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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.


Fetal Monitoring Expertise Decision support and remote web access enhances Labor and Delivery outcomes, safety and best practices

Continuing its commitment to deliver safe, quality health outcomes to the Labor and Delivery (L&D) patients of southwest rural Iowa, Greater Regional Medical Center, in Creston, has implemented PeriGen’s PeriCALM® fetal surveillance system.

“With PeriGen’s PeriCALM, the evidence-based decision support system is like having a maternal fetal expert looking over your shoulder throughout the labor process, offering reassurance and consultation when needed,” said Gwen Buck, R.N., Greater Regional’s chief nursing officer.  “When we get busy handling multiple deliveries, PeriCALM’s fetal heart monitoring and alert capabilities ensure that we stay on top of all developments. We expect our outstanding quality care for newborns and their mothers to continue and PeriCALM helps assure the highest level of safety.”

With PeriCALM’s remote web access, Greater Regional on-call physicians can log onto the system’s spilt screen to instantly view the mother and baby’s fetal heart tracings in current state and over two hours. They can also access automated, real-time pattern recognition at the bedside. These capabilities allow physicians working remotely to see for themselves the same PeriCALM annotations nurses are seeing, creating more productive conversations. This dialogue empowers the Greater Regional Birthing Center team to make decisions with greater confidence, mitigating the potential for complications and risk.

The Greater Regional Birthing Center typically delivers between 150 and 250 babies annually.


Pictured:  Dr. Dan Walker, Dr. Kristin Bolinger, Dr. Karen Krogstad, Jill Breach, ARNP—Certified Mid-wife and Dr. Lonny Miller who all deliver babies at Greater Regional Birthing Center with the new PeriCALM equipment.


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 Medical Clinic Holds Athlete Physical Clinics

Greater Regional Medical Clinic will host two school athletic physical clinics on the following dates and times:  Saturday, June 20, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 12:00 NOON and again on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

The purpose of these special walk in clinics is to assist students in completion of the medical section of the school athletic participation forms.  Parent signatures will be required for all athletes under 18 years of age.  Forms can be made available in advance if the parent cannot be with the student at the time of the exam.  

The cost will be $25 per student.  Insurance will not be billed.

Students may walk-in during either of the clinics and will be seen on a first come, first served basis.  Any acute or chronic conditions identified during the clinic will be treated outside the hours of the school physical clinic.  The Greater Regional Medical Clinic is pleased to offer this service for area student athletes.

Nawab Joins Greater Regional Medical Staff

Greater Regional Medical Center welcomes Qurrat-Ul-Ain “Annie” Nawab, M.D., to the Greater Regional medical staff. Dr. Nawab is a board certified internal medicine physician with secondary practice specialties and board certification in critical care, sleep medicine and pulmonology.


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. Breast tomosynthesis helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

The center's Selenia® Dimensions® breast tomosynthesis system is made by Hologic, a world leader in digital mammography. The Selenia Dimensions system offers exceptionally sharp breast images,...



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: