Medical Center Offers Sibling Preparation Class in January

December 23, 2010 – Great River Medical Center offers free prenatal education classes for expectant mothers, fathers or birth coaches, and children. Classes are led by registered nurses who specialize in obstetrics and e…

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Great River Medical Center Provides Free Family Footprints Prenatal Series

December 23, 2010 – Great River Medical Center offers a free six-week series of prenatal education classes designed to help take the mystery out of the birth process, to ease fear and to help expectant parents prepare fo…

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Great River Medical Center to Build New Long-term Care Center

December 22, 2010 – Great River Medical Center’s Board of Directors has approved construction of a new long-term-care center on the hospital’s West Burlington campus. It will replace the existing Klein Center…

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High School Students Invited to Explore Medical Careers

December 21, 2010 – Great River Medical Center’s Medical Explorers Post offers in-depth experiences for high school students who are interested in medical careers. The first meeting of the new year is scheduled fr…

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Great River Health Systems and Burlington Schools Target Childhood Obesity

December 21, 2010 – The Great River Foundation, which is affiliated with Great River Health Systems, has been awarded a two-year grant from the Wellmark Foundation to help fight childhood obesity. The funding will be use…

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Great River High Performance Provides Plyometric and Agility Camp

December 13, 2010 – Great River High Performance is offering a speed and plyometric camp for area athletes, ages 13 to 18. The camp is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., Dec. 27 to 29, at Great River Center for Rehab and Clini…

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Great River Friends Sponsors Book Fair Dec. 20

December 1, 2010 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health Systems, Great River Friends is sponsoring a book fair. Hundreds of books and gift items will be available at reduced prices from 9 a.m. to 4 …

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Oleson Recognized for Service to State Hospice Board

November 24, 2010 – The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa (HPCAI) recognized Chris Oleson, Director of Great River Hospice in Mount Pleasant as she officially retires from serving on the association’s…

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Great River Home Health Care Ranked Among Nation's Best

November 24, 2010 – Great River Home Health Care has been named to the 2010 HomeCare Elite™, the top 25 percent of home-health agencies in the U.S. Now in its fifth year, the ranking is based on analyses of perform…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

November 19, 2010 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First…

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Dr. AbouAssaly Named Family Physician of the Year

November 19, 2010 – Michael AbouAssaly, M.D., is the 2010 Iowa Family Physician of the Year. He received the award Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting in Des Moines. The award is pr…

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Great River Medical Center to Offer Health-career Workshop Dec. 2

November 18, 2010 – Great River Medical Center will offer a health-career workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide if health care is a possible car…

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Volunteer Honored for Service to Hospice

November 16, 2010 – Wanda Carden, Burlington, recently was named a 2010 Honored Hospice Volunteer by the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa, a voluntary organization that works to enhance end-of-life care.&n…

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Great River Hospice Plans Memorial Service

November 16, 2010 – Great River Hospice invites family and friends of former hospice patients to a memorial service scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, in the West Burlington High School auditorium, 408 W. Van Weiss, …

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Great River Medical Center Offers Pilates Reformer Certification Workshop

November 16, 2010 – Great River Medical Center is hosting a two-day Pilates Reformer Certification Workshop at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington, Iowa. It is scheduled from 8 a…

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Keepsake Ornaments Accent Love Tree Program; Donations Fund Scholarships

November 16, 2010 – The Love Tree Program, sponsored by Great River Friends, provides an opportunity to recognize friends and family members during the holidays while helping fund scholarships for students who are pursui…

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Great River Health Systems and Hometown Medical Offer Flu Shot Clinic in West Point

November 8, 2010 – Great River Health Systems and Hometown Medical are partnering to provide adult influenza vaccinations at Hometown Medical’s offices, 706 Ave. C, Suite A, West Point, Iowa. Vaccination clinic ti…

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Women’s Health Group Joins Great River Health Systems

November 4, 2010 – The area’s largest obstetrics and gynecology practice, Great River Women’s Health, recently joined Great River Health Systems. The clinic’s medical staff includes: Physicians Gre…

