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  • Great River Friends Offers Scholarships for 2019-2020 School Year

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    Two types of awards offered for health career studies West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 14, 2018 – Applications for Great River Friends scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are available. Two types of scholarships are offered to students pursuing health care careers. Applicants for high school scholarships must be seniors with minimum 3.0 grade point averages. They must live in or attend ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Diabetes Classes in January

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    West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 14, 2018 – 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 Jan. 7. Morning classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning Jan. 24. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or ...

  • Great River Health System's Kid Zone Earns Top Rating

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    State awards five stars to employee child care center West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 13, 2018 – Kid Zone, Great River Health System’s child care center, has earned a five-star rating from the Iowa Department of Human Services’ Quality Rating System (QRS). It is the only center in southeast Iowa to hold the top rating. The Quality Rating System (QRS) was created in 2006 to raise the ...

  • Nelson Named Great River Health System EXCEL Service Hero

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    West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 7, 2018 – Heather Nelson, Quality Resources, has been named an EXCEL Service Hero at Great River Health System. The health system recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend beyond routine, expected employee behavior. Criteria for the service hero award are based on the health system’s philosophy of care. EXCEL stands for Enthusiastically ...

  • Dr. Hoth to Retire After 50 Years in Medicine

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    An early ‘MacGyver’ of medicine, she’s ready to be ‘Grandma Jo’ full time In the mid-1980s, the television show “MacGyver” introduced an intelligent title character who devised creative solutions to get the job done. Before that, there was JoEllen Hoth, MD. In 1965, the 5-foot, 2-inch new physician was faced with a dilemma early in her internship at ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Free Diabetes Program Dec. 6

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    West Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 20, 2018 – Great River Diabetes Education’s Coffee Talk quarterly support group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Great River Family Medicine, Mercy Plaza, Suite 159, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, IA. People with diabetes, and supportive family members and friends will have an opportunity to ask diabetes professionals questions. They are ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Diabetes Classes in December

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    West Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 20, 2018 – Great River Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next series will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning Dec. 6. 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 ...

  • Great River Klein Center Receives U.S. News' Top Ratings

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    ‘High performing’ in nursing home and rehabilitation categories West Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 15, 2018 – Great River Klein Center is among the top-rated nursing homes in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News gave most facilities two ratings – overall quality of the home and short-stay rehabilitation. Great River Klein Center earned “high ...

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

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    West Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 13, 2018 – The holiday season is a time of remembrance, and Great River Friends offers an opportunity to help. Loved ones are remembered and honored each year through its Love Tree program. With donations of $25 or more, ornaments accompanied by their names will be placed on donors’ choices of three trees. Love Trees will be in Great River Medical ...

  • New Keokuk Clinic Plans Open House Nov. 28

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    West Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 13, 2018 – An open house for Great River Health System’s new clinic in Keokuk will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Tours will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. The 19,000-square foot clinic is located at 3285 Main St., Keokuk. It is four times larger than the health system’s existing clinic in the city. “We reached the ...

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