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  • Pack the Gym in Pink

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 ...

  • Great River Health System Employee Donations Top $100,000 in 2018

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    Four fundraisers benefit people in southeast Iowa, Illinois West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 31, 2018 – Besides providing great health care, Great River Health System employees, medical staff and volunteers donated $114,100 to help the communities it serves. In October, employees and medical staff pledged to donate $83,000 to The Burlington/West Burlington Area United Way in the coming year. ...

  • 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 ...

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