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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.

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Greater Regional Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

May 2014

Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa, was recently named one of the iVantage HEALTHSTRONG Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. “Greater Regional is proud of the leadership and efforts of our Board of Trustees, physicians and health care team who have contributed to our medical center achieving this designation,” said Monte Neitzel, CEO. “Our mission is to deliver the highest quality health care and service”. 

Greater Regional Medical Center scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on the iVantage Hospital Strength INDEX™. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of US acute care hospitals, and the only one to include the country’s 1,300 CAHs.

The results recognize that the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals provide a safety net to communities across rural America – measuring them across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency. The list of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at www.iVantageHealth.com.
“Rural healthcare deserves the same performance analysis as all provider performance. It plays a vital role for communities across America, serving nearly 80 million people. The services provided in rural America are similar to those needed in any major metropolitan area, yet the volumes and economic resources provide little economies of scale, making for little benefit from scale. These top 100 Critical Access Hospitals exhibit a focused concern for their community benefits and needs, regardless of scale, reimbursement and people’s ability to pay,” said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation™ and the VantagePoints™ platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company’s unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare.

Greater Regional Adds 24/7 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.

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News

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.  
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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 beginning Monday, April 7.

Dr. Freeman joins Dr. Bradley Hiatt in providing medical oncology services locally. Both physicians are members of Medical Oncology Hematology Associates in Des Moines. Dr. Hiatt will continue to hold clinics each Tuesday at the Cancer Center. In addition, Dr. Robert Shreck, another member of Medical Oncology Hematology Associates will provide coverage of the clinics in the absence of one of the regular providers.

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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,...

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Announcements

Greater Regional Outreach Public Health Moves Down the Hall

 

In October, nearly 2,000 patients visited Greater Regional Outreach-Public Health where they received a flu shot, child immunization, allergy shot or another outpatient service.

The public health office is currently located in suite 150 on the lower level of the Medical Arts Plaza at Greater Regional having moved there last year to increase convenience for the public. The goal of the public health staff is to improve the quality of life for persons of all ages through services and education provided in their homes and in the community.

However, Greater Regional announced the Department’s office will soon move to suite 105 –  just down the hall where the flu clinics and Heart and Outreach Clinics have been held the past two years.

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