Greater Regional Auxiliary Awards $5000 in Scholarships
Greater Regional Medical Center - Auxiliary recently awarded five $1000.00 scholarships to area student pursuing health care careers. Recipients include:
Jill Johnson, Creston, Central College, Pella, Athletic Training/Pre-Physical Therapy
Emma Johnson, Creston, Iowa State University, Ames, Biology
Jacob Wolfe, Creston, Iowa State University, Psychology
Molly Budach, Mt. Ayr, Southwestern Community College, Creston, Nursing
Garrett Abell, Cromwell, Southwestern Community College, Creston, Nursing
Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary annual membership dues and other fund-raisers support the funding of these scholarships. Any student in the surrounding communities that pursue a career in a health care field is eligible to apply. Please call 641 782-3553 for further information about the scholarship program or other Auxiliary-supported services.
Greater Regional Welcomes ENT Physician,
John W. Pflug, MD
Greater Regional Medical Center announced John W. Pflug, MD will join the rotation of visiting physicians at Greater Regional Specialty Physicians & Clinics Department. Pflug, an ENT/Otolaryngology Specialist will be scheduled in Creston on the second and forth Thursday each month. Dr. Pflug’s clinic will be located in the Medical Arts Plaza. Appointment may be scheduled by calling 641-782-3507.
Greater Regional Announces Physician Realignment
May 15, 2012
Greater Regional Medical Center announced plans this week to realign Greater Regional employed physicians to increase convenience and accessibility for patients as physician clinics move back to their permanent locations in June. The physicians’ clinics will be named Greater Regional Medical Clinics. “Co-locating physicians according to specialty will increase communication, streamline lab services and improve patient flow in the clinics,” said Dr. Joshwa Tromblee, DO. Brian Schon, Director of Clinic Services stated “Our goal is to increase our ability to meet our patient’s expectations for appointments at a time that is most convenient for them.”
All Greater Regional employed family practice; family practice-obstetrics; and internal medicine physicians will be co-located on the second floor of the Medical Arts Plaza effective June 4, 2012. In addition, all Greater Regional employed surgical specialists, including general surgery and orthopaedic surgery will be co-located on the first floor of the Medical Arts Plaza effective the week of June 18, 2012. “As we expand surgical services on the Greater Regional Medical Center campus, the relocation of physicians of similar medical disciplines will allow for improved physician interactions in administering patient care,” said Dr. Robert Kuhl, MD. “It should also provide a smoother and more seamless health care experience for our medical and surgical patients.”
Greater Regional Medical Center continues its tireless efforts to recover from the tornado that occurred in April and reported the Greater Regional Cancer Center reopened Monday, May 14, 2012 for chemotherapy and radiation therapy patients.
Patients of the visiting specialty physicians are encouraged to contact their physician for appointment rescheduling. Plans are to re-open the visiting specialty physicians and clinics in the Medical Arts Plaza as soon as possible.