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  • 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 ...

  • Great River River Friends Donates $18,550 to Hospital

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    Great River Friends recently donated $18,550 to Great River Medical Center. The money will fund items to be used at the hospital and Great River Klein Center, a long-term and skilled nursing facility on the hospital’s West Burlington campus. All projects will enhance patient and elder experiences. They include: COVID-19 mask-making supplies Plant watering system Repotting plants in waiting ...

  • 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. · ...

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