Understanding of the connection between reflexes and touch guided GRMC as it launched the latest therapies that use energy and relaxation to reduce pain and stress.
We have a number of staff members who provide healing touch, reflexology, massage and other forms of integrating mind, body, and spirit to improve health.
Animal-assisted therapy uses specially trained dogs who visit patients in the hospital. The trained dogs visit patients to meet therapy goals such as encourage usage of hands and arms, improve the mental state of a patient, or distract a patient from pain or depression.
Essential oils use the fragrant parts of aromatic plants to improve your health and general well being. First, of course, essential oils offer pure enjoyment. Taking a whiff of a spice in your kitchen or a bouquet of flowers is a great example. There are many other benefits, too. Inhaling the appropriate fragrance can reduce stress, lift a depression, hasten a good night's sleep, soothe your soul, or give you more energy. Essential oils can help patients relax so that other healing modalities can do their job.
GRMC patients who are prescribed with a general diet – no texture modifications, no nutrient restrictions – may order from the room service menu. The room service menu offers breakfast options all day and a choice of 26 main dish lunch/supper options along with many additional side dish choices.
Menu orders are taken between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and are delivered to patients within 45 minutes of their order.
GRMC offers spiritual care services to ensure that patients’ and caregivers’ spiritual needs are identified and addressed while being served by the medical center. The medical center recognizes that spirituality is unique to every individual and, thus, spiritual care offered here is unique to every person. The care offered is non-judgmental and is not evangelistic in nature. Open to family members of inpatients.
GRMC employs a full-time chaplain whose primary responsibility it is to coordinate spiritual care for hospital patients and their families, as well as provide direct care to hospice patients and their families. If you wish to contact the chaplain please call 641-236-2418 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Family Care Services
Exercise for Stress Reduction
Having a loved one in the hospital can be stressful and some people find relief in exercise. Immediate family members of inpatients may use the PWA Fitness Center at no cost while a loved one is admitted at GRMC.
GRMC offers membership to the GRMC Wellness Services, which includes unlimited usage of the PWA Fitness Center and all group exercise classes at Fly High Fitness Studio. This membership also includes a free personal coaching session each month.
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Finding a Calm Place
Sometimes guests and patients need to step into a calm area to refresh and rejuvenate themselves while at GRMC. We offer several options to help guests, patients, and even staff to find relaxation and stress relief.
GRMC created the outdoor healing garden as a tranquil place to step outside and enjoy nature. The garden features a walking path with daisy tiles guiding the walker, a fountain under the gazebo, several bronze sculptures, and benches for resting.
The Mitchell Meditation Room is located on the second floor near the nurse’s station. It is our hope that the room will help people find the strength or contentment they need when managing whatever brings them to GRMC, whether it is a life-threatening illness or the birth of a child. We invite everyone to come and see this tranquil area.
GRMC enjoys a wonderful reputation for its art and the healing power of art. The art program recognizes the link between art and modern healthcare environments. We have a large permanent collection as well as a gallery exhibit and a display case exhibit, which rotate every two months.
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