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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

December 28, 2011 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Sibling Preparation Class in January

December 21, 2011 – 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 Medical Center Provides Free Prenatal Series

December 21, 2011 – Great River Medical Center offers a free six-week series of prenatal education classes that help take the mystery out of the birth process, ease fear and help expectant parents prepare for this memora…

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Great River Health Systems Recognizes Service Hero

December 21, 2011 – Deanna Scott, Great River Hematology and Oncology, recently was named a Great River Health Systems EXCEL Service Hero. The health system recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend beyon…

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Imagine Campaign Announces Community-Betterment Ideas; Seeks Public’s Involvement

December 5, 2011 – The Imagine Campaign Steering Committee has announced the top five ideas submitted by area residents to make Des Moines County and the greater Burlington area a better place to live, work and play. T…

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Great River Hospice Offers Holiday Grief Workshop

November 28, 2011 – 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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Physician Joins Great River Cardiology

November 23, 2011 – Cardiologist Richard To, M.D., has joined Great River Cardiology. He will begin seeing patients Monday, Nov. 28. Dr. To joins Abdullah Alwahdani, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, in providing comprehensive general …

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Doug Peters, MD receives “Iowa Family Physician of the Year” award

November 22, 2011 – Doug Peters, MD, a West Burlington family physician, has been named the 2011-2012 Iowa Family Physician of the Year by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP). The presentation was made at the IA…

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Free Program Offered About New Treatment for Chronic Sinus Infections

November 22, 2011 – “The New Sinus Treatment … With Balloons” is a free program about Balloon SinuplastyTM, an effective surgical option for the treatment of blocked sinuses. Those interested in learn…

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies moves near hospital lobby

November 22, 2011 – The Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies store on Great River Health Systems’ campus has moved to a more-convenient location. The entrance is between Great River Medical Center’s lobby …

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Great River Health Systems Offers CPR for Infants and Children Class

November 21, 2011 – 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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Diabetes Education Course Offered in December

November 21, 2011 – 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. The sessions are from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.…

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Great River Friends’ Love Tree scholarship fundraiser expands

November 18, 2011 – In its 19th year, Great River Friends’ Love Tree program is expanding. This year, there will be trees at Great River Hospice House, Great River Clinic, Mediapolis and Great River Clinic, Wapello…

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Great River Friends sponsors book fair Dec. 5, 6

November 18, 2011 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health Systems, Great River Friends is sponsoring a Books Are Fun® book fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, D…

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Health-career Workshop Dec. 1

November 11, 2011 – Great River Health Systems will offer a health-career workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide whether health care is a possibl…

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Capitol Theater Campaign Meets Fundraising Goal; Pledges Still Accepted

November 11, 2011 – Officials with Bring Back the Magic – a campaign to restore and renovate downtown Burlington’s Capitol Theater – announced they have reached their $3 million fundraising goal. The c…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Program About Treatment for Failed Spine Surgery

November 11, 2011 – A free program about treatment for failed spine surgery is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W Agency Rd., West Burlingt…

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The Keokuk Clinic Joins Great River Health Systems

November 9, 2011 – The Keokuk Clinic, Lee County’s largest physician practice devoted to internal medicine, has signed an agreement to join Great River Health Systems. The contract takes effect Jan. 1, 2012. The …

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

November 8, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. …

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Concert to benefit Great River Hospice music-care program

November 1, 2011 – A concert to support Great River Hospice’s music-care program is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Oak Street Baptist Church, 1303 Oak St., Burlington. Part of the church’s “Fir…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

October 27, 2011 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First…

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Stroke Support Group to Meet Oct. 19

October 13, 2011 – A stroke support group is scheduled to meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington, Iowa. People …

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Great River Health Systems to Participate in Senior Health Fair

October 13, 2011 – Great River Health Systems will offer seven free screenings and health assessments during the Southeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging Senior Health Fair. It is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Frida…

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Great River Hospice Fun Run/Walk Set for Nov. 5

October 11, 2011 – The fourth annual Great River Hospice Fun Run/Walk is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, beginning on Great River Medical Center’s campus, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. It is sponsored …

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Widows/Widowers Invited to Special Workshop Oct. 22

October 10, 2011 – 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 3, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. …

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Great River Gift Shop Presents Trunk Show Oct. 20 and 21

October 3, 2011 – The Great River Gift Shop will host a fashion- accessory trunk show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21. Featured items include purses, jewelry and scarves. The gift shop is lo…