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Diabetic Foot Screenings

November 1, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. T…

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies Hosts Sleep Therapy Open House

November 1, 2010 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies will host a Sleep Therapy Open House from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at 624 S. Roosevelt Ave., Burlington…

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Open House Set for Great River Health Systems’ New Clinic in Wapello

October 26, 2010 – An open house for a new medical and physical therapy clinic in Wapello, Iowa, is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 220 Mulberry. Refreshments will be served. The 4,500 square foot clinic br…

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Two Diabetes Education Courses Offered in November

October 19, 2010 – You can live well with diabetes if you understand how to care for yourself. The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes. A choice of morning or afternoon session…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Free Clinic for Area Coaches

October 18, 2010 – Staff from Great River Health Systems will provide a free clinic for all sports and coaching levels from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday. Nov. 13, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Center for Rehab an…

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Great River Hospice Fun Run/Walk Set for Nov. 6

October 15, 2010 – The third annual Great River Hospice Fun Run/Walk is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, beginning on Great River Medical Center’s campus, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. It is sponsored b…

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Great River Medical Center to Offer Flu Vaccinations

October 15, 2010 – Great River Medical Center will offer adult seasonal flu vaccinations from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby on these Thursdays and Fridays: Oct. 28 and 29 Nov. 4 and 5 …

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Great River Health Systems to Offer ‘Things You Must Do Before You Die’ Video Series

October 12, 2010 – The Spiritual Care Department at Great River Health Systems is sponsoring “The Five Things You Must Do Before You Die.” The five-part video series is based on 200 interviews with people ag…

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Widows/Widowers Invited to Special Workshop Oct. 16

October 5, 2010 – Great River Hospice is sponsoring a workshop to help widows and widowers cope with the unique feelings and experiences associated with the death of a spouse. Participants will learn skills to help the…

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Diabetic Foot Screenings

October 5, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. T…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Program, Screenings for Patients With Hand and Foot Dysfunction

October 5, 2010 – A program highlighting innovative functional electric-stimulation systems for patients suffering from upper- and lower-extremity dysfunction is scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the…

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Great River High Performance Offers Programs for Injury Recovery and Prevention

September 28, 2010 – Great River Medical Center’s High Performance Program provides two programs designed to help athletes return to play after an injury and avoid an increasingly common knee injury. Return-to-Play…

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Learn About Breast Health During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 24, 2010 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies is offering a daylong series on breast-health topics Friday, Oct. 1, the beginning of its “Color Our Community Pink” campaign. October is National B…

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Great River Mental Health Offers Anger-Management Classes

September 24, 2010 – Great River Mental Health will offer a seven-week anger-management course from 3 to 5 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Oct. 6 through Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Great River Mental Health, Suite 251, Mercy Plaza…

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High-tech Patient Simulator to Be Featured at Open House

September 24, 2010 – The community is invited to meet one of southeast Iowa’s newest hospital patients, SimMan®. The life-size computer-driven mannequin that realistically replicates medical scenarios will be fe…

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Great River Friends to Hold Jewelry Fair Oct. 7, 8

September 23, 2010 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health Systems, Great River Friends is sponsoring a two-day jewelry fair. Thousands of items from Masquerade Jewelry, including watches, wallets and …

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

September 23, 2010 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First…

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Great River Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group to Meet Oct. 5

September 22, 2010 – Great River Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the Maple Room on the lower level of the hospital. The support group is for people who are…

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies Hosts Breast Care Open House

September 21, 2010 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies will host a breast care open house featuring breakthrough breast-form technology by American Breast Care. A variety of post-mastectomy products, including breas…

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Great River Medical Center to Offer Health-career Workshop Oct. 14

September 17, 2010 – Great River Medical Center will offer a health-career workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide if a health-care career is a po…

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Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic Earns Accreditation

September 15, 2010 – Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic has been awarded three-year accreditation with distinction from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). It is the only wound clinic in the United St…

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Diabetic Foot Screenings

September 7, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. …

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Great River Hospice Plans Volunteer Training

September 3, 2010 – Great River Hospice is looking for additional volunteers to help meet the needs of people at end-of-life and their families in Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa counties. A four-part training is…

