News

Great River Health Systems Pharmacist Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy

December 20, 2001 – Charman Cole, R.Ph., C.G.P., a pharmacist at Heritage Partners Pharmacy, has earned the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist designation from the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. As of Se…

Read More

Great River Health Systems Names Integrated Services Director

December 20, 2001 – A health-care veteran is Great River Health Systemsí new Integrated Services Director. Amy OíBrienís first day in the newly developed position was Dec. 3. She is a liaison to the health systemsí c…

Read More

Starman Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

December 20, 2001 – Switchboard Operator Jessie Starman has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. She began working in the hospitalís Nutrition Services Department in 1991. Starman lives in Burli…

Read More

Henderson, Cochran Named Great River Medical Centerís Employees of the Month

November 21, 2001 – Karl Henderson and John Cochran recently were honored as Great River Medical Centerís EXCEL Employees of the Month. A computer programmer, Henderson has worked at Great River Medical Center for 15…

Read More

Great River Health Systemsí Weinand Conducts First-in-the-Nation Study

October 17, 2001 – Jonathan Weinand, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Great River Mental Health Care Associates, is completing a study on the development of positive individual and community skills in adolescents. Base…

Read More

IbaŮez Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

October 9, 2001 – Biomedical Technician Mary IbaŮez has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. IbaŮez, of Burlington, began working in the hospitalís Biomedical Engineering Department in July 19…

Read More

Great River Medical Centerís Living History Program Receives State Award from Nursing Professionals

September 18, 2001 – Great River Medical Centerís Living History Program has received the 2001 Award for Innovations in Patient Care from the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders. It was presented during the organizationís …

Read More

Great River Medical Center Wins Building Design Award

September 18, 2001 – Great River Medical Center has received honorable mention recognition in the Modern Healthcare/American Institute of Architects 2001 Design Awards. Judging was based on design excellence, functional u…

Read More

Great River Medical Center Named ĎWell Workplaceí

September 18, 2001 – Great River Medical Center has earned the bronze Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Councils of America. It is given only to Americaís healthiest companies. Established in 1991, the awards init…

Read More

Campbell, Sebastian Named Great River Medical Centerís Employees of the Month

September 13, 2001 – Susie Campbell, R.N., and Alice Sebastian recently were honored as Great River Medical Centerís EXCEL Employees of the Month. A registered nurse in the Emergency Department, Campbell has worked at…

Read More

Great River Medical Center Psychologist Publishes Article

September 13, 2001 – The fall issue of The Behavioral Therapist features an article written by Jonathan Weinand, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Great River Mental Health Care Associates. The article explores the differ…

Read More

Great River Medical Center to Add Open MRI and Second CT Scanner

September 10, 2001 – Construction is under way at Great River Medical Center to add an ďopenĒ magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit and a second computed tomography (CT) scanner. Space within the hospitalís Diagnostic Ima…

Read More

Great River Health Systems Opens Nephrology Clinic

September 6, 2001 – Great River Nephrology, a new clinic for the treatment of patients with kidney disease, recently opened in the Mercy Plaza, which is located next to Great River Medical Center at 1225 S. Gear Ave., in…

Read More

Great River Medical Center Ranked Among Best Hospitals for Patient Satisfaction

August 22, 2001 – Just when the temperature outside has dropped out of the 90s, another important number within the walls of Great River Medical Center is breaking into the 90s. For the first time, the hospitalís inpat…

Read More

GRHS Cleans Up in Readers Choice Awards

August 14, 2001 – Results from The Hawk Eyeís Readers Choice poll are in, and Great River Health Systems dominated the health-services categories. Health system services placed in the top three in five categories, swee…

Read More

Burlington Area Family Practice Center Administrator Elected to State Board

August 6, 2001 – Burlington Area Family Practice Center Administrator Robert Poetting recently was elected to a three-year term on the Iowa Medical Group Management Associationís (IMGMA) board of directors. The associ…

Read More

Butcher Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

July 10, 2001 – Ginny Butcher has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. She was the 1997 Employee of the Year. A housekeeper in the Environmental Services Department, Butcher has worked a…

Read More

Johnson Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

June 25, 2001 – Denise Johnson, R.N., has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. Johnson, of Burlington, began working in the hospitalís Transitional Care Unit in August 2000 after graduating …

Read More

Great River Medical Center Auxiliary Announces Scholarship Recipients

May 29, 2001 – The Great River Medical Center Auxiliary has awarded scholarships to seven area students who are pursuing college degrees in health-related fields. The scholarship recipients were selected from more t…

Read More

Great River Health Systems to Disburse Community Endowment Funds

May 24, 2001 – On May 30, 16 organizations from throughout southeast Iowa and west-central Illinois will be presented with disbursement checks from Great River Health Systemsí Community Endowment Foundation. The amo…

Read More

GRMCís Fry Becomes Child Passenger Safety Technician

May 11, 2001 – Great River Medical Center Health Educator Jeannette Fry recently was certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician. The four-day course was offered by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the …

Read More

GRMC Auxiliary Makes Donation to Hospital

May 9, 2001 – Great River Medical Centerís Auxiliary presented a check totalling $15,000 to hospital officials last Wednesday evening at the auxiliaryís annual meeting. The donation will be used to complete a walkw…

Read More

Health System Passes Inspection with Flying Colors; Receives Full Reaccreditation

May 8, 2001 – Surveyors from the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) recently conducted a weeklong inspection of all Great River Health Systems operations. The preliminary res…

Read More

GRMC Offers New Language Line Service for Patients and Families

April 25, 2001 – Great River Medical Center has contracted with Language Line Services Ė a telephonic language translation service that is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Language Line Services may be…

Read More

Tolson Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

April 24, 2001 – Jaquelyn Tolson, R.N., has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. It is the second time she has received this distinction. A surgical nurse, Tolson has worked at Great River…

Read More

Great River Medical Center Announces EXCEL Employees of the Year

April 11, 2001 – Great River Medical Center has named three EXCEL Co-employees of the Year. They are Glenda Edenburn, Nutrition Aide, Klein Center; John Fox, R.Ph., Pharmacy Department; and Peggy Link, secretary, Canc…

Read More

GRHS Psychologist Attends American Psychological Association Meeting

April 11, 2001 – Child and adolescent psychologist Jonathan Weinand, Ph.D., Great River Mental Health Care Associates, recently returned from a governance meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washingto…

Read More

Ream Named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month

April 9, 2001 – Linda Ream, R.N., has been named Great River Medical Centerís Employee of the Month. She began her career at the hospital in 1978 as a nurseís aide. She has been a registered nurse in the Intensive Ca…

Read More

GRMC Offers Advanced InstaTrak Systemģ for Sinus Surgery

April 5, 2001 – In 1985, endoscopic sinus surgery shined new light on the countryís most persistent medical condition. Since then, it has become one of the most popular methods for treating sinus problems, but it is …

Read More

GRMC Begins Project to Enhance Award-winning Geothermal System

March 19, 2001 – A project to enhance Great River Medical Centerís geothermal system began Saturday, March 10, and is expected to continue through June. Two well-drilling rigs will be working daily, punching 240 holes…

Read More

GRHS Psychologist Publishes Article

February 20, 2001 – Jonathan Weinand, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with Great River Mental Health Care Associates, was recently informed that his article, "Twelve Ways to Increase Your Research Productivity," was accep…

Read More

GRHS Psychologist Elected to National Committee

January 12, 2001 – Jonathan Weinand, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with Great River Mental Health Care Associates, was recently elected to the American Psychological Association's (APA) Continuing Professional Educatio…

Read More

Search News