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 for Heart and Vascular Center patients
  • Electronic tablets for use in the Cardiovascular Care and Intensive Care units
  • Group project materials for Behavioral Health patients
  • Ice packs for patients to take home after surgery
  • Klein Center’s Music and Memory Program for dementia
  • Landscaping outside the Cancer Center
  • Lift for transferring Hospice House patients
  • Materials for patient comfort projects including quilts, pillows and greeting cards – Volunteer Services
  • Sleep sacks for babies born in the Women and Family Center
  • Sofa beds for patient and family rooms at the Hospice House
  • Wigs for Cancer Center patients

Great River Friends is a community of donors and volunteers that supports Great River Health System with the gifts of time, talent and treasure. For more information, please call Volunteer Services at 319-768-3340.