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  • Aug 18, 2016, 13:44 PM
    Do you have a little extra time? Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to stay involved with your community? Consider volunteering your time and talents with the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. The auxiliary is comprised of over 400 volunteers who fulfill various roles throughout the hospital.
  • Jun 16, 2016, 13:00 PM
    Mistakes shouldn’t happen, especially in healthcare. An estimated 206,000 avoidable deaths occur at hospitals every year, and Grinnell Regional Medical Center is doing its part to make sure that none of those happen here. Safety is important, and GRMC takes it seriously. This spring, GRMC received an “A” quality safety rating from the Leapfrog Group®, a national patient safety initiative comprised of employers and other large consumers of healthcare. The name, Leapfrog Group, sets the intent that it will help hospitals show “leaps of improvement.” As shown by the A rating, some of those leaps of improvement happened at GRMC.
  • Apr 7, 2016, 14:13 PM
    “When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.” – Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 10, 2016, 14:33 PM
    We invite you to check out the major changes at GRMC over the last three years. Donations to the Moving at the Speed of Life comprehensive campaign have built the Manatt Family Urgent Care clinic, created a new fitness center at Postels Community Health Park, and allowed us to invest in a state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanner. Look at all the progress we have made and note that those are only a sample of the great things happening at GRMC! 
  • Nov 3, 2016, 13:59 PM
    Healthcare is about you, and the Manatt Family Urgent Care understands your need for quality care when it’s convenient for you. Though urgent care services have been in the community for nearly two years, we still hear questions about when to go to the Manatt Family Urgent Care versus the emergency department.
  • Apr 23, 2015, 15:36 PM
    It’s a life-changing decision and not a quick fix. If you are thinking about weight-loss surgery as an option, there are many things to consider. Start by having a talk with your primary care physician. Your doctor is the best place to begin the conversation. Weight-loss surgery is not always the best option, even for those who need to lose a lot of weight.
  • Dec 1, 2016, 16:49 PM
    Horse-drawn carriages adorned with sleigh bells may be an antiquated – but romantic – visual, but that cozy, comforting feeling that accompanies the holidays is something most everyone can relate to. Hold on to the feeling we just described. Still got it? Good! Keep hold of that feeling and go where there is no shortage of holiday feelings…
  • Dec 8, 2016, 11:55 AM
    Check out or new video featuring our bariatrics program.
  • Dec 22, 2016, 15:51 PM

    Volunteering gives individuals the opportunity to maintain a healthy, active, and social lifestyle. Over the past five years, Jerry Henschen has become a key member of the Grinnell Regional Auxiliary volunteer program. During that time he has become a familiar, friendly face to patients, staff, and visitors. Henschen primarily volunteers as a mail courier. He enjoys chatting with employees as he makes his rounds to the different departments.

  • Dec 29, 2016, 11:15 AM

    The end of the year is often used as a time to reflect on the past in order to make preparations for change in the new coming year. As I reflected on my life – specifically my happiness – I realized how ready I was for a change.

  • Jan 5, 2017, 09:05 AM
  • Jan 12, 2017, 16:49 PM
    For starters, it is an element on the periodic table, with an atomic number of 86. It is not, however, as harmless as helium or silver, for example. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas, and it is also radioactive. You may not even be aware if this gas is in your house, yet it can cause some serious damage.  
  • Jan 26, 2017, 12:14 PM
    If you were at risk for cancer, wouldn’t you want to know? Luckily, there are many options that exist today to test for cancers. One that is available for women, which usually only takes a few minutes, is the Pap smear or Pap test. 
  • Feb 16, 2017, 10:13 AM

    After a cardiac event or cardiac procedure/surgery, you can help improve your perspective with the cardiac rehabilitation team at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. The American Heart Association endorses cardiac rehab as a way to improve your heart’s future.

  • Mar 2, 2017, 16:26 PM

    Taking good care of your body will yield life-long benefits. Eating well, getting regular exercise, and getting enough rest are typically indicative of good self-care. But, what happens when you don’t take care of your body the way you should? Surely eating habits can’t do that much to negatively affect your body.

  • Apr 13, 2017, 17:04 PM

    Everyone should have access to affordable, confidential, high-quality reproductive healthcare services. Due to the recent closure of the Central Iowa Family Planning Clinic in Grinnell, GRMC has been working to ensure everyone is still able to access family planning services. As a result, GRMC encourages uninsured or underinsured patients to reach out to Primary Health Care in Marshalltown for reproductive healthcare services.

  • Apr 20, 2017, 13:37 PM

    The Iowa Department of Public Health issued new requirements for the meningococcal vaccine effective January 11, 2017, to be implemented at the start of the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.

  • Apr 27, 2017, 11:08 AM
    National Patient Experience Week is celebrated the week of April 24 through 28. While it is important to have a designated range of dates to bring attention to the importance of focusing on the patient experience, it is something that Grinnell Regional Medical Center strives to put into practice each and every day. So, what is exactly is patient experience? Is it really all that important?    
  • May 4, 2017, 15:22 PM

    According the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, we spend about one third of our lives asleep. However, we sometimes forget how to care for our sleeping selves. The sleep lab at GRMC is here to help you figure out what you can do to get a restful and refreshing night’s sleep.

  • May 12, 2017, 16:07 PM

    Grinnell Regional Medical Center celebrates this year’s National Hospital Week with photos of staff enjoying the week. 

  • May 18, 2017, 11:44 AM

    According to Blood Pressure UK, controlling your blood pressure is important. The higher your blood pressure is, the higher your risk of health problems in the future.

  • May 25, 2017, 13:55 PM
    “If you have wheels under your feet, have a helmet on your head.” These words should echo in the heads of all youth after they received their free bicycle helmet this year. 
  • Jun 2, 2017, 10:10 AM

    The DAISY Award honors nurses for their outstanding leadership, patient care, excellent nursing skills, and dedication to GRMC. This is the sixth year Grinnell Regional Medical Center has participated in this program, and the first year the medical center has participated in the DAISY program independently. This year, Amber Rhodes, RN, GRMC Intensive Care Unit, is the recipient of the DAISY Award. 

  • Jun 8, 2017, 17:20 PM

    Summer often gives people more flexibility with scheduling, whether it’s to attend summer sporting events, take a vacation, or get a mammogram. Wait – what? That’s right; we think summer presents the perfect opportunity to schedule your annual mammogram at GRMC!

  • Jun 15, 2017, 16:19 PM

    Summer is a prime time to get ahead on wellness checks and immunizations for the upcoming school year. If you have a child that is anywhere from pre-school through college, Grinnell Regional Medical Center offers a multitude of family care options that provide these services in the areas of Brooklyn, Grinnell, Montezuma, Toledo, and Victor. When fall approaches, the demand for school wellness checks and immunization requirements result in busy clinics. Get ahead of the rush and bring your child in for all their school health requirements this summer.