News in April, 2019

  • Great River Hospice to have annual flower fundraiser

    West Burlington, Iowa, April 9, 2019 – Great River Hospice and Zaiser’s Florist & Greenhouse have teamed up for a spring flower fundraiser to benefit patients at end of life and their families. The fundraiser is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Zaiser’s Florist & Greenhouse, 2400 Sunnyside Ave., Burlington. A portion of the proceeds from annuals and ...

  • Eye Care Topic of April 25 Healthy U Program

    West Burlington, Iowa, Apri 11, 2019 – Eye care is the next topic in Great River Health System’s Healthy U educational series. Jordan Gross, MD, will present the program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25. He is an ophthalmologist at Eye Specialists-Great River Medical Center. Vision is your body’s most-dominant sense. Up to 80 percent of what you perceive comes through your sense ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Diabetes Classes in April

    West Burlington, Iowa, March 19, 2019 – Great River 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 April 8. Morning classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning April 18. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or ...

  • Great River Health System Offers April 6 Parkinson's Program

    West Burlington, Iowa, March 14, 2019 – Parkinson’s Update, a program for people with Parkinson’s, their loved ones and others, is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Great River Health System’s Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. The program will include information about treatments including deep-brain stimulation, medication and surgery, ...

  • Balance Class Begins April 9 at Great River Health System

    West Burlington, Iowa, March 20, 2019 – A nationally recognized program that helps older adults reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels begins Tuesday, April 9. 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 ...

  • Great River Friends to Hold Jewelry Fair April 3, 4

    West Burlington, Iowa, March 19, 2019 – In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health System, Great River Friends is sponsoring its last jewelry fair in April. It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Mercy Plaza lobby, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. Thousands of items from Masquerade jewelry, including scarves, ...

  • Great River Medical Center to Host Welcome to Medicare Seminar

    West Burlington, Iowa, March 5, 2019 – The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will present a Welcome to Medicare seminar at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 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 ...

  • Patient visiting restricted at Great River Medical Center

    Increasing flu cases in southeast Iowa reason for temporary change West Burlington, Iowa, March 5, 2019 – To protect patients, Great River Medical Center is limiting visitors until flu season ends. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and it can lead to death. General visiting People who are 14 or younger are not allowed to ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Free Diabetes Program March 7

    DiaBingo makes learning about diabetes fun West Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 19, 2019 – Learn about diabetes in an entertaining game at Great River Diabetes Education’s Coffee Talk quarterly support group. The program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Family Medicine, Mercy-Great River Medical Center, Mercy Plaza Suite 159, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, IA. DiaBingo ...

  • Maintaining a Healthier Heart Topic of Feb. 28 Program

    Great River Health System’s Healthy U classes continue West Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 11, 2019 – Maintaining a Healthier Heart is the next topic in Great River Health System’s Healthy U educational series. The presentation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, will help participants learn how reduce risks for heart disease and how to improve their health if they are diagnosed with a heart ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Diabetes Classes in March

    West Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 15, 2019 – Great River 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 March 4. Morning classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning March 21. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or ...

  • 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 ...