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