News in 2019

  • Great River Friends' Love Trees Remember, Honor Loved Ones

    Great River Friends’ Love Tree Program offers an opportunity to recognize people during the holidays while raising money for Great River Medical Center. With a donation of $25, an ornament accompanied by a loved one’s name will be placed on the donor’s choice of trees in Great River Medical Center’s lobby, Great River Hospice House, and Great River Klein Center. All Love ...

  • Great River Hospice Offers Holiday Grief Workshop

    Great River Hospice is sponsoring a workshop to help people cope with loss during the holidays. At this time of year, events that once were anticipated with joy may become painful reminders that loved ones are no longer here to celebrate. Turkey, Tinsel and Tears: Coping with Grief at the Holidays is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Great River Klein Center, 1307 S. Gear Ave., West ...

  • Great River Medical Center Names Two Employees of the Month

    Two Great River Hospice team members were named Employees of the Month at Great River Medical Center. Ashley Bartenhagen Marissa Gibb Social worker Ashley Bartenhagen and nurse Marissa Gibb traveled to Muscatine, Iowa, on their own time to make plaster castings of the feet and hands of a Great River Medical Center employee’s infant grandchild who had passed away unexpectedly. They shared a ...

  • Great River Home Health Among HomeCare Elite

    Great River Home Health is among the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the country. Awarded by ABILITY Network and DecisionHealth, the HomeCare Elite designation honors the top-performing agencies as measured by five categories: Quality of care Best-practice implementation Quality improvement and consistency Patient experience Financial health HomeCare Elite began in 2005. The 2019 list ...

  • Sleep Therapy Open House Nov. 11, 12

    Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies will host a Sleep Therapy Open House from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 624 S. Roosevelt Ave., Burlington. Staff will provide free maintenance checks on CPAP and BiPAP machines. Users should bring only their machine. Accessories including masks, foam and paper filters, and tubing will be available. SoClean sanitizing units ...

  • Great River Medical Center Offers Program for 8- to 14-Year-Old Athletes

    Great River Medical Center offers an eight-week program for 8- to 14-year-old athletes. FAST – Fitness, Agility, Strength and Training – will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Oct. 22, in Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Gear Ave., West Burlington, IA. Workouts will include cardiovascular endurance, speed drills, lifting form and plyometric exercises. The price for 16 FAST ...

  • Great River Medical Center Offers Health Careers Workshop Oct. 10

    West Burlington, Iowa, Sept. 30, 2019 – Great River Medical Center will offer a health careers workshop for high school students and displaced workers to help them decide whether health care is a possible career choice. It will be from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Blackhawk Room, Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. The workshop will include a tour of Great River ...

  • Great River Friends to Hold Jewelry Sale Oct. 9 to 11

    In keeping with its mission to support Great River Medical Center, Great River Friends is sponsoring its last Masquerade jewelry sale of the year. It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. Thousands of items from Masquerade jewelry, including scarves, ...

  • Balance Class Begins Oct. 8 at Great River Medical Center

    A nationally recognized program that helps people reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels begins Tuesday, Oct. 8. Classes in the eight-week session will be from 10 to noon at Health Fitness-Great River Medical Center, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. Participants learn to: View falls as controllable Set goals for increasing activity Make changes to reduce fall risks at home ...

  • Health Fitness Offers Arthritis Exercise Program

    West Burlington, Iowa, Sept. 13, 2019 – An Arthritis Foundation exercise program is set to begin Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Health Fitness-Great River Medical Center. Walk With Ease can reduce pain and improve health. Classes, led by Arthritis Foundation-trained fitness specialists, will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 1 through Dec. 3, at Health Fitness, 1401 W. Agency ...

  • Great River Medical Center Offers Diabetes Class in October

    West Burlington, Iowa, Sept. 13, 2019 – Great River Diabetes Education offers a four-week group diabetes class every month. The October class will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 7. The group diabetes class is for people who are newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required. Class ...

