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GRMC Outlines Plans to For Complete Emergency Department Renovation

GRMC Outlines Plans to For Complete Emergency Department Renovation  Eggman Family Supports Cause for Personal Reasons   Grinnell Regional Medical Center is seeking funds to completely renovate and upgrade the emergency department. More than 10,000 patient visits happen annually in this certified Level III/Area trauma center. Significant improvements are needed and planned for GRMC’s emergency services to continue to meet the …

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You Can Help Prevent Measles in Poweshiek County

You Can Help Prevent Measles in Poweshiek County The United States is currently experiencing a multi-state outbreak of measles. More than 100 people from 14 states have been confirmed as having measles. Fortunately, as of February 9, there are no confirmed measles cases in Iowa. “This national measles outbreak has brought the protection provided by vaccinations back into the spotlight,” …

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Imagine Grinnell Supports GRMC with New Lighting

Imagine Grinnell Supports GRMC with New Lighting   Imagine Grinnell, a community improvement foundation, has made a grant to Grinnell Regional Medical Center to upgrade GRMC’s lighting to be more energy-efficient. New LED light fixtures in the main first floor east-west hallway in the hospital and in the glass tower of the Ahrens Medical Arts Building were paid for through …

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Healthcare Day at the State Capitol

 Healthcare Day at the State Capitol The GRMC Auxiliary invites the public to participate in the annual Iowa Hospital Association’s Legislative Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25. Legislative Day allows area residents to be healthcare advocates about the government’s role in healthcare policy and funding. This year’s Legislative Day will begin with lunch and program at the Veterans Memorial Convention …

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GRMC Leads Iowa Into Battle Against Infections

GRMC leads Iowa into battle against infections By Keith Brake   When assigned to a patient room at Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) you’re as safe from picking up a “super bug” or other hospital-acquired infection as you can be anywhere in the country. That’s thanks to an already-low patient infection rate – and some technology the hospital put in …

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Caregiver Support Group Scheduled

Caregiver Support Group Scheduled Grinnell Regional Hospice is offering a monthly Caregiver Support Group. This group is designed for adults who are providing care for an adult loved one. The group provides caregivers with the opportunity to gain support, strength and encouragement from each other. This group is open to anyone providing care to an adult loved one who may …

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Kintzinger Family Gifts $50,000 to GRMC

Kintzinger Family Gifts $50,000 to GRMC   The gift of friendship is a priceless one. After they met in Grinnell in 1969, Marion A. Jones and Jewel Kintzinger Day became friends for life. Using today’s nomenclature, they would have been called BFFs or “besties.” They did everything together, from raising children and boating to planning charitable galas and running the …

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GRMC Facility and Equipment Upgrades Topic at SE*ED Jan. 12

GRMC Facility and Equipment Upgrades Topic at SE*ED Jan. 12 Grinnell Regional Medical Center made significant improvements to facilities and equipment upgrades over the past two years. Starting with the new GRMC Auxiliary Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite in 2013, the community hospital has added several services, equipment, and a new facility all through philanthropic efforts. Dan Agnew and Debby Pohlson, …

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Public Invited to Test Drive Exercise Classes at Special Fitness Center Event

Public Invited to Test Drive Exercise Classes at Special Fitness Center Event The Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center will host a Jam Session from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 17. This event at Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s wellness center is free and allows residents to try group exercise classes and work out in the strengthening area. The PWA …

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GRMC Welcome Four To The Board of Directors

GRMC Welcome Four to the Board of Directors Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s board of directors added four new trustees in October. The new directors are Jodi Cahalan, PhD, West Des Moines; Sarah Smith, Grinnell; Dave Stoakes, EdD, Grinnell; and Brian Watson, Montezuma. “The diverse work backgrounds and connections to GRMC expand the perspectives and strength of the board as we …

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Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Dec. 18

Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Dec. 18             A family legacy will be honored as Grinnell Regional Medical Center hosts a dedication for the Marion A. Jones Patient Care Wing on Thursday, Dec. 18. The public is invited to the celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in GRMC’s Tomasek Conference Center. The first floor, south wing in …

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Ramsey-Weeks and Lincoln Savings Bank Support GRMC Fundraising Campaign

Ramsey-Weeks and Lincoln Savings Bank Support GRMC Fundraising Campaign   Ramsey-Weeks, Inc., and Lincoln Savings Bank have each made gifts of $25,000 to Grinnell Regional Medical Center for the Moving at the Speed of Life comprehensive campaign. “We are honored to have the support of these two great Grinnell businesses,” says Denise Lamphier, director of communications and development at GRMC. “Their …

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Grinnell Regional Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner

Grinnell Regional Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the United States are veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Grinnell Regional Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor …

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Monsanto Plants the Seeds to Harvest a Cure

More than 140 Monsanto employees and business associates teamed up during harvest to show support in the fight against breast cancer. They raised more than $3,400 through the sale of pink t-shirts that read: “Plant the Seed, Harvest the Cure.” Monsanto employees are shown here at the end of October presenting the check to Grinnell Regional Medical Center representatives Kyle …

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GHS Grad Joins Brooklyn Medical Clinic

