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  • Great River Health System Offers Free Diabetes Program June 6

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 ...

  • 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 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 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 ...

  • Great River Medical Center to Host Nurses Week Candlelight Walk May 9

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    In recognition of National Nurses Week, active and retired nurses are invited to participate in a candlelight walk Thursday, May 9, at Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, IA. Participants will gather on the Cafeteria patio at 6:30 p.m., and begin the lakeside walk at 7 p.m. National Nurses Week is Monday, May 6 through Sunday, May 12. It recognizes the the contributions ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Diabetes Classes in May

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    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 May 6. Morning classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning May 23. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes ...

  • Great River Friends Sponsors Book and Gift Fair May 7 to 10

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    In keeping with its mission to support Great River Health System, Great River Friends is sponsoring a Collective Goods book and gift fair. It is scheduled in the Mercy Plaza lobby, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, on these dates: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9 The fair also will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 10, at ...

  • Great River Friends Awards $12,000 in Scholarships

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    Great River Friends recently awarded $12,000 in scholarships to students pursuing health care careers. Twelve $1,000 scholarships were given in two categories. Scholarships for high school seniors were awarded to: Grace Dupuis, Notre Dame High School, pre-pharmacy, University of Iowa Jamie Gerhardt, Burlington Community High School, nursing, University of Iowa Zakkary Getz, West Burlington Arnold ...

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