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Order T-shirts to Color Community Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

September 2, 2010 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies encourages everyone to Color Our Community Pink Friday, Oct. 1, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds will benefit the American Can…

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Hospital to Host Party for Inpatient Rehabilitation Patients

September 2, 2010 – Great River Medical Center’s inpatient rehabilitation staff will host a party for current and former inpatient rehabilitation patients on Thursday, Sept. 23. Social time begins at 4:30 p.m. in …

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Health System Takes Top Spots in Readers’ Choice Awards

August 31, 2010 – Results from The Hawk Eye’s annual Readers’ Choice poll are in, and Great River Health Systems again dominated the health-services categories. Health-systems services placed in the top thr…

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Great River Friends Sponsors Handbag Sale Sept. 9, 10

August 31, 2010 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Medical Center, Great River Friends is sponsoring a two-day handbag sale. Boutique to You offers styles comparable to popular designers. Prices range…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Sports Medicine Clinic for Student Athletes

August 27, 2010 – Great River Health Systems is providing the Saturday Sports Medicine Clinic to area student athletes. The clinic is available from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 28 to Oct. 30, at Great River Orthopedic…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

August 26, 2010 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. First F…

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Great River Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group to Meet Sept. 7.

August 24, 2010 –   Great River Medical Center's Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the Maple Room on the lower level of the hospital. The support group is for people who …

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Great River Medical Center Offers Sibling Preparation Class in September

August 24, 2010 – Great River Medical Center offers free prenatal education classes for expectant mothers, fathers or birth coaches, and children. Classes are led by registered nurses who specialize in obstetrics and e…

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Great River Health Systems Recognizes Service Hero

August 24, 2010 – Sherry Anderson, RN, Great River Home Health Care and Hospice, recently was named a Great River Health Systems EXCEL Service Hero. The health system recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that …

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Great River Medical Center Offers Diabetes Classes in September

August 19, 2010 –  The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers a four-week diabetes class for people who are newly diagnosed and those who have been living with diabetes for years. The next two class series …

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Family Footprints Prenatal Series

August 19, 2010 – Great River Medical Center is pleased to offer a free six-week series of prenatal education classes designed to help take the mystery out of the birth process, to alleviate fear and to help expectant …

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Hospitalist Program Beginning at Great River Medical Center

August 19, 2010 – Great River Medical Center will begin southeast Iowa's first hospitalist program Wednesday, Sept. 1. A hospitalist is a physician who cares only for patients who have been admitted to the hospital. "…

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Great River Hematology and Oncology Recognized for Quality Laboratory Services

August 12, 2010 – Great River Hematology and Oncology has earned laboratory accreditation by COLA, a nonprofit organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary ed…

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Diabetic Foot Screenings

August 2, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. T…

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Great River Friends Sponsors Book Fair Aug. 12, 13

July 26, 2010 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health Systems, Great River Friends is sponsoring a book fair. Hundreds of books and gift items will be available at reduced prices from 10 a.m. to 6…

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Great River Medical Center Offers CPR for Infants and Children Class

July 23, 2010 – Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts you can give your child. The goal of this class is to ensure adequate instruction and practice so …

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

July 23, 2010 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. First Friday …

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Great River Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group to Meet Aug. 3

July 23, 2010 – Great River Medical Center's Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, in the Maple Room on the lower level of the hospital. The support group is for people who are newly …

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Great River Medical Center Offers Prenatal Classes in August

July 23, 2010 – Great River Medical Center offers free prenatal education classes for expectant mothers, fathers or birth coaches, and children. Classes are led by registered nurses who specialize in obstetrics and e…

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Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic Offers Wound-care Program

July 19, 2010 – Updates on Wound-care Practice, a comprehensive summary of most wound-care interventions and barriers to wound healing, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Pzazz Convention and Eve…

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Great River Health Systems Recognizes Service Hero

July 14, 2010 – Shanon McGraw, Information Systems, was recently named a Great River Health Systems EXCEL Service Hero. Tiffany Wellington, Administration, nominated McGraw. "Shanon has been working very hard to get…

