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  • Sep 29, 2016, 10:52 AM
    This past month Grinnell Regional Medical Center and Grinnell College concluded a year and half long study looking into the effectiveness of using copper alloy materials in a hospital setting. The study was administered by Shannon Hinsa-Leasure, Ph.D., associate professor at Grinnell College and a research team of undergraduate students.
  • Jun 1, 2016, 13:00 PM
    Dining in his senior living facility in Cincinnati, 96-year-old Dr. Henry Heimlich perfectly executed a—you guessed it—Heimlich maneuver, saving a choking victim’s life.
  • May 12, 2016, 13:12 PM
    Pain – we’ve all experienced it in one form or another; the dull, deep ache of chronically sore muscles; burning, electrically-charged nerve pain; the stiff, throbbing twinges that accompany joint pain – all of these types of pain can affect our daily lives. An often overlooked syndrome that causes significant pain is fibromyalgia. 
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 22, 2017, 16:50 PM

    For the past 50 years, GRMC has been here for all of life’s ups and downs for thousands of patients. The same is true for Heidi Blue Davidson, who makes a strong case for how Spinning® at GRMC’s Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center saved her life.

  • Jun 29, 2017, 17:31 PM
    Sheryl Baarda, RNC, obstetrics nurse manager at GRMC, received a 100 Great Iowa Nurses award this spring. 
  • Jul 6, 2017, 17:28 PM

    Someday you may become diabetic; but, you can take steps now to prevent it. 

  • Jul 17, 2017, 14:48 PM
    Your care and recovery is our priority. That’s why our care coordination team works to organize care for the patients that are hospitalized at GRMC. Our role in the hospital care team is to look for any needs you may have, as a patient, as you leave the hospital.
  • Oct 4, 2017, 12:14 PM
    Likely all of us have had to use a pharmacy at one time or another, but what exactly do pharmacists and pharmacy technicians do?