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Great River Health Systems Recognizes Service Heroes

December 13, 2012 – Nikki Merschman, Health Information Management, and Kay Mullahy, Surgery Scheduling and Preadmission, recently were named EXCEL Service Heroes at Great River Health Systems. The health system recogni…

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Great River High Performance to Offer Pedaling Efficiency Assessments

December 12, 2012 – Great River High Performance is scheduling pedaling efficiency assessments from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, Iow…

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Great River Klein Center sponsors book fair Dec. 20

December 7, 2012 – Great River Klein Center is sponsoring a book fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. The address is 2910 Madison Ave., Burlington. Hundreds of items will be available at reduced prices. They i…

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Great River Health System names employee of the year

December 7, 2012 – Lindsey Hausknecht is Great River Health Systems’ 2012 EXCEL Employee of the Year. A customer-service associate in Great River Cardiology and Great River Heart and Vascular Center, she has worke…

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Great River Hospice Offers Holiday Grief Workshop

December 3, 2012 – Great River Hospice is sponsoring a workshop to help people cope with loss during the holidays. At this time of year, events that once were anticipated with joy may become painful reminders that loved…

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Great River Health Systems offers infant and child CPR training

November 26, 2012 – Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts you can give a child. Great River Health Systems is offering a free infant and child CPR class fro…

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Great River Health Systems Recognizes Service Hero

November 26, 2012 – Natalie Lionberger, Case Management, recently was named an EXCEL Service Hero at Great River Health Systems. The health system recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend beyond routine,…

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Great River Health Systems and Henry County Health Center to Offer Fitness Classes at Mount Pleasant Rec Center

November 26, 2012 – Later this month, Great River Health Systems and Henry County Health Center will begin offering health-fitness programming to Henry County residents at the Mount Pleasant Rec Center. Instructors from …

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Great River Health Systems Offers Women’s Health Program

November 26, 2012 – A free program about preventive health concerns for women throughout their lives is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Age…

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Great River Health Systems offers diabetes-education classes

November 26, 2012 – You can live well with diabetes if you under-stand how to care for yourself. The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes. Afternoon classes are from 2:30 to 4:30…

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Free Program Offered About Treatment for Chronic Sinus Infections

November 20, 2012 – “Sinus Treatment … With Balloons” is a free program about Balloon SinuplastyTM, an effective surgical procedure for the treatment of blocked sinuses. The one-hour program is schedul…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Women’s Health Program

November 20, 2012 – A free program about preventive health concerns for women throughout their lives is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Age…

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Great River Health Systems acquires new diagnostic imaging technology

November 12, 2012 – Great River Health Systems has installed four new ultrasound systems and a PET/CT scanner in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. The units provide the latest technology for achieving high-quality imagi…

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Great River Friends’ Love Tree scholarship fundraiser reaches 20 years

November 9, 2012 – For 20 years, Great River Friends’ Love Tree program has provided an opportunity to recognize friends and family members during the holidays while helping fund scholarships for students pursuing…

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Two Great River Hospice volunteers honored

November 1, 2012 – Great River Hospice volunteers Mary Logan and Irene Martin, both of Burlington, recently were named 2012 Honored Hospice Volunteers by the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa (HPCAI),…

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Open House Marks Second Anniversary for Great River Health Systems’ Clinic in Wapello

October 31, 2012 – An open house for the medical and therapy services at Great River Clinic in Wapello, Iowa, is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 220 Mulberry. The open house is in recognition of the clinic&…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

October 25, 2012 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 2 at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Road, West Burlington. “F…

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Look Good … Feel Better workshop for women with cancer scheduled Nov. 5

October 17, 2012 – A free workshop for women being treated for cancer is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. Look Good … Feel Better is a …

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Widows/Widowers Invited to Special Workshop Oct. 23

October 15, 2012 – 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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New SHIIP counselors offering Medicare information at Great River Health Systems

October 11, 2012 – Two Great River Health Systems volunteers recently completed a six-day extensive training program on Medicare benefits. Ronald Waytes and Lynda White join three other volunteers who provide informatio…