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Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies Hosts Breast Care Open House

September 23, 2011 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies will host a breast-care open house featuring the new Inspiration Breast FormTM by American Breast Care. A variety of other post-mastectomy products, including p…

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Great River Medical Center Provides Free Prenatal Series

September 22, 2011 – Great River Medical Center offers a free six-week series of prenatal education classes that help take the mystery out of the birth process, ease fear and help expectant parents prepare for this memora…

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Great River Health Systems Offers CPR for Infants and Children Class

September 22, 2011 – 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 Health Systems to Offer Health-career Workshop Oct. 13

September 22, 2011 – Great River Health Systems will offer a health-career workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide whether health care is a possib…

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Two Diabetes Education Courses Offered in October

September 22, 2011 – 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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Hospital to Host Party for Inpatient Rehabilitation Patients

September 19, 2011 – Great River Medical Center’s inpatient rehabilitation staff will host a party for current and former inpatient rehabilitation patients on Thursday, Sept. 29. Social time begins at 4:30 p.m. in …

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

September 15, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. …

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Great River Friends to Hold Jewelry Fair Sept. 22, 23

September 6, 2011 – 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 …

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Great River Nephrology Adds Nurse Practitioner

September 1, 2011 – Nurse practitioner Susan Brown, ARNP, has joined the medical staff at Great River Nephrology, a clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. She joins nephrologist Joseph Morris III, D.O.…

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Great River Pulmonology and Allergy Welcomes New Physician

August 31, 2011 – Pulmonologist and allergist Ralph Kanaan, M.D., recently began seeing patients at Great River Pulmonology and Allergy. Dr. Kanaan joins pulmonologist Valerie Velho-Denz, M.D. Dr. Kanaan received his …

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

August 29, 2011 – Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies encourages everyone to Color Our Community Pink Friday, Oct. 7, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds will benefit the American Can…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Free Health Education Series

August 26, 2011 – Great River Health Systems is offering a series of free health-education presentations for the public. At each hour-long session, a Great River Clinics physician will provide information and answer qu…

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Great River Health Systems Among Nation’s Top Electronic Medical Record Users

August 16, 2011 – Great River Health Systems has achieved the sixth of seven stages for implementing a paperless electronic medical record (EMR) system. The worldwide model was developed by HIMSS Analytics, a not-for-p…

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Physician Joins Great River Business Health

August 16, 2011 – Rachel Oliverio, D.O., M.P.H., recently joined the medical staff at Great River Business Health. She joins James Milani, D.O., the clinic’s medical director, and Rick Garrels, M.D. Great River B…

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Foot and Ankle Surgeon Joins Great River Orthopedic Specialists

August 9, 2011 – Orthopedic surgeon L. Nathan Gause, M.D., has joined Great River Orthopedic Specialists. Dr. Gause specializes in treating problems of the foot and ankle. He will begin seeing patients Wednesday, Au…

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Great River Hospice Hosts Grief Workshop for Men

August 8, 2011 – 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 20, at Great River Hospice House, …

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Great River Urology Adds Nurse Practitioner

August 3, 2011 – Great River Urology is pleased to announce the addition of nurse practitioner Julie DeSoe, ARNP. She joins urologist Louis Kantzavelos, M.D., in diagnosing and treating conditions of the kidneys, blad…

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

August 1, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. T…

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Great River Health Systems Offers CPR for Infants and Children Class

July 28, 2011 – 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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Two Diabetes Education Courses Offered in August

July 28, 2011 – 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’ Diabetes Support Group to Meet August 2

July 28, 2011 – Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 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 Medical Center Provides Free Prenatal Series

July 28, 2011 – Great River Medical Center offers a free six-week series of prenatal education classes that help take the mystery out of the birth process, ease fear and help expectant parents prepare for this memora…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

July 28, 2011 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 5, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “Fir…

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Great River Clinics Offer Reduced-price Sports Physicals

July 20, 2011 – Great River Clinics in Mediapolis and Wapello, Iowa, are offering reduced-price sports physicals. Great River Health Systems will donate half of the $30 physical fee to athletes’ schools for use…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Free Coaches Clinic

July 20, 2011 – Great River Health Systems will present a free clinic for coaches at all levels from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency R…

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Great River Clinics Welcomes New Surgeon

July 19, 2011 – James Harley, D.O., recently began seeing patients at Great River Surgeons. Dr. Harley joins general surgeons Michael Niehaus, M.D., and John Phillips, M.D., in providing comprehensive surgical servic…

