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  • Great River Friends Offers Scholarships for 2019-2020 School Year

    Two types of awards offered for health career studies West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 14, 2018 – Applications for Great River Friends scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are available. Two types of scholarships are offered to students pursuing health care careers. Applicants for high school scholarships must be seniors with minimum 3.0 grade point averages. They must live in or attend ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Diabetes Classes in January

    West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 14, 2018 – Great River 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 Jan. 7. Morning classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning Jan. 24. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or ...

  • Great River Health System's Kid Zone Earns Top Rating

    State awards five stars to employee child care center West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 13, 2018 – Kid Zone, Great River Health System’s child care center, has earned a five-star rating from the Iowa Department of Human Services’ Quality Rating System (QRS). It is the only center in southeast Iowa to hold the top rating. The Quality Rating System (QRS) was created in 2006 to raise the ...

  • Nelson Named Great River Health System EXCEL Service Hero

    West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 7, 2018 – Heather Nelson, Quality Resources, has been named an EXCEL Service Hero at Great River Health System. The health system recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend beyond routine, expected employee behavior. Criteria for the service hero award are based on the health system’s philosophy of care. EXCEL stands for Enthusiastically ...

  • Dr. Hoth to Retire After 50 Years in Medicine

    An early ‘MacGyver’ of medicine, she’s ready to be ‘Grandma Jo’ full time In the mid-1980s, the television show “MacGyver” introduced an intelligent title character who devised creative solutions to get the job done. Before that, there was JoEllen Hoth, MD. In 1965, the 5-foot, 2-inch new physician was faced with a dilemma early in her internship at ...

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