News in 2018

  • Great River Klein Center Receives National Award

    West Burlington, Iowa, July 25, 2018 – Great River Klein Center has been named a 2018 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions awarded by the organization’s National Quality Award program, which recognizes dedication to improving ...

  • FMCH AND GREAT RIVER MEDICAL CENTER TO PARTNER

    West Burlington, Iowa, July 24, 2018 – Healthcare in southeast Iowa is about to get stronger. The Board of Directors at Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) has signed an affiliation agreement to join Great River Medical Center as partners under the Great River Health System corporate umbrella. The agreement will become effective Wednesday, August 1. This partnership, of two independent ...

  • Great River Hospice Offers Workshop to Help Youth Overcome Loss of a Loved One

    Free event helps children know they are not alone

    West Burlington, Iowa, July 18, 2018 – Great River Hospice is hosting a free program to help youths ages 7 to 15 who have experienced a loss that has greatly affected their lives. The Climb: A Workshop to Help Youth Overcome the Loss of a Loved One is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Road, West Burlington. Participants will ...

  • Balance class begins Aug. 7 at Great River Health System

    Helps older adults reduce fall risks and increase activity

    West Burlington, Iowa, July 20, 2018 – A nationally recognized program that helps older adults reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels begins Tuesday, Aug 7. Classes in the eight-week session will be from 10 to noon at Great River Health Fitness, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. Participants learn to: View falls as controllable Set goals for increasing activity Make ...

  • Ophthalmologist Joins Great River Eye Specialists

    Jordan Gross, MD, is a University of Iowa graduate

    West Burlington, Iowa, July 11, 2018 – Ophthalmologist Jordan Gross, MD, has joined Great River Eye Specialists, a clinic for the treatment of diseases and other conditions of the eyes. The Great River Health System clinic is in Suite 309 in the Eastman Plaza, 1223 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, Iowa. Dr. Gross received his medical degree from the University of Iowa, and he completed his ...

  • Joint Replacements and Alternatives Topics of July 26 Healthy U Program

    Nonsurgical treatment also can improve mobility

    West Burlington, Iowa, July 11, 2018 – Great River Health System’s educational series for women and men continues at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Theron Jameson, DO, and Lia Kempker, PA-C, will discuss joint-replacement surgery and treatment options for improving mobility and reducing pain. The program will be in the in the Blackhawk Room, Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Pre- and Postnatal Workshops

    Women will learn about nutrition and exercise

    West Burlington, Iowa, July 11, 2018 – Great River Health Fitness is offering interactive pre- and postnatal workshops Saturday, July 28, in Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. The workshop for women in their first and second trimesters is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The third-trimester and postnatal workshop will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10 each, or $15 ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Diabetes Classes in August

    West Burlington, Iowa, July 12, 2018 – Great River Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next morning series will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning Aug. 9. Afternoon classes will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Aug. 13. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or ...

  • Diabetes: You Could Be at Risk

    Ninety percent of people with prediabetes don't know it. Are you one of them?

    Take the Prediabetes Quiz Although the term “prediabetes” has existed for about 15 years, many people don’t know what it is and, more importantly, how to stop it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 10 to 30 percent of people with ...

  • Great River Sleep Disorders Center and EEG Services Reaccredited

    Sleep testing helps identify causes of sleep apnea, insomnia and other problems West Burlington, Iowa, June 28, 2018 – Three services at Great River Medical Center recently received reaccreditation. Accreditation provides independent, objective verification of quality and enhances credibility. Great River Sleep Disorders Center was granted five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy ...

  • Great River Health System offers diabetes classes in July

    West Burlington, Iowa, June 21, 2018 – Great River Health System-Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next morning series will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning July 12. Afternoon classes will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning July 16. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having ...

  • Headaches are topic of June 28 Great River Health System program

    Headaches are annoying, but usually not life-threatening West Burlington, Iowa, June 15, 2018 – Great River Health System’s educational series for women and men continues at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Doug Peters, MD, Great River Family Medicine, will discuss causes and cures of headaches, which usually are annoying but not life-threatening. They can be caused by dehydration, ...

