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  • Dec 11, 2014, 15:07 PM
    Shopping, parties, family gatherings, school programs, and the winter weather is bringing us all indoors. And when we come indoors, we are in close quarters with groups of people. Sneezes and coughs are spreading their holiday cheer as we gather together.
  • Nov 20, 2014, 15:13 PM
     
    Nearly one in 10 Americans has Type 2 diabetes—and a staggering 27 percent don’t even know they have the disease. Might you be one? It can come on silently and without warning but the effects are very serious. It’s important that you are aware of the “red flags” and warning signs of this silent disease.
  • Oct 31, 2014, 15:18 PM
    Tonight as the sun goes down, little ghosts and goblins will pour into the streets to go trick-or-treating through the neighborhoods.  We’ve got a few tips to help keep the entire celebration a safe and fun one.
  • Oct 8, 2014, 15:33 PM
    According to healthIT.gov, a patient portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, patients can view health information such as:
    According to healthIT.gov, a patient portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, patients can view health information such as:
    According to healthIT.gov, a patient portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, patients can view health information such as:
    According to healthIT.gov, a patient portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, patients can view health information such as:
  • Sep 25, 2014, 15:38 PM

    If you are like most people, you have unused medications in your home. Prescriptions that you no longer need to take. Over-the-counter medications past their effective dates. Half-empty bottles that are just taking up space.
  • Sep 4, 2014, 15:44 PM
    We all know how inquisitive and curious little ones can be. It’s astounding how quickly they can manage to find their way into things that we didn’t even realize could be an issue. 
  • Aug 21, 2014, 15:47 PM
    The start of a new school year is an exciting and busy time. Think about making some new year's resolutions now for healthy eating. Here are a few suggestions that you might choose from to get the school year off to a great start:
     
  • Aug 14, 2014, 15:50 PM
    You might pay your bills online, add money to your child’s school lunch account, or use an app to find your way to a new destination. And now, your healthcare provider is joining the online communication world.  Financial incentives provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through healthcare reform are encouraging hospitals and clinics across the country to adopt electronic medical records and provide online patient access to health records.
  • Jun 12, 2014, 15:52 PM
    Before we began vaccinating children against chickenpox (varicella) kids routinely got this childhood disease and were rather miserable for the week to ten days we lived with it. And then we thought we were all done with chickenpox.
     
  • 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 15, 2016, 14:32 PM
    Do you find holiday shopping to be too expensive and stressful? Stress no more! We asked our employees for their best healthy, economical gift ideas to pass along to you. We have compiled a list of our favorite ideas below $60, so you can spend less time worrying about finding the perfect gift, and spend more time creating memories that will last a lifetime. Happy holidays from our family to yours!
  • 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 2, 2017, 10:19 AM

    Red – in its slew of shades – is the undisputed color of choice during the month of February; its natural pair being the heart. Aside from Valentine’s Day, though, there is another day each February aimed at the heart and splashed with red, but is far more meaningful than who you will ask to the annual Sweetheart Dance. That day is National Wear Red Day®.

  • Feb 9, 2017, 14:33 PM

    As we approach our big 50th anniversary of the merger between Community Hospital and St. Francis Hospital, GRMC has several special events planned and the public is welcome to all. 


  • 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.