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‘Welcome to Medicare’ Seminars Scheduled at Great River Medical Center

July 12, 2011 – The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will present four “Welcome to Medicare” seminars in July and August at Great River Medical Center. They will include introductions t…

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Ophthalmologist Joins Great River Health Systems

July 12, 2011 – Ophthalmologist Norah Khangura, M.D., will begin seeing patients Monday, July 25, at Great River Eye Specialists, a new clinic for the treatment of diseases and other conditions of the eyes. Great Riv…

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

July 6, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. T…

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Great River Health Systems Sponsors Kickball Tournament

June 30, 2011 – Great River Health Systems will sponsor a double-elimination kickball tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Notre Dame High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way. Teams ma…

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Great River Medical Center Provides Free Prenatal Series

June 30, 2011 – Great River Medical Center offers a free six-week series of prenatal education classes that help take the mystery out of the birth process, ease fear and help expectant parents prepare for this memora…

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Great River Medical Center Introduces High Performance Running Club

June 30, 2011 – Great River Medical Center’s High Performance Program has formed the High Performance Running Club to help novice runners with running technique. Professional athletic trainers will teach the pr…

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Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group to Meet July 5

June 28, 2011 – Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 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 Medical Center Provides Free Prenatal Series

June 28, 2011 – Great River Medical Center offers a free six-week series of prenatal education classes that help take the mystery out of the birth process, ease fear and help expectant parents prepare for this m…

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Two Diabetes Education Courses Offered in July

June 28, 2011 – 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 Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

June 24, 2011 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First…

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Great River Health Systems to Offer Health-career Workshop July 14

June 20, 2011 – Great River Health Systems will offer a health-career workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 14, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide whether health care is a possib…

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Great River Klein Center Groundbreaking Set for June 23

June 16, 2011 – A groundbreaking ceremony for Great River Health Systems’ new long-term-care home is scheduled at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 23, on the health systems’ West Burlington campus, 1221 S. Gear Ave.…

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

June 6, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. T…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

May 27, 2011 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First…

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Teddy Bear Picnic Set for Sunday, June 5

May 26, 2011 – The annual Teddy Bear Picnic is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Crapo Park Lake Starker. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy games, activities and ot…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Sibling Preparation Class in June

May 18, 2011 – Great River Health Systems 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 Offers CPR for Infants and Children Class

May 18, 2011 – 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 Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group to Meet June 7

May 18, 2011 – Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, in the Maple Room on the lower level of Great River Medical Center. The support group is for p…

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Two Diabetes Education Courses Offered in June

May 18, 2011 – 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 Names Excellence Award Winners

May 16, 2011 – Great River Health Systems presented Excellence in Practice Awards Thursday, May 12, 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 3, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. Th…

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Great River Hospice Offers Free Program for Remembering Mothers

April 29, 2011 – Great River Hospice is offering a free program for women whose mothers have passed away. “Hats My Mother Wore” is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Great River Hospice Hou…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

April 29, 2011 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First …

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Great River Health Systems Announces Network Relationship with UnitedHealthcare Services

April 29, 2011 – Effective Sunday, May 1, Great River Health Systems and their employed physicians will participate in UnitedHealthcare’s commercial network, including the network maintained for UnitedHealthcare…

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Klein Center Names Employee of the Year

April 28, 2011 – Social Services Coordinator Tara Pope is Great River Klein Center’s EXCEL Employee of the Year for service during 2010. She has worked at the Klein Center since 2003. The Klein Center is a 125-…

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First Federal Iowa Sponsors Free Civic Music Performance for Students

April 20, 2011 – First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa is sponsoring a free Burlington Civic Music Association performance for area students beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, Iowa. …

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

April 20, 2011 – Great River Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 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 Provides Free Family Footprints Prenatal Series

April 20, 2011 – 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 Offers Sibling Preparation Class in May

April 20, 2011 – 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 Friends Donates Money, Announces Scholarship Recipients

April 18, 2011 – At its annual meeting Thursday, April 14, Great River Friends awarded $10,000 in scholarships and donated $43,582.48 to Great River Health Systems. Ten area high-school seniors who will begin studyin…

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Great River Hospice to Host Program on Spirituality and End-of-life Care

April 5, 2011 – Spirituality and end-of-life care is the topic of a distance-learning program to be shown from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Great River Hospice House, 1306. S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. A pane…

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

April 5, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. …

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Great River Medical Center to Offer Health-career Workshop April 21

