Great River Health Systems Affected by Telephone Outage

A broken fiber optic cable is preventing incoming and outgoing telephone calls at Great River Medical Center and Great River Health System clinics. Telephone calls within the hospital and clinics are unaffected by the outage.

Two cellphones have been dedicated to receiving emergency telephone calls only to the hospital. The numbers are (319) 759-8203 and 319-759-0058. Depending on call volume, the telephones may not be answered immediately.

Patients and staff may use personal cellphones for outgoing or incoming calls. Incoming calls to patients cannot be accepted on the emergency cellphones.