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Great River High Performance Schedules Speed and Plyometric Camp

July 12, 2010 – Great River High Performance is offering a speed and plyometric camp for athletes 13 and up. The camp is scheduled from 8:30 to 11 a.m., July 26 to 29, at the West Burlington High School Gym and Track…

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Great River Pain Clinic Receives National Accreditation

July 8, 2010 – Great River Pain Clinic recently was accredited by the American Academy of Pain Management. The three-year accreditation recognizes pain-management clinics for meeting the academy's standards of accou…

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies Hosts Sleep Therapy Open House

July 8, 2010 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies will host a Sleep Therapy Open House from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at 624 S. Roosevelt Ave., Burlingto…

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Balance Screenings

July 8, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free balance screenings from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 28, in the Blackhawk Room at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency R…

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Great River Business Health Welcomes Physician Assistant

June 24, 2010 – Ted Smith, P.A.-C, recently joined the Great River Business Health staff. He received a bachelor of science degree in Physician Assistant from Des Moines University and a master's degree in Physician …

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Great River High Performance Program Offers ‘Extreme’ Fitness Program

June 17, 2010 – The High Performance Program at Great River Medical Center is taking registrations for Extreme Xross Training, an exclusive new class designed to take participants to the upper limits of aerobic and a…

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Team BEAST to Host Youth Triathlon June 27

May 26, 2010 – Team BEAST (Burlington Endurance Athlete Sports Team) has scheduled its youth triathlon to begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 27, in Dankwardt Park, 2700 S. Main St., Burlington, Iowa. Youth ages 7 to 14 ma…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Prenatal Education Classes in June

May 25, 2010 – Great River Medical Center offers free prenatal education classes for expectant mothers, fathers or birth coaches, and children. Classes are led by registered nurses who specialize in obstetrics and e…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Diabetes Classes in June

May 25, 2010 – The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers a four-week diabetes class for people who are newly diagnosed and those who have been living with diabetes for years. The next two class series are sc…

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Great River Health Systems Employees Receive Iowa Hospital Association Scholarships

May 25, 2010 – Great River Health Systems employees Kristen Gourley, Danville, Iowa, and Jacki Holtkamp, New London, Iowa, have been awarded $3,000 scholarships from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundati…

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Great River Health Systems Recognizes Service Heroes

May 25, 2010 – Three Great River Health Systems employees recently were named EXCEL Service Heroes. They are:Sharon Bowerbank, Nutrition Services, Burlington   Dana Hinnenkamp, Transitional Care Unit, Burl…

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Great River Health Systems Names Excellence Award Winners

May 14, 2010 – Great River Health Systems presented Excellence in Practice Awards Thursday, May 6, to five employees and one physician who have demonstrated exemplary practice or performed specific deeds that exceed…

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Great River Health Systems to Disburse Community Endowment Funds

May 12, 2010 – Thirty-two area organizations will receive disbursement checks from Great River Health Systems' Community Endowment Foundation during a reception at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, in Great River Medical…

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Great River Friends to Host Jewelry Fair May 20, 21

May 12, 2010 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Medical Center, Great River Friends is sponsoring a two-day jewelry fair. Thousands of items from Masquerade Jewelry, including watches, wallets and …

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Diabetic Foot Screenings

May 11, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. The…

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Ground-breaking Set for Great River Clinic in Wapello

April 30, 2010 – A ground-breaking for a new medical and physical therapy clinic in Wapello, Iowa, is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the intersection of Locust Street and Highway 61. Refreshments will …

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

April 30, 2010 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. First Fri…

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Every Day Is Earth Day at Great River Medical Center

April 19, 2010 – Great River Medical Center is proud of its growing waste line. In 2009, 30 percent of the total waste it produced was recycled, keeping nearly 382,000 pounds of garbage out of the landfill. That's mor…

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Great River Health Systems Recognizes Volunteers

April 15, 2010 – Great River Health Systems recognizes its nearly 450 volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 18 to 24. They help in 51 areas throughout the health system. "This is the time to …

