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  • Dr. McCoy Receives Outstanding Service Award

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    Great River Health Chief Medical Officer Michael McCoy, MD, received the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s 2020 Outstanding District Service Award. The award recognizes effective leaders and outstanding contributions performed by a Fellow of the organization on behalf of his or her district. Dr. McCoy serves District VI, which comprises Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, ...

  • 50-Year Nursing Career Comes to an End

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    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go Judy Brueck had been a nurse for 20 years when Dr. Seuss published “Oh, the Places You Will Go.” But she refers to the book as the theme of her 50-year career. The longest-tenured employee in Great River Medical Center’s history ...

  • Great River Health Allowing More Visitors

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    Great River Medical Center has begun allowing limited visiting in many inpatient and outpatient areas of the hospital. In March, visiting restrictions were implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most inpatients may have one visitor per day between noon and 5 p.m. Patients must give the name of their visitor to a member of their health care team before the visitor arrives. Visitors must: ...

  • Great River Health Announces More Changes As Services Reopen

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    Great River Health is making more changes to resume normal operations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. These three things will occur Tuesday, May 26: · The temporary respiratory clinic for people who have respiratory symptoms that may indicate COVID-19 will move to Great River QuickCare, 624 S. Roosevelt St., Suite 102, Burlington. Appointments are required. Call 319-768-1009. · ...

  • Great River Health-Keokuk Resumes Services, Opens Respiratory Clinic at New Location

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    Great River Health-Keokuk will expand hours and resume services Monday, May 18. To protect the public and staff, patients who are experiencing respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath or coughing, will be examined at another location. The Keokuk Clinic will reopen temporarily May 18 for examination of patients with respiratory symptoms, which may indicate COVID-19. The address is 1603 ...

  • Great River Medical Center to Resume Some Services

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    Great River Medical Center is beginning to lift its temporary restriction on appointments and procedures due to COVID-19 precautions. This includes outpatient occupational, physical and speech therapy, mammography and DEXA bone-density scanning. Some clinics also are resuming appointments. Great River Health Fitness will announce its reopening plan soon in response to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ ...

  • 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: Elena AbouAssaly, Burlington Community High School, pre-medicine, University of Iowa Kendall Dascher, homeschooled, nursing, Truman State University Allyson Farley, New London High ...

  • Great River Health-Keokuk Changes Hours, Adds Visitor Restrictions

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    Great River Health-Keokuk has made changes in its ongoing effort to prevent or reduce transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the community. Patients who have symptoms of the disease – cough, difficulty breathing or fever – will be seen by a health care provider in a designated area of the clinic. Everyone, including staff, is screened before entering the building. Patients with ...

  • Great River Medical Center: More COVID-19 Changes

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    Great River Medical Center will add greater visitor restrictions Friday, March 27, in an effort to prevent or contain COVID-19 (coronavirus) transmission in southeast Iowa. Screening for respiratory symptoms, recent travel and body temperature continues. Outpatients at the hospital for clinic, Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory appointments, and Emergency Department care may not be accompanied by a ...

  • Great River Medical Center Further Restricts Visitors

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    West Burlington, Iowa, March 22, 2020 – Great River Health will add greater visitor restrictions Monday, March 23, in an effort to prevent or contain COVID-19 (coronavirus) transmission in southeast Iowa. Great River Medical Center and Fort Madison Community Hospital, which also is part of Great River Health, are announcing changes separately. At Great River Medical Center, visiting is ...

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