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Gaal, Gray Named EXCEL Service Heroes at Great River Medical Center

December 29, 2006 – Krista Gaal and Paula Gray are Great River Medical Centerís newest EXCEL Service Heroes. Gaal, of Washington, Iowa, is a physical therapist who works in Home Health Care and Hospice, and at Henry …

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DeSotel Receives Certification in Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

December 18, 2006 – Ramona DeSotel, R.N., manager, Great River Digestive Health Center, has received the designation of Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse. The certification is awarded by the Certifying Board of…

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Great River Health Systems to Go Tobacco-free in 2007

December 12, 2006 – Great River Health Systems will implement a tobacco-free policy effective Wednesday, April 4, 2007. This policy prohibits the use of all forms of tobacco on all Great River Health Systems property, bo…

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Great River Medical Center Receives State Performance-excellence Award

December 6, 2006 – Great River Medical Center has received a 2006 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (IRPE) Silver Achievement Award. Governor-elect Chet Culver has been invited to present the award at the annu…

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Physician Assistant Joins Great River Business Health

November 30, 2006 – Board-certified physician assistant Patrick Bredar has joined Great River Business Health (formerly Great River Occupational Medicine) as a full-time provider of health-care services to area employers…

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GRMC Hospice House Groundbreaking Set for Nov. 13

November 1, 2006 – The community is invited to the groundbreaking for Great River Medical Centerís hospice house. It is scheduled at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. The 17,000-square-foot facility will be located on the southwe…

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Great River Medical Center to Receive Iowa Quality Center Site Visit

October 18, 2006 – This summer, Great River Medical Center submitted an application with the Iowa Quality Centerís 2006 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (IRPE) program. Organizations that receive this recogni…

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Great River Klein Center to Host Legislative Forum Oct. 23

October 16, 2006 – Great River Klein Center will host a long-term-care legislative forum at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Emerald Room. The address is 2910 Madison Ave., Burlington, Iowa. The public form will be led…

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Great River Medical Center Awarded Joint Commissionís Disease-specific Certification

October 4, 2006 – Great River Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizationsí (JCAHO) Gold Seal of ApprovalTM certification for health-care quality in three areas: acute myo…

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Urologists Joining Great River Health Systems in August 2007

September 22, 2006 – Urologists Daniel Lee, M.D., and Brian Lindaman, M.D., will join Great River Health Systems next summer and provide services through a new clinic for the diagnosis of urologic conditions. The clinic w…

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Great River Medical Center to Build Hospice House

September 12, 2006 – Great River Medical Center will open a hospice house in summer 2007. Final designs should be approved next week. Contractors will bid on the project in September, and construction is set to begin in …

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Great River Health Systems and University of Iowa to Offer Urology Clinic

September 11, 2006 – Great River Health Systems is partnering with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to provide a urology clinic on the Great River Medical Center campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning F…

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Great River Health Systems Open House Features Emergency Transportation Building, Child Care Center

July 7, 2006 – The two newest buildings on Great River Health Systemís West Burlington campus will be featured in a public open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15. The 7,500-square-foot emergency transport…

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Great River Medical Center Installs New State-of-the-Art Digital Mammography System

June 1, 2006 – This summer, Great River Medical Center will be among the first hospitals in Iowa to use a new digital mammography system that significantly enhances physiciansí abilities to detect and diagnose breas…

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Great River Medical Center Auxiliary Donates Money, Announces Scholarship Recipients

May 22, 2006 – Great River Medical Centerís Auxiliary recently disbursed $49,149 at its annual meeting. Nine area students who are pursuing college degrees in health-related fields received a combined total of $10,0…

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Johnson, Mercer Named EXCEL Service Heroes at Great River Medical Center

May 22, 2006 – Director of Facilities John Mercer and Facilities Supervisor Larry Johnson have been named EXCEL Service Heroes at Great River Medical Center. Employees are recognized for actions that extend beyo…

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Great River Health Systems to Disburse Community Endowment Funds

May 17, 2006 – Next week, 35 area organizations will receive a combined total of $150,947 from Great River Health Systemsí Community Endowment Foundation. The money provided by Great River Health Systems to these or…

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Four Great River Medical Center Nurses on List of Iowaís Best

May 8, 2006 – Four Great River Medical Center nurses are among 100 Great Iowa Nurses chosen by the Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Foundation, Iowa Hospital Association and University of Iowa College of Nursin…

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Des Jardins Becomes Fellow of Health-care Finance Association

May 8, 2006 – Christy Des Jardins, director of Great River Medical Centerís Accounting Department, recently completed the certification requirements to become a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Associa…

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Shipman Named EXCEL Service Hero at Great River Medical Center

May 8, 2006 – Tammy Shipman, L.P.N., Home Health Care and Hospice, recently was named an EXCEL Service Hero at Great River Medical Center. Employees are recognized for actions that extend beyond work requiremen…

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Great River Medical Center Celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 26, 2006 – Great River Medical Center volunteers are being honored during National Volunteer Week, April 23 through 29. The theme, ďInspire by Example,Ē reflects the power volunteers have to inspire the people t…

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Great River Medical Center Receives Physician Medical Education Accreditation

April 4, 2006 – Great River Medical Center has been surveyed by the Iowa Medical Society and has been awarded accreditation for two years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. CME acc…

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Great River Medical Center Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

March 31, 2006 – Great River Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping the public make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory-care…

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Great River Hospice Participates in National Cancer Pain Study

March 20, 2006 – Great River Hospice is participating in a five-year National Cancer Institute grant to study ways to improve cancer pain management in older adults. The project is called Cancer Pain in Elders: Promot…

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Great River Health Systems Receives National Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

March 6, 2006 – Great River Health Systems has been named a winner of the American Psychological Associationís 2006 National Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award. The health system was named the winner in the n…

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Great River Health Systems Accepting Community Endowment Applications

March 2, 2006 – Great River Health Systems is now accepting applications for funding from its Community Endowment Foundation. The foundation helps foster the development of health-care services that may otherwise not…

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Augustine Earns Human Resources Certification

March 2, 2006 – Kelly Augustine, a Human Resources generalist at Great River Medical Center, has earned certification as a Professional in Human Resources. To become certified, Augustine passed a comprehensive examin…

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Great River Health Systems Names Three EXCEL Service Heroes

February 8, 2006 – Great River Health Systems recently named its first three EXCEL Service Heroes in 2006. The award is based on actions that extend beyond the health systemsí core values: enthusiastically friendly, X-c…

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Great River Medical Center Names New Department Directors

February 8, 2006 – Great River Medical Center recently promoted three people from within the hospital to department directors. They are: ē Karen Darnell, director of Registration. Darnell began working at the hospital …

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USA Triathlon Selects Great River Medical Center as First Regional Training Site

February 1, 2006 – USA Triathlon, the governing body for the multi-sport of triathlon in the United States, has selected Great River Medical Center as the organizationís first regional training center. The hospital is t…

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Auxiliary Accepting Scholarship Applications

January 24, 2006 – The Great River Medical Center Auxiliary is accepting scholarship applications for the 2006-2007 school year. Scholarships are for high-school seniors and nontraditional college students pursuing coll…

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Auxiliary Holds Membership Drive

January 24, 2006 – Great River Medical Centerís Auxiliary membership drive is under way. The auxiliary supports the hospital in its mission to improve the regionís health by providing high-quality care, world-class cust…

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Physician and Physician Assistant to Provide Care at West Point Clinic

January 16, 2006 – Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25, Rommel Adajar, M.D., an internal medicine physician with Great River Medicine Specialists in West Burlington, will begin seeing patients on Wednesdays at the West Point C…

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