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Great River Health Systems recognized for waste reduction and recycling efforts

October 20, 2014 – Des Moines County Regional Waste Commission recently awarded its Large Business Award to Great River Health Systems for its excellence in waste reduction and recycling. Highlights of the health syste…

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Great River Eye Specialists offers free program about laser treatments for vision problems

October 16, 2014 – A free program about the latest laser treatment procedures for vision problems is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, Blackhawk Room, Great River Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Ro…

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Skin care, makeup workshop offered for women with cancer

October 15, 2014 – A free workshop for women being treated for cancer is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. Look Good … Feel Be…

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Great River Health Systems’ CEO Mark Richardson receives industry leadership award

October 14, 2014 – Great River Health Systems’ President and CEO Mark Richardson has received the Iowa Hospital Association’s Excellence in Leadership Award. IHA presents the award annually to an Iowa hospit…

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Great River Health Systems Recognizes Service Hero

October 14, 2014 – Dawn Fenton, Nursing Informatics, has been named an EXCEL Service Hero at Great River Health Systems. The health system regularly recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend beyond r…

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Great River Health Fitness Offers After-stroke Exercise Program

October 13, 2014 – Great River Health Fitness is offering a new supervised exercise program for people who have had a stroke. It will begin in November. FAME (Fitness And Mobility Exercise) will focus on improving stren…

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Great River Hospice Fun Run/Walk Set for Nov. 1

October 8, 2014 – The seventh annual Great River Hospice Fun Run/Walk is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning on Great River Medical Center campus, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. The event is sponsored …

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Great River Health Systems ranks eighth among Top 100 workplace

October 8, 2014 – Great River Health Systems has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Iowa, according to a recent Des Moines Register survey. Great River Health Systems ranked eighth in the large compan…

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Widows/Widowers Invited to Special Workshop Oct. 11

October 8, 2014 – 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 Friends to Hold Jewelry Fair Oct. 22 to 24

October 7, 2014 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health Systems, Great River Friends is sponsoring its last jewelry fair of the year. It is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Thu…

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Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic Earns Accreditation

September 19, 2014 – Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic has been awarded three-year accreditation with distinction from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).   Hyperbaric facilities must meet mor…

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Great River Hospice Plans Volunteer Training

September 19, 2014 – 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 i…

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Family Practitioner Joins Great River Women’s Health

August 27, 2014 – Family practitioner Hannah Heckart, M.D., recently joined Great River Women’s Health. She is accepting new appointments for female family medicine and obstetrics/gynecology patients. A native o…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Classes in August, September

August 27, 2014 – The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes. The next morning series, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, will begin Aug. 28. Afternoon classes will be from …

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Great River Health Systems Offers Sports Medicine Clinic for Student Athletes

August 27, 2014 – Two Great River Health Systems services – Great River Orthopaedic Specialists and Great River Athletic and Performance Center – are providing a sports medicine clinic to area student athle…

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Great River Health Systems Recognizes EXCEL Service Heroes

August 15, 2014 – Great River Health Systems recognized five EXCEL Service Heroes in the first half of 2014. They were: Judith Brueck, Quality Resources Kori Griffin, Sleep Disorders Center Mary Moore, Q…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Program on Weight-loss Surgery Aug. 28

August 15, 2014 – The new Great River Bariatric Center will offer an educational program on weight-loss surgery at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Blackhawk Room, on the lower level of Great River Wellness Plaza, 1401…

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Great River Hospice Grief-Sharing Program Cancelled

June 26, 2014 – “First Friday Share”, a support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one, will not meet in July due to Independence Day. The next program is scheduled for Friday, Au…

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Great River Friends begins Annual Giving Campaign; donates $54,294

June 11, 2014 – Great River Friends’ Circle of Friends Annual Giving Campaign is underway. The money raised will support programs and projects at Great River Health Systems and provide scholarships for students…

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Great River Friends awards scholarships

June 11, 2014 – 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 award…

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Great River Health Systems offers SPARC for young athletes

June 11, 2014 – Great River Health Systems is offering SPARC (speed, plyometrics, agility, resistance and cross-training) to help athletes, ages 15 to 22, improve their performance for all sports. During this 17-sess…

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Men’s Grief Workshop Set for June 21

June 11, 2014 – Reeling in Grief: A Workshop for Men will combine information on grief-coping strategies with the relaxation of fishing. It is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Great River Hospice House, 1306…