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Great River Mental Health offers Mental Health First Aid training

October 11, 2012 – Great River Mental Health is offering a free two-day Mental Health First Aid course from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, and Thursday, Nov. 15, on Great River Health Systems’ campus, 122…

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Great River Friends to hold jewelry fair Oct. 25, 26

October 10, 2012 – 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…

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Great River Health Systems to participate in Senior Health Fair

October 10, 2012 – Great River Health Systems will offer free screenings and health assessments during the Southeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging Senior Health Fair. It is scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19,…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Program About Lung Cancer

October 2, 2012 – A free program about the prevention and treatment of lung cancer  is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Roa…

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Great River Mental Health to offer program Oct. 11

October 1, 2012 – Great River Mental Health is sponsoring Choices in Recovery, a program to inspire people living with schizophrenia, schizoaffective and bipolar 1 disorder to take ownership of their mental-health reco…

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Great River Hospice Fun Run/Walk Set for Nov. 3

September 27, 2012 – The fifth annual Great River Hospice Fun Run/Walk is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning on Great River Medical Center’s campus, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. It is sponsored b…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

September 27, 2012 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 5 at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “Fir…

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Great River Friends introduces Circle of Friends Annual Giving Campaign

September 18, 2012 – Great River Friends’ new Circle of Friends Annual Giving Campaign is under way. It replaces the yearly membership drive.     “Raising money to support Great River Health System…

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Hematologist/Oncologist Joins Great River Cancer Center

September 14, 2012 – Hematologist/Oncologist Mustapha Khalife, M.D., has joined Great River Cancer Center. He is accepting new patient appointments.   Dr. Khalife received his medical degree from the American Unive…

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Great River Health Systems to Offer Health-career Workshop Oct. 4

September 11, 2012 – Great River Health Systems will offer a health-career workshop from Noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide whether health care is a possibl…

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Great River Mental Health offers Mental Health First Aid training

September 5, 2012 – Great River Mental Health is offering a free two-day Mental Health First Aid course from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 and Wednesday, Oct. 3, on Great River Health Systems’ campus, 1221 S.…

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies having clearance sale

September 5, 2012 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies is having a Make-Room-for-More Sale from Monday, Sept. 10 through Saturday, Sept. 22, at 624 S. Roosevelt, Burlington. The clearance sale will make room for the…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

August 29, 2012 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 7 at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “F…

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General surgeon joins Great River Health Systems

August 27, 2012 – General surgeon Stephen Sundberg, M.D., has joined Great River Surgeons. He is taking appointments to see patients in the Eastman Plaza clinic, Suite 202, 1223 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. The telep…

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Great River Clinic in Wapello Adds Certified Physician-Assistant Coverage

August 20, 2012 – Great River Clinic in Wapello will provide additional part-time physician-assistant coverage beginning Monday, Aug. 20. The clinic provides a range of medical services to residents of Wapello and surr…

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Great River Gift Shop presents trunk show Sept. 6

August 20, 2012 – Great River Gift Shop will host a fashion-accessory trunk show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. Featured items include purses, jewelry and other accessories. The gift shop is in Great River Me…

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

August 20, 2012 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies encourages everyone to Color Our Community Pink Friday, Oct. 5, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds will benefit the American Can…

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Outpatient Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Expansion Begins Aug. 13; Parking and Entrances Affected by Construction

August 7, 2012 – Great River Health Systems will begin construction Monday, Aug. 13, of a 40,000-square-foot expansion of the Center for Rehab and Clinics on the health systems’ main campus in West Burlington, I…

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‘Welcome to Medicare’ seminars scheduled at Great River Medical Center

August 2, 2012 – The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will present three “Welcome to Medicare” seminars in August and September at Great River Medical Center. They will include introduct…

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Men’s Grief Workshop Set for August 18

August 2, 2012 – Reeling in Grief: A Workshop for Men will combine life lessons and grief-coping strategies with the relaxation of fishing. It is scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 18, at Great River Hospice House, …

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‘Look Good … Feel Better’ workshop for women with cancer scheduled Aug. 6