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Diabetic Foot Screening

April 6, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. T…

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Great River Hospice to Offer Grief-sharing Program

April 1, 2010 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. "First Frid…

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Great River High Performance Program Offers 'Extreme' Fitness Program

April 1, 2010 – The High Performance Program at Great River Medical Center is taking registrations for Extreme Xross Training, an exclusive new class designed to take participants to the upper limits of aerobic and a…

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Great River Hospice Plans Volunteer Training

April 1, 2010 – Great River Hospice is looking for additional volunteers to help meet the needs of people at end of life and their families in Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa counties. A four-part training program …

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Great River Medical Center to Offer Health-career Workshop April 15

March 30, 2010 – Great River Medical Center will offer a health-career workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 15, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide if a health-care career is the…

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Diabetes 'Champion' to Speak at Diabetes Support Group Meeting

March 30, 2010 – A man who has learned how to control his diabetes well with diet, exercise, insulin and other diabetes medicines will speak at the next Diabetes Support Group meeting. It is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesda…

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Great River Health Systems Names Employee of the Year

March 30, 2010 – Sheila Thompson is Great River Health Systems' EXCEL Employee of the Year for service during 2009. An aide in the Nutrition Services Department, she has worked at Great River Medical Center since …

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Great River Friends Sponsors Book Fair April 8, 9

March 24, 2010 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health Systems, Great River Friends is sponsoring a book fair. Hundreds of books and gift items will be available at reduced prices from 8 a.m. to 4 …

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Balance Screenings

March 19, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free balance screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, in the Blackhawk Room at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency…

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Great River Diabetes Education Recertified

March 19, 2010 – The American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for the Great River Diabetes Education Program has been renewed through October 2013. Recognition assures that education programs me…

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Ideal Protein Seminar Offered March 29

March 19, 2010 – Great River Medical Center and Henry County Health Center are offering a free seminar on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method at 6 p.m. Monday, March 29, in the Blackhawk Room on the lower level of Gr…

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies to Host Sleep Therapy Open House

March 16, 2010 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies will host a Sleep Therapy Open House from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 19, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at 624 S. Roosevelt Ave., Burlington.St…

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Great River Medical Center Creates $141 Million Impact on Local Economy; Study Shows One in Five Iowa Jobs Linked to Health Care

March 15, 2010 – Great River Medical Center generates 2,689 jobs that add $104,778,689 to Des Moines County's economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). In addition, Great River…

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Art Show and Spiritual Journey at Great River Medical Center March 29 to April 5

March 12, 2010 – An art show and self-guided reflective experience at Great River Medical Center will be open to the public the week before Easter. Stations of the Cross: A Meditative and Reflective Journey was develo…

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Free Grief Workshop Scheduled March 20

March 9, 2010 – Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing is the title of a free bereavement workshop offered by Great River Home Health Care and Hospice. Based on the book Tear Soup, the workshop will provide a better underst…

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Diabetic Foot Screening

March 9, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington.Th…

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Open House Set for Great River Mediapolis Clinic

March 5, 2010 – An open house for the remodeled Great River Mediapolis Clinic is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24. The clinic is at 401 N. Orchard St. Refreshments will be served.Great River Mediapolis …

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Great River Friends Holds Membership Drive

March 3, 2010 – Great River Friends' annual membership drive is under way. Members are dedicated to supporting Great River Health Systems and the patients it serves through their gifts of time, talent and treasur…

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Women's Health Luncheon Set for Saturday, March 6

February 26, 2010 – A Women's Health Luncheon is scheduled from Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Corner Market, 340 N. Second St., Wapello, Iowa. The luncheon, sponsored by Community Bank and Great River Health S…

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies Expands Hours

February 25, 2010 – To help its customers, Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies has expanded hours at its main location, 624 S. Roosevelt, Burlington. Store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tu…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

February 25, 2010 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. "First…

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Health and Wellness Fair Set for Saturday, March 13

February 25, 2010 – Great River Medical Center will offer a half-day health and wellness educational fair from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 13, in the Blackhawk Room and Mercy Plaza Lobby, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West B…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Diabetes Classes in March

