News in October, 2019

  • 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 ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Free Diabetes Program June 6

    Learn about Medicare coverage for people who have diabetes at Great River Diabetes Education’s Coffee Talk quarterly support group. The program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Family Medicine, Mercy-Great River Medical Center, Mercy Plaza Suite 159, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, IA. The guest speaker will be Fred Kelly, a volunteer with the State of Iowa’s Senior ...

  • Great River Health System Names Excellence Award Winners

    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 Advanced Practice Award recognizes outstanding patient care, leadership and citizenship provided by ...

  • Hospital Communication Network to Shut Down for 90 Minutes

    Great River Medical Center’s communication network will shut down for maintenance from 2 to 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21. During this time, a cellphone will be dedicated for incoming calls. The number is 319-768-6317. Two-way radios and cellphones will be used for communication in the hospital during the downtime.

  • Great River Friends donates $22,890 to Great River Health System

    Great River Friends donated $22,890.80 to Great River Health System at its annual recognition event this month. The money will be used to fund 12 projects, including four at Great River Klein Center, a long-term and skilled nursing facility on the health system’s West Burlington Campus. All projects will enhance patient and elder experiences. One will improve staff skills, too. Virtual ...

  • Great River Health Fitness Offers Free Classes May 6 to 10

    Great River Health Fitness is offering free introductory sessions on its Pilates Reformers Monday, May 6 though Friday, May 10. A Pilates Reformer works muscle groups through smooth, continuous motions that strengthen and stabilize the body’s core. Exercises are performed in a variety of positions to develop a balanced musculoskeletal system. Exercising with a Pilates Reformer can: Develop ...

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