August 1, 2012 – A free workshop for women being treated for cancer is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. Look Good...Feel Better is a nonmedi…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

July 25, 2012 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 3 at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “Firs…

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Great River Health Systems Providing Sports Physicals in Mediapolis and Wapello

July 24, 2012 – Great River Health Systems is providing comprehensive sports physicals for area school athletes at the health systems’ clinics in Mediapolis and Wapello. The physicals will be provided by certif…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Free Clinic for Area Coaches

July 24, 2012 – Staff from Great River Health Systems will provide a free clinic for all sports and coaching levels from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Road…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Program About Macular Degeneration and Other Eye Conditions

July 13, 2012 – A free program about macular degeneration and other eye conditions is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Great River Clinic, 220 Mulberry, Wapello.   Ophthalmologist Norah Khangura, M…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

July 2, 2012 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First…

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Great River Medical Center makes $108.6 million economic impact in Des Moines County

June 25, 2012 – Great River Medical Center generates more than 2,500 jobs that add $108,663,979 to Des Moines County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, healt…

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Family physician joins Great River Health Systems

June 25, 2012 – Family physician Peter Reynen, M.D., will begin seeing patients Monday, July 2, at Burlington Area Family Practice Center, 1201 W. Agency Road, West Burlington. Appointments are being accepted now. Th…

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Great River Health Systems offers infant and child CPR training

June 20, 2012 – Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts you can give a child. Great River Health Systems is offering a free infant and child CPR class fro…

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Great River Health Systems offers sibling-preparation class in July

June 20, 2012 – Great River Health Systems is offering a sibling-preparation class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7. Sibling-preparation class helps children develop realistic expectations about their new baby …

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Great River Health Systems disburses Community Endowment Funds

June 20, 2012 – Great River Health Systems’ Community Endowment Foundation recently disbursed $114,024.82 to 21 area organizations. Recipients were selected based on community need and relevance to the foundati…

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SHIIP volunteer Kelly receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

June 20, 2012 – Great River Friends volunteer Fred Kelly received a 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Award from Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds Friday, June 1, during a recognition ceremony in Ottumwa. Kelly was honored for fi…

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Great River Health Systems to Offer Health-career Workshop July 19

June 19, 2012 – Great River Health Systems will offer a health-career workshop from Noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide whether health care is a possib…

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Great River Health Systems offers diabetes-education classes

June 19, 2012 – You can live well with diabetes if you under-stand how to care for yourself. The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes. Afternoon classes are from 2:30 to 4:30…

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Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group to meet July 3

June 19, 2012 – Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, in the Maple Room on the Garden Level of Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Bu…

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Great River Health Systems provides free prenatal series

June 19, 2012 – Great River Health Systems offers a free six-week series of prenatal education classes for women in their sixth or seventh months of pregnancy and their partners or birth coaches. The classes will be …

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

June 11, 2012 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington. …

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Health system announces outpatient orthopedic and rehabilitation expansion

June 11, 2012 – Great River Health Systems will begin construction next month of a 40,000-square-foot expansion of the Center for Rehab and Clinics. The center is on the health systems’ main campus in West Burl…

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies offers Father’s Day discounts

June 11, 2012 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies stores is recognizing Father’s Day with discounts. Save 15 percent on Rollators®, lift chairs and stair lifts from Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 22.…

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Great River Hospice to host teleconference on end-of-life ethics

May 31, 2012 – Great River Hospice will host “End-of-life Ethics,” a teleconference moderated by former ABC News’ “20/20” correspondent Lynn Sherr, from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

May 29, 2012 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First…

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Great River Mental Health offers community grief presentations May 31

May 25, 2012 – People who have been affected by the recent Mississippi River tragedy in Burlington are invited to grief-support programs Thursday, May 31. Sessions led by Great River Mental Health professionals are …

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Great River Health Systems offers diabetes-education classes

May 24, 2012 – You can live well with diabetes if you under-stand how to care for yourself. The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes. Afternoon classes are from 2:30 to 4:30…

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Great River Health Systems offers infant and child CPR training