April 5, 2011 – Great River Medical Center will offer a health-career workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide whether health care is a possi…

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New Equipment at Great River Health Systems Strengthens Spines and Measures Results

April 5, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics is using spine-rehabilitation equipment that’s taking the aches away from chronic neck and lower-back problems. MedX® cervical and lumber extension m…

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Art Show and Spiritual Journey at Great River Medical Center April 18 to 25

April 4, 2011 – An art show and self-guided reflective experience at Great River Health Systems 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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Great River Health Systems Names Employee of the Year

March 30, 2011 – Talethia Mitchell is Great River Health Systems’ EXCEL Employee of the Year for service during 2010. She began working as a certified nurse assistant at Great River Klein Center in 1985. She tra…

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Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics Offers Free Balance Screenings

March 25, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free balance screenings from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, in the Blackhawk Room at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency …

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CinemaVision® Makes MRIs Easier at Great River Medical Center

March 24, 2011 – Great River Medical Center’s Diagnostic Imaging Department is using virtual-reality technology to distract some patients from claustrophobic feelings and banging sounds during magnetic resonance…

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Great River Friends Sponsors Book Fair April 7, 8

March 24, 2011 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health Systems, Great River Friends is sponsoring a Blue Ribbon® Book Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, …

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

March 23, 2011 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “Firs…

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

March 17, 2011 – Great River Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Maple Room on the lower level of the hospital. The support group is for people who ar…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Sibling Preparation Class in April

March 17, 2011 – 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 Recognized as an American Heart Association Start! Fit-Friendly Company

March 17, 2011 – Great River Health Systems has been recognized as a platinum-level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s Start! program for helping employees eat better and move more. …

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Great River Hospice Announces Flower Sale Fundraiser

March 15, 2011 – Great River Hospice is having its 2nd Annual Spring Flower Sale. Coordinated by community volunteers, the sale will help ensure quality end-of-life care to all patients, regardless of financial or ins…

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Free Grief Workshop Scheduled March 19

March 7, 2011 – “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 …

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

March 7, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. …

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Great River Hospice Plans Volunteer Training

March 3, 2011 – 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 sche…

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Great River Health Systems Offers Free Clinic for Area Coaches

March 1, 2011 – Staff from Great River Health Systems will provide a free clinic for all coaching levels from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 19, at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West …

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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Joins Great River Medicine Specialists

February 28, 2011 – Jane Schuler, M.S.N.-FNP, ARNP, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, has joined Great River Medicine Specialists. She is accepting new adult patient appointments. Schuler received a master&rsqu…

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Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Earns International Accreditation

February 21, 2011 – Great River Medical Center’s entire Inpatient Rehabilitation program has received a three-year accreditation from the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Specific acc…

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Great River Medical Center Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

February 21, 2011 – Great River Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM  for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health…

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Great River Medical Center to Offer Health-career Workshop Feb 24

February 14, 2011 – Great River Medical Center will offer a health-career workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb 24, for high-school students and displaced workers to help them decide if health care is a possible car…

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Great River Medical Center Offers Running Clinic

February 10, 2011 – 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. 26, …

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Great River Cardiology Providing Monthly Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinic

February 9, 2011 – A monthly clinic to treat patients with electrical disturbances of the heart is offered by Great River Cardiology at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa. Treatment is provided by Bria…

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

February 8, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. T…

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Great River Hospice to Host Grief-sharing Program

January 28, 2011 – A support program for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. “First…

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Great River Friends to Hold Jewelry Fair Feb. 10, 11

January 25, 2011 – 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 Friends Holds Membership Drive

January 14, 2011 – Great River Friends’ annual membership drive is under way. Members are dedicated to supporting Great River Health Systems and the patients and families it serves through their gifts of time, tal…

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Great River Friends Accepting Scholarship Applications

January 11, 2011 – Great River Friends is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2011-2012 school year. Scholarships are for high-school seniors or adults who have been in the workforce and want to transit…

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Great River Hospice Musicians to Perform Jan. 18

January 6, 2011 – “A Night of Music,” a program featuring performances by Great River Hospice’s volunteer musicians, is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 18, in the lobby of Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gea…

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Lake Geode Challenge Triathlon Set for July 16

January 5, 2011 – The Lake Geode Challenge triathlon is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Geode State Park in Danville, Iowa. The Olympic-distance event provides triathletes of all abilities with a …

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

January 4, 2011 – Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics staff will provide free diabetic foot screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. T…

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