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  • Great River Health System Dedicates 30 Acres to Solar Power

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    Great River Health System has begun construction on what is expected to be one of the largest privately owned solar arrays in Iowa. Thirty acres of health system-owned land immediately south of its West Burlington campus will harvest energy from the sun. The solar array should be functional in early 2020. “Over the 25-year lifespan of the solar array, we anticipate saving $253,000 a year in ...

  • Great River Medical Center Offers Health Careers Workshop Dec. 12

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    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, Dec. 12, in the Blackhawk Room, Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. The workshop will include a tour of Great River Medical Center, information about a variety of ...

  • Great River Medical Center Names Two Employees of the Month

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    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

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    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

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    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 ...

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

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    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 ...

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

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    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 ...

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

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    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

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    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

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    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 ...

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