GHS Grad Joins Brooklyn Medical Clinic Emily R. Wagner, PA-C, joined the Brooklyn Medical Clinic’s staff this summer. She joins Brian Heineman, DO, and Kenna Willey, PA-C, in the Brooklyn clinic. Wagner graduated from Des Moines University in June with a physician assistant degree. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Simpson College. She received the certified nursing assistant from …

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Fran Davis Honored as IHA Shining Star For Outstanding Volunteer Service

Fran Davis Honored as IHA Shining Star             The Iowa Hospital Association Auxilian and Volunteer Board recently recognized Fran Davis of Grinnell with a Shining Star Award for outstanding volunteer service.         Davis logs nearly 20 hours of volunteer service each week for GRMC and serves as the GRMC Auxiliary treasurer. Retired after 43 years of employment at Grinnell Mutual …

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Guidelines on Ebola Protection From Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Guidelines on Ebola Protection With the Ebola virus drawing concerns in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have distributed informational briefs for the public. “Ebola is a serious virus that can spread if precautions are not taken but it is not as easy to catch as the national news coverage may suggest,” says Patty Hinrichs, Grinnell …

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Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center Now Open at Postels Community Health Park

Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center Now Open at Postels Community Health ParkThere’s a lot of philanthropic muscle behind the new Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center at Postels Community Health Park. Thanks to more than 300 gifts to the $500,000 project—including support from many fitness center members and lead gifts from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, the Claude W. Ahrens …

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GRMC’s New Ahrens Fitness Center @ Postels Opens this Month Facility Possible Thanks to Philanthropy

GRMC’s New Ahrens Fitness Center @ Postels Opens this Month Facility Possible Thanks to Philanthropy   There’s a lot of philanthropic muscle behind the new Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center at Postels Community Health Park. Thanks to more than 300 gifts to the $500,000 project—including support from many fitness center members and lead gifts from the Claude W. and Dolly …

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GRMC Launches New Class for Expecting Parents

GRMC Launches New Class for Expecting Parents Grinnell Regional Medical Center will begin offering a new class for expecting parents. The certified lactation counselors will offer a breastfeeding class at 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The class focuses on what to expect in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. “In many communities new mothers do not …

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Medical Center’s Community Benefit Report Released

Medical Center’s Community Benefit Report Released Grinnell Regional Medical Center provides more than $7.9 million in community benefits to the GRMC service area, according to a recently completed assessment of those programs and services. That amount, based on 2013 figures, includes $1.2 million in free or discounted community benefits that GRMC specifically implemented to help area residents. It also includes …

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GRMC Clinics Welcome Brienna Cameron, PA-C

  Grinnell Regional Medical Center announces the arrival of Brienna M. Cameron, PA-C, as a primary care provider for GRMC clinics, as needed. Cameron began September 1. Prior to joining the GRMC affiliated clinic staff, she worked at the Spine and Pain Center of Nebraska, in Lincoln, Neb. She earned her master of physician assistant studies from the University of …

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Hospice to Offer End-of-Life Training Class

Hospice to Offer End-of-Life Training Class Grinnell Regional Hospice will host a hospice volunteer training for residents in the GRMC service area. This class is intended for people who are interested in learning more about end of life issues and care. The training will be two days, Wednesdays, Oct. 22 and 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in GRMC’s …

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Medication Take Back Scheduled for Sept. 27

Medication Take Back Scheduled for Sept. 27 Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Pharmacy department and the Grinnell Police Department will offer the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Anyone may drop off expired and unused medications on Saturday, Sept. 27. The service is free and …

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GRMC’s 2013 Annual Report Available

GRMC’s 2013 Annual Report Available Grinnell Regional Medical Center released its annual report, “Transformation,” that summarizes the hospital’s activities and finances during 2013. The annual report can be found online at www.grmc.us. This year’s report focuses on the transformation of healthcare both nationally and locally through landmark changes such as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, advances in medical …

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Grief Support Program Scheduled Beginning October 8

Grief Support Program Scheduled Grinnell Regional Hospice is offering a monthly Grief Support Group. This group is designed for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one or friend.  It provides a safe place for people to express their emotions and move through the grieving process. Group meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month beginning …

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Allergies and Allergic Diseases Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Sept. 22

Allergies and Allergic Diseases Upcoming Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Grinnell Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Miles Weinberger, MD, professor of pediatrics and founder of the University of Iowa Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonary Division. Weinberger will be the speaker at the GRMC SE*ED program on Monday, September 22. The program begins at 10 a.m. in the Caulkins Community Room …

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Progress for Northern Ireland Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Sept. 8

Progress for Northern Ireland Upcoming Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Derry-Londonderry was a bloody battle ground of “The Troubles” of the late 1960’s through the early 1990’s. The city’s selection as United Kingdom City of Culture 2013 gave a boost to the redevelopment of the local economy and culture. Derry, still the most segregated city in Europe, with the Protestants …

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Iowa State Fair Stories to be Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Aug. 25

Iowa State Fair Stories to be Upcoming Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program “Our State Fair – Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Story” is the book that chronicles 150 years of Iowans who have made up that unique August experience. Author Mary Kay Shanley will share stories of fairgoers at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center SE*ED program on Monday, August 25. The program …

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