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Great River Health Systems Presents Excellence in Practice Awards

June 3, 2014 – Great River Health Systems presented Excellence in Practice Awards in May to five employees and one physician who have demonstrated exemplary practice or performed specific deeds that exceed…

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Exercise, Yoga Instructor Classes Offered at Great River Health Fitness

June 3, 2014 – Great River Health Fitness is offering two Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) workshops for fitness professionals. Primary Group Exercise Certification (v4) is scheduled from 9 a.m. t…

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Great River Friends to Have Book Fair June 18, 19

June 3, 2014 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health Systems, Great River Friends is sponsoring a book fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in th…

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Great River Gastroenterology Opens in Eastman Plaza

June 3, 2014 – A new clinic has opened on Great River Health Systems’ West Burlington campus. Great River Gastroenterology is in Eastman Plaza, Suite 205, 1223 S. Gear Ave. The telephone number is 319-768-1520…

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Cardiologist Mark Woodard Joins Great River Cardiology

June 3, 2014 – Cardiologist Mark Woodard, D.O., has joined Great River Cardiology. He is seeing patients in a temporary office in Suite 159, Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, Iowa. Dr. Woodard r…

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Alwahdani Rejoins Great River Cardiology

June 3, 2014 – Interventional cardiologist and vascular specialist Abdullah Alwahdani, M.D., has rejoined Great River Cardiology and is seeing patients at the clinic’s office in Great River Heart and Vascular …

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Dr. Sanchez Earns Distinguished Fellow Status from American Psychiatric Association

June 3, 2014 – Francis Sanchez, M.D., CPE, Great River Mental Health, has been named a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The 160-year-old association is the world’s largest ps…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Four-week Diabetes Class

June 3, 2014 – The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers a four-week group diabetes class. The afternoon series is from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays beginning June 23. Morning classes are from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thur…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Spring Diabetes Classes

April 9, 2014 – The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes. The afternoon series is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning April 21. Morning classes are from 8:30 to 10:30 a.…

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Moore Named Great River Health Systems Service Hero

April 9, 2014 – Mary Moore, infection prevention coordinator, has been named an EXCEL Service Hero at Great River Health Systems. The health system regularly recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend b…

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Great River Hospice Plans Volunteer Training

March 25, 2014 – 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 sched…

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Great River Health Systems to convert to new electronic health record April 1

March 25, 2014 – A yearlong electronic health record and data conversion is set to go live at Great River Health Systems Tuesday, April 1. It’s the health system’s largest project since the opening of Grea…

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Great River Friends to Hold Jewelry Fair March 20, 21

March 5, 2014 – 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 scarves, watches…

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Heritage Pharmacies Offer Online Prescription Services

March 5, 2014 – Heritage Family Pharmacy and Heritage Park Pharmacy have added online prescription services. People can order prescription refills, and view and print lists of their medicines at HeritageParkFamilyPha…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Help with Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment

March 5, 2014 – Great River Health Systems’ financial counselors have completed training to become Certified Application Counselors for the Health Insurance Marketplace. They are available by appointment to hel…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Program on Weight-loss Surgery March 20

March 5, 2014 – The new Great River Bariatric Center will offer an educational program on weight-loss surgery at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Blackhawk Room, on the lower level of Great River Wellness Plaza, 140…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

January 31, 2014 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 7 at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Road, WestBurlington. “Fi…

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Great River Athletic and Performance Center to Offer Pedaling Efficiency Assessments

January 31, 2014 – Great River Athletic and Performance Center is scheduling pedaling efficiency assessments from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, on the lower level of Great River Wellness Plaza. Participants sho…

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Great River Health Systems Recognizes Service Hero

January 31, 2014 – Penny Rea-Bailey is Great River Health Systems’ first EXCEL Service Hero of 2014. The health system regularly recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend beyond routine, expected em…

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Skin care, makeup workshop offered for women with cancer

January 27, 2014 – A free workshop for women being treated for cancer is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. Look Good … Feel Better is a …

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Great River Friends accepting scholarship applications

January 21, 2014 – Great River Friends, a community of donors and volunteers that supports Great River Health Systems, is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. The goal of the scholarshi…

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Great River Home Health Named as a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite

January 2, 2014 – Great River Home Health has been named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home-health agencies in the United States. Now in its eighth year, HomeCare Elite id…

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