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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 Welcomes Surgeon
Amy Hynek McFarland, DO

Greater Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Amy Hynek McFarland, DO will join the Greater Regional Medical Clinic – Surgical Specialists team on September 14th. 
Hynek McFarland, originally from Ellston, Iowa grew up on a farm


A Little Black Dress and a Lot Less Stress!

 Grab your black dress and a few of your friends and get ready for a fun night out.  There will shopping laughter and fun as Greater Regional Medical Center invites you to join us at “A Little Black Dress and a Lot Less Stress.”  A women’s event to inform, educate and entertain the ladies in your life about women’s healthcare and wellness issues. 
The event will be held Thursday, October 29th at Southwestern Community College in Room 180.  Women who attend the event will enjoy appetizers and desserts while browsing booths with displays and information on women’s wellness and also find a selection of shopping opportunities.


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 ...