News in 2021

  • New Devices Boost Detection of Breast Cancer at Hospitals

    Fort Madison Community Hospital and Great River Medical Center have begun offering the only FDA-approved ultrasound screening device for women with dense breast tissue. Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) with the Invenia ABUS 2.0 has been shown to improve breast cancer detection by 35.7% for women with dense breast tissue. Breasts are made of fat and breast tissue. A breast with more tissue than ...

  • No Appointments Needed for QuickCare

    Great River Health-QuickCare no longer requires appointments for services in its clinic. Care is available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Wearing a mask at all times and practicing social distancing in the waiting area are required. Adult patients who require a caregiver or emotional support person and children under 18 may have one visitor ...

  • Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Ends March 31

    Iowans who are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan have options to switch through the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment period, which ends Wednesday, March 31. The options are: Switching to a different Medicare Advantage Plan with drug coverage Switching to a different Medicare Advantage Plan without drug coverage Returning to Original Medicare and, if needed, joining a Medicare Prescription ...

  • No Appointments Needed for Urgent Care

    Great River Health-Keokuk no longer requires appointments for urgent care services in its clinic. Urgent care is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Wearing a mask at all times and practicing social distancing in the waiting area is required. Adult patients who require a caregiver or emotional support person and children under 18 may ...

  • Gall Named Employee of the Month

    Stefanie Gall was named Employee of the Month at Great River Medical Center. She is the hospital’s infection prevention coordinator. Gall has worked many hours, late nights, and weekends to ensure patients, employees and visitors stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stefanie also trained in the Laboratory to pick up shifts during staff shortages, and she provided a basket of treats and ...

  • Hospital Casual Day Donations Top $8,400

    Great River Medical Center employees donated $8,462 through casual day contributions in 2020. On designated Fridays, employees may wear jeans to work in exchange for $2 casual day stickers. The money was given to 23 organizations and services chosen by an employee committee: Boy Scouts of America-Mississippi Valley Council Burlington Homeless Shelter Camp One Step Community Action of Southeast ...

  • Great River Friends Offers Health Career Scholarships

    Applications for Great River Friends scholarships for the 2021-2022 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 schools within Great River Medical Center’s service area (about 60 miles). Applicants for ...