February 24, 2010 – The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers a four-week diabetes class for people who are newly diagnosed and those who have been living with diabetes for years. The next two class series are sc…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Prenatal Classes in March

February 24, 2010 – Great River Medical Center offers free prenatal education classes for expectant mothers, fathers or birth coaches, and children. Classes are led by registered nurses who specialize in obstetrics and e…

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Nutritious Meals Topic of Diabetes Support Group March 2

February 24, 2010 – Making nutritious food choices is the topic of Great River Medical Center's next Diabetes Support Group meeting. It is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the Maple Room on the lower level of…

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Great River Hospice Announces Flower Sale Fundraiser

February 16, 2010 – Great River Hospice is having a Spring Flower Sale. Coordinated by community volunteers, the sale will help ensure quality end-of-life care to all patients, regardless of financial or insurance limita…

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High-school Students Can Explore Careers at Great River Medical Center

February 15, 2010 – The kickoff meeting for Medical Explorers at Great River Medical Center is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in the Walnut Room on the lower level of the hospital. The address is 1221 S. …

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Great River Medical Center Offers Summer Volunteer Program for Teens

February 11, 2010 – Students who are at least 14 years old by June 1 are invited to apply for Great River Medical Center's Junior "Volunteen" program. The summer 2010 program is scheduled from Monday, June …

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Great River Friends Accepting Scholarship Applications

February 11, 2010 –   Great River Friends is accepting applications for   scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year. Scholarships are for high-school seniors or adults who have been in the workforce and w…

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Diabetic Foot Screenings

February 9, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clincs staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the center, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. The screening is for peo…

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Great River Health Systems Accepting Community Endowment Applications

February 1, 2010 – Great River Health Systems is accepting applications for funding from its Community Endowment Foundation. The foundation helps foster health-care services that may otherwise not be available to the co…

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Great River Health Systems Employees Raise Money to Help Others

January 28, 2010 – In 2009, Great River Health Systems employees raised $10,200 for charitable organizations by doing something most people enjoy - dressing casually. About twice a month, they earn the privilege by maki…

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Great River Women and Family Center Changes Visiting Policy

January 25, 2010 – Great River Medical Center's Women and Family Center has changed its visiting policy for the Obstetrics and Pediatrics units. The changes were made to support infection-control and patient-safety …

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Great River Friends to Hold Jewelry Fair Feb. 9, 10

January 25, 2010 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Medical Center, Great River Friends is sponsoring a two-day jewelry fair. Thousands of items from Masquerade Jewelry, including watches, wallets and …

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Great River Hospice Volunteers Provide Extra Comfort in Patients' Last Hours

January 22, 2010 – Great River Hospice has a new group of volunteers who are specially trained to provide extra comfort and care during the last hours of patients' lives. Vigil volunteers sit at the bedsides of pati…

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Richardson Elected Iowa Hospital Association Chair

January 11, 2010 – Great River Health Systems President and CEO Mark Richardson was elected chairman of the Iowa Hospital Association. He is serving a one-year term. The Iowa Hospital Association is a voluntary membersh…

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Fleming Receives State Health Care Award

January 11, 2010 – Robert Fleming, Burlington, received the Iowa Hospital Association's Excellence in Governance Award at the association's annual meeting. Fleming has served on Great River Health Systems' B…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Running Clinic

January 8, 2010 – Great River Medical Center is offering a clinic for athletes, age 12 and up, who want to improve their running forms and techniques. The clinic is scheduled from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, …

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Great River Triathlon Training Center Offers Two Clinics

January 5, 2010 – The Triathlon Training Center at Great River Medical Center is offering two day-long triathlon-training clinics for area triathletes and other endurance athletes. The clinics are scheduled from 7:30 a…

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Diabetic Foot Screenings

January 5, 2010 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington.The…

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Great River Medical Center Schedules Two Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics

January 4, 2010 – Great River Medical Center will offer seasonal flu vaccinations to adults and children ages 4 and older in the Mercy Plaza lobby at these times:8 a.m. to Noon Friday, Jan. 8 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, J…

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