  • Urinary Incontinence Topic of Sept. 26 Great River Medical Center Program

    Learn about urinary incontinence – loss of bladder control – at Great River Medical Center’s next Healthy U class. The program for women and men will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Blackhawk Room at Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington, IA. It will be presented by nurse practitioner Brandy Parker, Urology-Great River Medical Center. Millions of people ...

  • Miles & Memories 5K Run/Walk Benefiting Great River Hospice Set for Oct. 5

    The 12th annual Miles & Memories 5K Run/Walk is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning on Great River Health System’s campus, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. The event is presented by Two Rivers Financial Group. Proceeds will support Great River Hospice House. Participants who register for the 5K run/walk or the one-mile stroll by Tuesday, Sept. 17, will be guaranteed to ...

  • Great River Medical Center Offers Free Diabetes Program Sept. 5

    Learn about foot care for people with diabetes at Coffee Talk, a quarterly support group sponsored by Diabetes Education-Great River Medical Center. The program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Family Medicine, Mercy-Great River Medical Center, Mercy Plaza Suite 159, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, IA. The guest speaker will be Micki Gerdes-Boelens, DPM, a podiatrist at Wound and ...

  • Great River Hospice to host Sept. 20 free workshop for widows and widowers

    Great River Hospice is sponsoring a workshop to help widows and widowers cope with feelings and experiences associated with the death of a spouse. Participants will learn about legal concerns, coping skills and tips for cooking for one. Table for One: A Workshop for Widows and Widowers is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Great River Klein Center, 1307 S. Gear Ave., West ...

  • Great River Medical Center Offers Diabetes Classes in September

    Diabetes Education-Great River Medical Center offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The September class will meet from 10 am. to noon Thursdays beginning Sept. 12. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required. Class topics include: Proper eating for ...

  • Kidney Health Topic of Aug. 29 Great River Medical Center Program

    Learn about kidney health and problems at Great River Medical Center’s next Healthy U class. The program for women and men will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Blackhawk Room at Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington, IA. It will be presented by nurse practitioner Susan Brown, Nephrology-Great River Medical Center. The kidneys are like a city’s water treatment ...

  • Great River Medical Center to Host Welcome to Medicare Seminar

    The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will present a Welcome to Medicare seminar from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Oak Room at Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. The two-hour seminar will cover Medicare Parts A and B benefits, prescription drug benefits (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. The reservation ...

  • New Foundation Pledges Support for Fort Madison Trails

    The GRHS-FMCH Community Health Foundation has pledged to provide up to $1.5 million to Promoting Outdoor Recreational Trails (P.O.R.T.) of Fort Madison for the construction of a trail connecting to Rodeo Park in Fort Madison. The route will be determined after a survey is completed. This announcement comes on the first anniversary of the affiliation agreement between Fort Madison Community ...

  • Balance Class Begins Aug. 6 at Great River Medical Center

    A nationally recognized program that helps people reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels begins Tuesday, Aug. 6. 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 changes to reduce fall risks at home Exercise to ...

  • Great River Medical Center Offers Diabetes Classes in July

    Great River Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The July class will meet from 10 am. to noon Thursdays beginning July 11. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required. Class topics include: Proper eating for diabetes Managing blood ...

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

    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. 14, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. Participants will celebrate the lives of their loved ones, connect ...

  • Stevens Named Great River Health System Service Hero

    Stevens Named Great River Health System Service Hero Cindy Stevens, Nephrology, received Great River Health System’s Service Hero award in June. Employees receive the award for demonstrating actions that extend beyond routine, expected behavior. According to Stevens’ nomination, a clinic patient needed a special medication that was not immediately available in the patient’s ...

  • Digestive Health Topic of June 27 Great River Medical Center Program

    Great River Medical Center physician Cara Sawyer, DO, will discuss digestive health at the next Healthy U class sponsored by Great River Medical Center. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington, IA. Symptoms of digestive problems including bloating, burping, gas, diarrhea, heartburn and ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Diabetes Classes in June

    Great River Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The June class will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning June 10. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required. Class topics include: Proper eating for diabetes Managing ...

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