May 24, 2012 – Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts you can give a child. Great River Health Systems is offering a free infant and child CPR class fro…

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Great River Friends awards scholarships

May 22, 2012 – Great River Friends has awarded scholarships to 10 area students who are pursing health-care careers. The $1,000 awards were given in three categories. Scholarships for high school seniors were given…

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Great River Health Systems offers sibling-preparation class in June

May 21, 2012 – Great River Health Systems is offering a sibling-preparation class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2. Sibling-preparation class helps children develop realistic expectations about their new baby …

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Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group to meet June 5

May 21, 2012 – Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the Maple Room on the Garden Level of Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Bu…

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Great River Health Systems names excellence award winners

May 11, 2012 – Great River Health Systems presented Excellence in Practice Awards Thursday, May 10, to five employees and one physician who have demonstrated exemplary practice or performed specific deeds that excee…

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

May 10, 2012 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington. …

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies offers May sales

April 30, 2012 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies stores is recognizing Mother’s Day and National Nurses Week with two sales.   For Mother’s Day, a 15 percent discount on Rollators® and l…

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Great River Friends sponsors book fair May 3, 4

April 27, 2012 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health Systems, Great River Friends is sponsoring a book fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4, in the Mercy Plaza lobby, 1225…

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Great River Health Systems to Offer Health-career Workshop May 3

April 26, 2012 – Great River Health Systems will offer a health-career workshop from Noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 3, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide whether health care is a possible…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

April 26, 2012 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First …

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Great River Health Systems Offers Program About Macular Degeneration and Other Eye Conditions

April 23, 2012 – A free program about macular degeneration and other eye conditions is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Road, Wes…

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Great River Health Systems offers diabetes-education classes

April 23, 2012 – You can live well with diabetes if you under-stand how to care for yourself. The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes. Afternoon classes are from 2:30 to 4:30…

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Great River Health Systems offers sibling-preparation class in May

April 23, 2012 – Great River Health Systems is offering a sibling-preparation class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12. Sibling-preparation class helps children develop realistic expectations about their new baby …

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Great River Medical Center provides free prenatal series

April 23, 2012 – Great River Medical Center offers a free six-week series of prenatal education classes for women in their sixth or seventh months of pregnancy and their partners or birth coaches. The classes will be …

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Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group to meet May 1

April 23, 2012 – Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Maple Room on the Garden Level of Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Bur…

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Great River Medical Center recertified as area trauma facility

April 20, 2012 – Great River Medical Center has received three-year recertification as an area trauma-care facility by the Iowa Trauma Care System. The system ensures that people throughout the state receive the appro…

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Learn to hear better at May 7 Great River Medical Center program

April 16, 2012 – Baby boomers have a higher incidence of hearing loss than previous generations. But technology to improve hearing is better than ever. On Monday, May 7, Great River Audiology will offer a program feat…

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

April 3, 2012 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. …

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

April 3, 2012 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “Firs…

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Free Grief Workshop Scheduled April 14

March 28, 2012 – “Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing” is the title of a free bereavement workshop offered by Great River Home Health and Hospice. Based on the book Tear Soup, the workshop will provide a bette…

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Great River Friends to hold jewelry fair April 5, 6

March 22, 2012 – 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, wa…

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Great River Business Health Hosts Drug Training for Supervisors, April 5

March 22, 2012 – Great River Business Health will host Drug Training for Supervisors from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Blackhawk Room at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington,…

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Great River Health Systems offers Sibling Preparation class in April

March 20, 2012 – Great River Health Systems is offering a sibling-preparation class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14. To register or receive more information, please call the Great River Medical Center’s …

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Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group to meet April 3

March 20, 2012 – Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Maple Room on the Garden Level of Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West B…

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Great River Health Systems offers diabetes-education classes

March 20, 2012 – You can live well with diabetes if you under-stand how to care for yourself. The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes. Afternoon classes are from 2:30 to 4:30…

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Great River Health Systems offers infant and child CPR training

March 20, 2012 – Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts you can give a child. Great River Health Systems is offering a free infant and child CPR class 6:3…

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Great River Gift Shop presents trunk show March 22

