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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 Installs Innovative CT for Faster, Safer Exams

Aquilion PRIME’s Large Open Bore and High Table Weight Facilitates Successful Imaging of Diverse Patient Population

To make CT exams as fast, safe and accurate as possible for patients, Greater Regional Medical Center recently installed the AquilionTM PRIME CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Aquilion PRIME provides faster exams at as low as reasonably achievable doses, while producing high-quality images required for accurate diagnoses.


“The speed of the Aquilion PRIME enables our clinicians to obtain critical patient information for enhanced diagnoses faster than before,” explained JR Rockhold, Radiology Director.  “The design of the Aquilion PRIME allows us to successfully image a range of patients, from pediatric to bariatric, to further improve patient safety and comfort in our community. Our team is proud to have the most current state of the art technology to ensure the highest quality care and service for our patients.”


The Aquilion PRIME’s large bore opening offers a more spacious feeling for patients, while a higher table weight limit expands the range of patients who can be imaged. In addition, the Aquilion PRIME comes standard with industry-leading dose-reduction software.

Greater Regional Welcomes
General Surgeon

Greater Regional Medical Center recently welcomed Heather A. Osterbrink, MD general surgeon, to Greater Regional Medical Clinics – Surgical Specialists.  Dr. Osterbrink is a board-certified general surgeon who earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Minnesota and her medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2004.She completed her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Osterbrink then completed her surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota in the Surgical Critical Care Unit.  Prior to joining the surgical specialists at Greater Regional, Osterbrink worked at St. Thomas Moe Hospital in Canon City, Colorado.

“One of the things that has impressed me while I have considered this opportunity, is that everyone I’ve have talked with is proud of the excellent care provided at Greater Regional Medical Center.  For me, it is exciting to have an opportunity to be a part of the team.” said Osterbrink.
 Dr. Osterbrink and her husband, Ryan Osterbrink, have re-located to the Creston area.

Greater Regional Cancer Center Acquires New Technology
for Treating Cancer

 New technology from Varian Medical Systems will deliver ultra-precise radiotherapy treatments with sub-millimeter accuracy

Greater Regional Cancer Center today announced it has installed an On-Board Imager® kV imaging system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The On-Board Imager makes it possible for doctors to offer patients Conebeam CT IGRT (image-guided radiotherapy), an extremely precise form of treatment that utilizes multiple imaging and motion management techniques for ultra-accurate tumor targeting.

“This state-of-the-art technology will enable us to treat patients with the same advanced radiotherapy techniques used in larger metropolitan cancer centers,” said Katy Wiley A.S.R.T. (R) (T), Director. “It provides us with tremendous versatility and precision for customizing treatments according to the specifics of each patient’s case.

Varian’s robotic On-Board Imager, which is capable of real-time tumor tracking and automated patient positioning, enables clinicians to concentrate radiation doses on the tumor while protecting surrounding healthy tissue. This means that doses of radiation can be delivered quickly and with great precision which translates into fast treatments, greater patient comfort, and the potential for better outcomes.

“Radiation therapy is used today in more than half of all cancer treatments due to its unique clinical advantages,” says Wiley. “Using Conebeam CT IGRT from Varian, we have the potential to substantially improve treatment outcomes by doing a better job of protecting healthy tissue while delivering more powerful doses to cancerous tumors.”

The IGRT technology was installed during mid-September and is currently in use. Treating


 

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Autologous Blood Donation Physical Therapy
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Crest Ridge Estates / Senior Housing Rehabilitation Services
Diabetes Education Respiratory Care
Dietary Services (SHIIP)
Ear, Nose & Throat Sleep Studies
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Greater Regional Cancer Center Sports Medicine
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Patient Care Floor
Ultrasound
Laboratory Urology
Occupational Therapy Vascular Studies
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News

Greater Regional Selects Partner for Hospice Home
Will Transition Out of Hospice Services by February 28

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 Selects Partner for Hospice Home
Will Transition Out of Hospice Services by February 28

Greater Regional Medical Center announced Monday, January 20th, plans to partner with HCI Hospice Care Services of Southern Iowa for utilization of the Greater Regional Hospice Home and transition out of the delivery of hospice services by February 28, 2014.  Greater Regional has explored numerous options the past several years to respond to decreasing reimbursement, increasing regulation and declining volumes in the Greater Regional Hospice program with the following goals:

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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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Greater Regional Heart & Outreach Screening Now Offered Monthly

Greater Regional Medical Center now offers a variety of health risk screening options on campus monthly for individual seeking to take charge of their health...

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Announcements

Outreach-Public Health Moving to Medical Arts Plaza

 

Greater Regional Outreach-Public Health is pleased to announce the relocation of their offices to the Medical Arts Plaza effective December 9, 2013.  The goal of the relocation is to add convenience for community residents seeking health on the campus of Greater Regional Medical Center.

The new address will be 1610 West Townline Street, Suite 150.  The phone number remains the same at 641-782-3545.

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Lenox Medical Clinic Welcomes New Provider
Darcy Rubenking, PA-C

 

Greater Regional Medical Center and Lenox Medical Clinic are pleased to announce Darcy Rubenking, PA-C will provide comprehensive family medical care for area residents at Lenox Medical Clinic beginning January 27, 2014.  Rubenking, a Lenox native,

 

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Reeves Elected Fellow by American College of Physicians

Greater Regional Medical Center celebrates the accomplishment of Steve Reeves, MD, an internal medicine physician with Greater Regional Medical Clinics on being elected a Fellow in the American College of Physicians.  The Convocation ceremony will take place in April.

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