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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 a formal recognition of a master level of knowledge and specialty practice in wound management.
 The CWS board certification is a prestigious and rigorous certification in wound care and demonstrates a distinct and specialized expertise in practice. The CWS credential displays to patients, employers and peers a dedication to the highest standard and achievement in wound care.
 In their role as Certified Wound Specialists, Mike and Eric will:
*Enhance the multidisciplinary team approach to successful wound management for patients served by Greater Regional Rehabilitation Services;
*Demonstrate a dedication to the highest standards in wound care, essential in the development of a comprehensive wound management program;
*Improve the quality of wound care for patients;
*Allow for an on-site resource to educate and train colleagues involved in wound management; and
*Allow them to be an integral expert member of a multidisciplinary team to best serve our community.
 With the addition of certified wound care specialty services, the Greater Regional Rehabilitation Services Department continues to grow the number and quality of services available to residents in our region.  For more information and/or to make a referral, please call 641-782-3510.

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:

Hannah Hagle, Creston, who plans to attend the University of Iowa;
Jill Johnson, Creston, currently a student at University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Lucas Neitzel, Creston, currently a student at Simpson College;
Laura Shervheim, Redding, who plans to attend Mercy College of Health Sciences; and
Jordan Thompson, Macksburg, who plans to attend Iowa State University.

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 the health care field is eligible to apply.  Please call 641 782-3588 for further information about the scholarship program or other Auxiliary-supported services.