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  • Hospital Casual Day Donations Top $8,400

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    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

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    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 ...

  • Great River Health Hospitals to Apply for New Classification

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    Great River Medical Center and Fort Madison Community Hospital will apply to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for Sole Community Hospital (SCH) classification in 2021. The SCH program was created to maintain access to needed health services for Medicare beneficiaries in rural communities by providing greater reimbursement. Hospitals must meet specific criteria for SCH ...

  • Great River Medical Center Names Atkinson Employee of the Month

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    Liz Atkinson was named Employee of the Month at Great River Medical Center. She is a registered nurse in the Emergency Department. Liz goes above and beyond with her patients, including throwing a birthday party for a patient who was in the department. She demonstrates respect with every patient no matter the situation. She listens and communicates effectively, and she works well with staff.

  • Love Tree Ornaments Support Great River Friends

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    Great River Friends’ Love Tree Program offers an opportunity to recognize friends and family members during the holiday season. For each donation of $25, donors will receive a 2020 keepsake ornament and an attached card with a loved one’s name. Ornaments will be displayed through Sunday, Dec. 13, on Love Trees in the Great River Medical Center lobby, or at the Hospice House or Klein ...

  • 2020 Miles & Memories 5K Run/Walk Benefiting Great River Hospice Goes Virtual

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    The 13th annual Miles & Memories 5K Run/Walk will take place as a virtual run/walk this year. The event is presented by Two Rivers Financial Group. Proceeds will support Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. Participants who register for the 5K run/walk or the 1-mile stroll by Tuesday, Oct. 27, will be guaranteed a race packet which includes a long-sleeve T-shirt, ...

  • SHIIP Counselors Offer Virtual Help with Medicare Questions

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    The annual Medicare open enrollment period is from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Monday, Dec. 7. During this time, participants have the option of changing to a different prescription plan for 2021. Each year, Medicare prescription drug plans are revised. With these changes: Monthly premiums, deductibles or copay amounts may change. There may be drug restrictions. Medications may no longer be covered ...

  • Hospital Resumes Limited Visiting

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    Great River Medical Center has resumed limited visiting in most inpatient areas. In August, inpatient visiting was suspended in response to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the community. Most inpatients may have one visitor per day between noon and 6 p.m. Visitors may not leave and return in the same day. Patients must give the name of their visitor to a member of their health care team before the ...

  • Great River Medical Center Receives Gold Achievement Award from AHA

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    Great River Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline ® Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart ...

  • Health System, Hospital Offer Clinics for Potential COVID-19 Symptoms

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    Great River Health and Henry County Health Center offer clinics in four cities for people who have respiratory symptoms that may indicate COVID-19. Because these services are provided in locations where other patients may be present, appointments are required. Most patients should call the clinic before entering. Instructions will be provided when making an appointment. Monday through Friday ...

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