September 10, 2009 - In keeping with its goal to support Great River Health Systems, Great River Friends is sponsoring a book fair. PulseBeat takes an in-depth look at the team, services and technologies being provided at Great River Medical Center.
|City||West Burlington, IA|
|Address||1221 South Gear Avn|
|Phone Number||(319) 768-1000|
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Welcome to Great River Health, the only comprehensive medical services provider in southeast Iowa. We empower our people to provide compassionate, high-quality care while being good stewards of our resources. Although we serve a predominantly rural area that includes parts of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, we offer many of the same services found in larger hospitals. You don't have to travel for quality medical care. High-tech technology and top-notch health care providers are close to home. Great River Health System is prepared to meet your family's medical needs.
Great River Health is a regional health care system based in West Burlington, Iowa, serving residents of southeast Iowa, west-central Illinois and northeast Missouri. Great River Medical Center is a 378-bed hospital offering acute, rehabilitative, skilled and long-term care. Great River Medical Center is home to one of the state's premier outpatient rehabilitation and fitness centers.
Our Cardiology clinic provides diagnosis and treatment of heart and blood vessel conditions using noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures. Services are available 24 hours a day in Great River Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Center. Heart and vascular problems can limit your activities. Our clinic uses a variety of treatments to improve symptoms like shortness of breath and chest pain so you can enjoy a better quality of life. A physician referral is not required to make an appointment.
Heritage Family Pharmacy and Heritage Park Pharmacy are conveniently located on the Great River Medical Center's campus. You can order refills and get prescription information online. Stop juggling pill bottles and missing doses of important medicine. Heritage Partners Pharmacy makes taking medicines easier with special color-coded trays that remove the guesswork. A pharmacist packages medicine into little easy-to-open cups that are clearly labeled with specific times.
Urology-Great River Medical Center diagnoses and treats conditions of the kidneys, bladder and urinary tract in men and women, and all organs of the male reproductive system. Because the male urinary and reproductive systems overlap, and the female urinary system is very close to the female reproductive system, disorders in one system often affect the other. Treatments for urologic conditions range from medicine to surgery. A urologist likely will review your medical history and your list of medicines while discussing your concerns.
Patients who have had surgery at other locations may receive services from one of our certified ostomy nurses. A physician referral is not required. To make an appointment, please call (319) 768-4350. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If another physician refers you to Surgeons, that physician's office will make the appointment for you. On the day of your appointment, be sure to bring a list of medications you are taking, including doses and how often you take them. Be sure to update your medicine list every time there is a change, and give a copy to each physician's office when you visit.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes high blood sugar levels. It occurs when the body doesn't produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that helps the body use food for energy. Without treatment, diabetes can lead to serious health problems. Our Diabetes Education Program helps you learn skills and attitudes for controlling diabetes while living a flexible lifestyle. Physician referral is needed. An annual diabetes review is available to people who have completed the Diabetes Education Program.