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Our Women's Health Center & Top 10 Features of the New Website

What is a women’s health center and does Greater Regional have one?

Greater Regional Health is proud to support women in their healthcare journey from adolescent health to senior health. That is why we are excited to tell you more about our Greater Regional Women’s Health Center and all we have to offer, and why it does not necessarily mean a geographical location of services.


Women’s health starts with having youth take full advantage of the well child checks that offer guidance for a healthy lifestyle through 18 years of age. From pediatrician Dr. Cheri Standing to family medicine providers like Dr. James Gerdes or Dr. Lonny Miller, we can help you find the perfect provider for your child.


An important aspect of women’s health care is the availability of OB/GYN services. Greater Regional Health understands the importance of choice and personal preference when it comes to select your care. We have many choices for your obstetric needs: Dr. Kristin Bolinger, Dr. Karen Krogstad, Jill Breach provide comprehensive family medicine; while Dr. Donna Bennett and our new provider Dr. Charles Cunningham, are specialized in gynecological services as well as obstetrics. Look for the next newsletter for Dr. Cunningham to tell us more about his practice and what services he will be able to offer his patients.


The Greater Regional Birthing Center has been busy so far in 2020 delivering babies for southwest Iowa! The birthing center is a key role in women’s health, and we have done some additional updates throughout the year and one we are most excited for will be complete at the end of September! We will share the announcement showcasing the birthing center with a virtual tour in early October to highlight more important people and services that are involved in keeping the overall health of a women!


Internal medicine at Greater Regional has expanded most recently as well. Dr. Steven Reeves, Dr. Matthew Checketts, and Dr. Adrianna Shuey are dedicated physicians that specialize in care for the senior health of our area. Alongside Crystal Johnson, ARNP who is working dual roles in internal medicine and urology to meet the needs of women after the childbearing period of their lives.


As you can see it is hard to define what a women’s health center should physically look like, however Greater Regional Health centers the importance of women’s health for Southwest Iowa.

the new website looks nice, but what can it all do?

By now you should have noticed our website has taken to a new look since July 2020. We are hoping the information is better organized and you are finding out more what Greater Regional Health is all about.


Here are some things the website has that you should take note to.


1. Current Patients

There is a whole page dedicated to information we want to make sure you are aware of; from finding forms to release your medical records to online bill pay!


2. Maps

We have made some changes recently to the facility. Did you know you can go under the "About" tab and find a map of the facility to make finding your way easier?

3. Careers

Working at Greater Regional Health encompasses many different job opportunities. Are you looking for a job opportunity with us? Check out our "Careers" page that keeps current job openings posted. Come join our team!


4. Podcast

You can go to the "Contact" tab on the website and find the podcast option on the drop down. By selecting that it can take you right to be able to listen to our podcast! Dr. Standing, our pediatrician, hosts the podcast weekly with special guests!


5. Visitors

Click on the "Patients & Visitors" tab to see what you can expect as a visitor coming to the facility! Posts the current visiting policy, cafeteria hours, send a card to a patient and more!


6. Donations

Are you hosting an event that you would like Greater Regional Health to participate in or donate to? Go to the "Contact" tab and click on the "Donations" drop down. There you will find a form to fill out so we can get in contact about your event details! We appreciate all submissions; however, we will not be able to fulfill all requests but will do our best to support events that are in line with our health initiatives.


7. Videos

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see featured videos! Right now, you can check out our PPE Donation to Union County Schools, a virtual rehabilitation center tour, and hear from our audiologist, Ryan Denny, Au.D., CCC-A, about getting your hearing tested. Check back to see new videos uploaded!


8. COVID-19 Updates

Check out the "COVID-19" tab to see up to date information regarding the pandemic. With our goal of being transparent we will give you the information we feel is important for our community to know and understand.


9. Rural Health Clinics

Did you know you can get the same Greater Regional care in Corning, Mt. Ayr, and Lenox? Check out our rural health clinics under the "Services, Centers & Clinics" tab. Scroll through the pictures to see the clinics and providers that are there to serve your communities.


10. Service Lines

Ever wonder what all does Greater Regional Health do? Well take a look at our "Service Lines" page. It outlines all 40+ service lines!

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(641) 782-7091

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