  • Great River Friends awards scholarships

    West Burlington, Iowa, June 7, 2018 – Great River Friends recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to students pursing health care careers. Ten $1,000 scholarships were given in two categories. Scholarships for high school seniors were awarded to: Carleigh Cass, Central Lee High School, Pre-Medicine, University of Iowa Thea Good, Notre Dame High School, Nursing, Luther College Gunnar Hoffer, ...

  • Shacklett named Great River Health System EXCEL Service Hero

    West Burlington, Iowa, June 7, 2018 – Autumn Shacklett, Patient Financial Services-Patient Billing, 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 ...

  • Great River Friends donates $53,100 to Great River Health System

    West Burlington, Iowa, June 7, 2018 – Great River Friends donated $53,100 this spring to Great River Health System, a $22,000 increase over last year’s gift. The money has been designated for these projects: Activity supplies at the Klein Center Books for children in the Pediatrics Unit Breast milk from Mothers Milk Bank of Iowa for newborns in the Obstetrics Unit Educational calendars ...

  • Great River Health System names excellence award winners

    West Burlington, Iowa, May 18, 2018 – Great River Health System presented Excellence in Practice Awards Thursday, May 17, to six employees and one physician who have shown exemplary practice or performed specific deeds that exceed expectations to help patients, patients’ families, coworkers, the community or their professions. The Clinical Excellence Award recognizes outstanding ...

  • Better sleep topic of May 24 Great River Health System program

    Sleep is as important as diet and exercise

    West Burlington, Iowa, May 9, 2018 – Great River Health System’s educational series for women and men continues at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Great River Sleep Disorders Center Medical Director Anil Dhuna, MD, will discuss how to get a better night’s rest. Sleep is as important to good health as diet and exercise. Light snacks will be available. The registration deadline is ...

  • Great River Health System offers diabetes classes in June

    West Burlington, Iowa, May 10, 2018 – 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 June 11. Morning classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning June 14. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having ...

  • Eads named Great River Health System EXCEL Service Hero

    Nominated for exceeding Cafeteria customers' expectations

    West Burlington, Iowa, May 9, 2018 – Jimmy Eads, Nutrition Services, 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 systems’ philosophy of care. EXCEL stands for Enthusiastically friendly, ...

  • Great River Health System offers free diabetes program June 7

    Know your numbers; improve your health

    West Burlington, Iowa, May 10, 2018 – Knowing and understanding blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar numbers are critical for good health. Learn what they mean at Great River Health System-Diabetes Education’s Coffee Talk quarterly support group. It will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Great River Health System-Family Medicine, Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West ...

  • Balance class begins June 5 at Great River Health System

    Helps older adults reduce fall risks and increase activity

    West Burlington, Iowa, May 10, 2018 – A nationally recognized program that helps older adults reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels begins Tuesday, June 5. Classes in the eight-week session will be from 10 to noon at Great River Health System-Health Fitness, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. Participants learn to: View falls as controllable Set goals for increasing ...

  • Great River Medical Center recognized for delivering quality, affordable maternity care

    One of 18 Iowa hospitals to receive Wellmark designation

    West Burlington, Iowa, May 3, 2018 – Great River Medical is one of 18 Iowa hospitals to receive Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction ® Center+ for Maternity Care designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. The designation helps prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care. Nearly 4 million babies are born in the ...

  • Great River Health System Junior Volunteen applications due May 18

    Summer experience set for June 11 to Aug. 3

    West Burlington, Iowa, May 3, 2018 – Great River Health System’s summer Junior Volunteen Program for youths 16 to 18 years old is scheduled from Monday, June 11 to Friday, Aug. 3. The eight-week program provides opportunities to explore health care careers, gain work experience and fulfill volunteer requirements for school and service projects. Positions for Junior Volunteens are ...

  • Sleep therapy open house May 15, 16

    West Burlington, Iowa, April 23, 2018 – Great River Health System-Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies will host a Sleep Therapy Open House from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, at 624 S. Roosevelt Ave., Burlington. Staff will provide free maintenance checks on CPAP and BiPAP machines, and a variety of mask styles will be on display. Durable medical equipment ...

  • Great River Health System offers diabetes classes in May

    West Burlington, Iowa, April 12, 2018 – 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 May 7. Morning classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning May 17. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having ...

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