March 9, 2012 – Great River Gift Shop will host a fashion- accessory trunk show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Featured items include purses, jewelry and other accessories. The gift shop is located in Grea…

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Team BEAST to Host Beaster Bunny 5K March 31

March 8, 2012 – Team Beast will host its first Beaster Bunny 5K, Saturday, March 31, at the Burlington Regional Rec Plex, 501 S. Broadway, Burlington, Iowa. Great River Health Systems is the event’s lead sponso…

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

March 5, 2012 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. …

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Great River Mental Health Offers Mental Health First Aid training

March 1, 2012 – Great River Mental Health is offering a free two-day Mental Health First Aid course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30, on the Great River Health Systems campus, 1221 S. …

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Sleep Therapy Open House March 7, 8 at Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies

March 1, 2012 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies will host a Sleep Therapy Open House from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8, at 624 S. Roosevelt Ave., Burlington. Staff will pro…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

February 27, 2012 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “Firs…

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Great River Hospice Plans Volunteer Training

February 17, 2012 – 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 pr…

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Great River Health Systems to Begin Palliative Care Service

February 17, 2012 – Great River Palliative Care will begin Monday, Feb. 20. Palliative Care improves quality of life for patients and their families, and complements attending physicians' care as a consultative service. …

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Balance Screenings

February 16, 2012 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free balance screenings from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Blackhawk Room at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agenc…

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

February 16, 2012 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. …

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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Joins Great River Medicine Specialists

February 16, 2012 – Kelly Samberg, ARNP, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, has joined Great River Medicine Specialists. She is accepting new adult patient appointments. Samberg received her associate’s de…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Running Clinic

February 10, 2012 – 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 noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in t…

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Great River Health Systems offers new volunteer experience for teens

February 8, 2012 – Students who are interested in health careers and volunteering are invited to apply for Great River Health System’s Junior “Volunteen” program. An educational component has been adde…

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High-school students can explore careers at Great River Health Systems

February 8, 2012 – Every year, Great River Health Systems offers Medical Explorers, a series of programs that allows high-school students to take in-depth looks at health careers. The first meeting is scheduled from 6:3…

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Great River Health Systems to hold cardiovascular fair Feb. 25

February 7, 2012 – Great River Health Systems will offer a Cardiovascular Fair Saturday morning, Feb. 25, on the lower level of the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. It will include lipi…

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Great River Health Systems to Offer Health-career Workshop Feb. 23

February 1, 2012 – Great River Health Systems will offer a health-career workshop from Noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide whether health care is a possib…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

January 25, 2012 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First…

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Diabetes Education Course Offered in February

January 23, 2012 – You can live well with diabetes if you under-stand how to care for yourself. The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes. The sessions are from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m…

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Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group to Meet Feb 7.

January 23, 2012 – Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Maple Room on the lower level of Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Bur…

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Great River Health Systems Offers CPR for Infants and Children Class

January 23, 2012 – 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 February

January 23, 2012 – The Sibling Preparation Class helps children develop realistic expectations about their new baby brother or baby sister, and helps reduce the anxiety about being separated from their mothers. Children…

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Great River Friends offers scholarships

January 11, 2012 – Supporting students who are pursuing careers in health care is an important mission of Great River Friends, a community of donors and volunteers that supports Great River Health Systems. Each year, it…

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GRHS women’s health practitioner seeing patients in Wapello

January 11, 2012 – A nurse practitioner from Great River Women’s Health has begun seeing patients at Great River Clinic, Wapello. Appointments with Janette Schulz, A.R.N.P., are available every Friday. Schulz has…

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

January 4, 2012 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. …

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Great River Health Systems employees provide help for the holidays

January 3, 2012 – Hundreds of area residents are benefitting from the generosity of Great River Health Systems employees during the holiday season. In November, money collected in the health system’s 16th annua…

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Great River Medical Center offers occupational therapy in Wapello

January 2, 2012 – Great River Physical Therapy, a service of Great River Medical Center in Wapello, Iowa, will begin offering occupational therapy services Tuesday, Jan. 3. Occupational therapists help clients improve…

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