• Great River Medical Center Makes $158.2 Million Impact on Local Economy


    Iowa’s health care sector provides more than 330,000 jobs statewide Great River Medical Center generates 2,416 jobs that add $119.2 million to Des Moines County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). Hospital employees by themselves spend $36.8 million on retail sales and contribute $2.2 million in state sales tax revenue. In total, Great River ...

  • Great River Health System Names Two Service Heroes


    Black and Hurt work at Keokuk clinic Kathy Black and Donna Hurt are Great River Health System’s newest EXCEL Service Heroes. They work at Great River Health System-Keokuk. Criteria for the Service Hero award are based on the health systems’ philosophy of care. EXCEL stands for Enthusiastically friendly, X-ceeding expectations, Caring and compassionate, Energetic teamwork, and ...

  • Group Diabetes Classes Begin in April


    Great River Health System-Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next afternoon series will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning April 9. Morning classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning April 19. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral ...

  • Great River Health System-Friends Sponsors $5 Jewelry Sale April 4, 5


    In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health System, Great River Health System-Friends is sponsoring its popular $5 jewelry and accessory fair in April. It is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Mercy Plaza lobby, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. Thousands of items from Masquerade jewelry, including scarves, watches and ...

  • Medicine is Topic of March 29 Healthy U Program


    Third topic in Healthy U series for women and men Great River Health System’s educational series for women and men continues at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Pharmacist Matt Shivers will discuss how to take medicines properly, commonly prescribed and new medicines, the opioid crisis and medications shortages. Light snacks will be available. The registration deadline is Monday, March 26. ...

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