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GRMC Explores Options For the Future

PRESS RELEASE October 30, 2015 For immediate release For more information contact: Denise Lamphier 641-236-2589   Grinnell Regional Medical Center began discussions this fall with Mercy Health Network of Iowa that focus on the potential development of a different form of alignment between the organizations. No decisions have been made at the time of this publication. The primary goal of …

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GRMC Board Elects 2015 Officers

Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s governing board elected the 2015 officers and committee chairs. Leading the board in 2015 is Todd Reding, Grinnell, chief operating officer/vice president for investments, Charrette Venture Group. The chair-elect is Wendy Kadner, owner of WSK Solutions, LLC, and Grandma’s House, Grinnell. Bill Menner, Grinnell, the Iowa state director for rural development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, shifts …

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GRMC Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Recipients Honored

Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized four area students pursuing a healthcare career at its annual spring luncheon on April 29. Scholarships are for graduating high school seniors, current students, or adult students pursuing a healthcare career. These funds are also available to those currently working in healthcare and seeking advanced training. The 2015 GRMC Auxiliary scholarship recipients are: Allisyn …

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Grinnell Students Pledge to be Tobacco Free

I-STEP (Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention) is Iowa’s youth-led tobacco prevention movement and is now at Grinnell Community High School. This past week, 118 Grinnell high school students signed the “I pledge to be Tobacco Free,” as a commitment to better health. The pledges are on display at the front of the high school. The Grinnell high school …

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Be the Match, Save a Life April 22

  By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs Nichole Bushong is an example of how easy it is to save a life. The idea of being a bone marrow donor never crossed Bushong’s mind until a family member – her uncle’s brother – needed help. The family rallied and many of them joined the Be The Match registry ( www.bethematch.org ), which is …

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Todd Linden to Receive AHA Board of Trustees Award

The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced that Todd Linden, president and CEO of Grinnell Medical Center, will be awarded its 2015 Board of Trustees Award. The award is presented to individuals or groups who have made substantial and noteworthy contributions to the work of the AHA. Linden will receive the award at a ceremony at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting …

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The Power of Positive Psychology Topic at SE*ED April 20

The Power of Positive Psychology Upcoming Topic at SE*ED April 20 What is positive psychology and why is it gaining mainstream attention? A definition from Psychology Today defines it as the psychology of happiness. Positive psychology is a relatively new field of study as psychology has typically focused on diagnosing and treating mental illness. Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s SE*ED program …

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What is Broadband and Why It’s Important to You Upcoming Topic at SE*ED April 13

What is Broadband and Why It’s Important to You Upcoming Topic at SE*ED April 13 Broadband is defined by the Federal Communications Commission as high speed internet access that is always on and faster than traditional dial-up access. There are several different kinds of broadband and what kind of broadband you are able to access differs by your community and …

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GRMC Receives Statewide Award for Patient Safety Achievements

GRMC Receives Statewide Award for Patient Safety Achievements Mar 26, 2015 Outstanding work in reducing early elective infant deliveries at Grinnell RegionalMedical Center has garnered the medical center the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative’s (IHC) patient safety award for reducing hospital acquired conditions. The 2015 IHC Patient Safety Awards were featured at the statewide Patient Safety Conference on March 12 at The …

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Nominate an Exceptional Nurse for The DAISY Award

Nominate an Exceptional Nurse for The DAISY Award Grinnell Regional Medical Center invites members of the public to nominate an outstanding nurse for The DAISY Award. GRMC will honor all nursing staff during National Hospital Week with The DAISY Award. Nominations are due Thursday, April 16. The award was established by The DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, …

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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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