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The healthcare team on the campus of Greater Regional Medical Center is committed to providing you with quality healthcare to help you regain your optimal level of health.

Greater Regional Medical Center is a state of the art, modern health care facility, with an Intensive Care Unit, Greater Regional Birthing Center, 24 hour Emergency Services,  Physicians Clinics, Hospice Home and a fully equipped Surgery Department.


Greater Regional Prepares for Transfer to New Electronic Medical Record

On Sunday, June 28th, Greater Regional Medical Center and on Monday, June 29th, Greater Regional Medical Clinics will transfer to the same electronic medical record system used across the entire UnityPoint Health system. Greater Regional Medical Center has been a rural affiliate of Unity Point since the early 1990s.

Greater Regional has been planning for the transition the past several months.  The transition will benefit both health care providers and patients, as providers can now quickly compile and view patient information in one place, resulting in better, more comprehensive care for patients.

“Having the same electronic documentation at both the hospital and clinic level allows for better communication among health care providers, ensuring consistent, improved care for patients in whatever setting they might be,” said Monte Neitzel, CEO. “Our physicians and health care team are committed to advancing our technology to allow advanced care and communications with our patients.  In addition, we are pleased to be joining the electronic health record platform shared by the affiliates of UnityPoint Health.”

This advancement in technology will improve patient care by providing:
• Current medical information at the providers’ fingertips no matter which UnityPoint Health hospital or clinic the patient is receiving care.
• Better coordinated care – Health information will be more efficiently shared between patients’ UnityPoint Heath providers and hospitals that are involved in their care.
• Additional Safety and Security features for their medical record.

Another feature of the new electronic health record is a new patient portal a free, privacy-protected website and mobile app for patients and care givers.  It will help patients keep track of their personal medical history and test results.  Individuals already enrolled in the current Greater Regional patient portal, will need to enroll in the new portal system.  Patients will be provided information on how to activate their “MyChart/MyUnityPoint” beginning in July.

During the first few weeks of implementation, patients may experience longer than usual wait times, as staff and providers adjust to the new system.

“We realize our patients’ time is extremely important, and we appreciate their understanding during implementation, should they experience any extended wait,” said Neitzel, “We are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible for our patients and their families.”

Services Provided

Allergy, Asthma, Immunology Outreach-Public Health Services
Ambulance/Emergency Services Pharmacy
Autologous Blood Donation Physical Therapy
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Podiatry
Cardiology Radiology
Crest Ridge Estates / Senior Housing Rehabilitation Services
Diabetes Education Respiratory Care
Dietary Services (SHIIP)
Ear, Nose & Throat Sleep Studies
EMG Testing Specialty Physicians and Services
Greater Regional Birthing Center/Obstetrics Speech Therapy
Greater Regional Cancer Center Sports Medicine
Greater Regional Hospice Home Stress Echo's
Immunizations Surgical Services
Patient Care Floor
Laboratory Urology
Occupational Therapy Vascular Studies
Ophthalmology Vein Clinic
Orthopaedics Volunteer Services

Greater Regional Parking Lot Will be Resurfaced Beginning July 13th

Barring weather complications, parking lots on the campus of Greater Regional Medical Center will be resurfaced beginning Monday, July 13. 

The North Entrance is scheduled to be resurfaced first.  Patients scheduled for surgery on Monday are requested to park near the Surgery Center along the building where the handicap parking spaces are located or at the Main Entrance near the emergency room. 

The parking lots along Country Club Drive are next on the schedule with the north side of the Medical Arts Plaza parking lot and the entrance near the electronic exterior sign planned for completion on Tuesday. The South side of the Medical Arts Plaza parking lot, toward the Gazebo, is scheduled to be completed on Wednesday. 

Greater Regional will reserve parking spaces near the building for patients at all entrance locations.  Areas being resurfaced will be marked.  Once each area is completed, the respective parking area will re-open the following day.

Greater Regional Medical Clinic Holds Athlete Physical Clinics

Greater Regional Medical Clinic will host two school athletic physical clinics on the following date and time:  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.


Greater Regional Now Provides In-house Breast Biopsy
Stereotactic Technology


Greater Regional Medical Center has expanded its health and wellness services available to women with the addition of the Eviva® Breast Biopsy System from Hologic, Inc. for use under stereotactic (x-ray) guidance.

The Eviva Breast Biopsy system is designed to improve the quality, accuracy and ease of stereotactic-guided breast biopsies. Greater Regional is the only southwest Iowa location offering this service in-house.



Greater Regional Expands Oncology Services Locally

Greater Regional Cancer Center recently announced the addition of Dr. Brian Freeman to the medical oncology hematology clinic. Dr. Freeman will hold clinics on the first and third Monday of each month




Greater Regional Offers 3D Mammography

Women who undergo routine mammograms now have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

Greater Regional is one of the first women's centers in Iowa to offer tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening. ,...



Greater Regional Therapists Certified Wound Specialists

Mike Bargstadt, DPT, ATC, CWS and Eric Forquer, PT, CSW, physical therapists with Greater Regional Medical Center, were recently certified as wound care specialists through the American Board of Wound Management.  The Certified Wound Specialist board certification is ...


Summer Safe Sitter Classes Scheduled


Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys ages 11 to 13 have been scheduled in Creston.  The Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary sponsors the class.  Dates are:

 Tuesday, July 14    9 AM – 3:30 PM

Wednesday,July 15 9 AM – 3:30 PM

Greater Regional Medical Center—Medical Arts Plaza Conference Room

The registration deadline for the class is Friday prior to the class—July 10th.  Cost for the 2-day session is $25 per student.  Enrollment is limited to 10 students.  Participants must attend both days, and should bring a sack lunch and a beverage both days.

o register your son or daughter, or your child’s babysitter, call 641-782-3588.


Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Awards $5000 in Scholarships


Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded five $1000.00 scholarships to area applicants pursuing careers in health care.  Recipients include: