News in February, 2019

  • Pack the Gym in Pink

    Pack the Gym in Pink Feb. 13 The Fifth Annual Pack the Gym in Pink event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Southeastern Community College’s Loren Walker Arena, 1500 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. Great River Hospice will receive money raised at SCC men’s basketball game against Illinois Central College. Admission to game is free. The Blackhawks will wear pink jerseys in ...

  • Weather Closures & Information

    Many Great River Health System clinics will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 30, because of extremely cold weather. A complete list is below. The clinics will attempt to notify all affected patients and reschedule appointments. Patients may call their provider’s office with questions. Clinics and departments that will BE CLOSED: Athletic Training Business Health Cardiology Eye Specialists Healthy ...

  • Exercise and Aging Topic of Jan. 31 Great River Health System Program

    Healthy U series returns in 2019 West Burlington, Iowa, Jan. 10, 2019 – Great River Health System will offer 10 monthly classes in its 2019 Healthy U educational series. The first program, The Effects of Exercise on Aging, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, by Michael DeFranco, MD, a sports medicine and shoulder specialist at Great River Orthopaedic Specialists. The program ...

  • McLaughlin Named Great River Health System EXCEL Service Hero

    West Burlington, Iowa, Jan. 8, 2019 – Melissa McLaughlin, Great River Hospice, is Great River Health System’s first EXCEL Service Hero in 2019. EXCEL stands for Enthusiastically friendly, X-ceeding expectations, Caring and compassionate, Energetic teamwork, and Leadership and professionalism. McLaughlin’s nomination: In November, Melissa was the on-call nurse for Home Health and ...

  • Balance Class Begins Jan. 29 at Great River Health System

    Helps older adults reduce fall risks and increase activity West Burlington, Iowa, Jan. 8, 2019 – A nationally recognized program that helps older adults reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels begins Tuesday, Jan. 29. 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 ...