Friday, August 19, 2011

GRMC Hosts First-Ever Blue Jean Ball

Guest post by Laura Nelson-Lof, GRMC marketing specialist

The Blue Jean Ball Caps a Great Day At the Grinnell Regional Airport
Come to the Optimists Fly-In Breakfast with the family in the morning and come back in the evening for some grown up fun...

Get out your favorite jeans and make plans now to attend the first-ever GRMC Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, September 24, 8 to midnight at Grinnell Regional Airport/Billy Robinson Field.

The event has a little something for everyone. For tickets to this fun celebration of the great relationship between GRMC and the community, you may go here or any of the following locations:
Grinnell: The Glass Gift Box at GRMC, Postels Community Health Park
Brooklyn: Seaton's Grocery
Lynnville: Lynnville Medical Clinic
Montezuma: Montezuma State Bank, Peoples Savings Bank
New Sharon: New Sharon Memorial Clinic
Tama/Toledo: Deer Creek Health Center
Victor: Victor Health Clinic and Victor Market

Tickets are $25 each, two for $45 in advance. $30 each at the door.

Headlining the evening's entertainment are The Dweebs, a popular Wisconsin-based cover band that plays hits from the 70's to today. Check them out here!

Ben Latimer and Dr. Jeff Knobloch are the masters of ceremonies for the evening that will include celebrating Todd Linden's upcoming 50th birthday.

An incredible array of items are on offer for guests to bid on through a silent auction, live auction, and raffle. You can read the list of great items here.

Silent auction items include handmade truffles, framed artworks by local artists, a ride along with Grinnell's finest - the Grinnell Police Department, overnight stays at area bed and breakfasts, gift baskets, exquisite California wines, and more.

Live auction items feature week-long stays in an Estes Park, Colorado condo or a week at a luxury highrise condo in downtown Chicago on Lake Shore Drive.

The raffle offers the change to win an iPad2 or a Flip camera. Something for everyone.

Proceeds from the event will go to support equipment needs in the surgery department at GRMC. For more information, please call 641-236-2954.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Doctors for Adults

I am thrilled that with the addition of Todd Janicki, MD, MBA, on July 1, Grinnell Regional Internal Medicine now accepts referrals for advance adult care. The team of Todd Janicki, Christine Lindgren MD, PhD, and Ronald Collins, Jr., MD, is an excellent one. As I have written before, physician recruitment for a rural community hospital can be challenging. These physicians have years of experience in diagnosing and treating challenging cases. They're not straight out of residency. We specifically recruited for strong clinical backgrounds for these important positions.
We also recruited for those physicians who enjoy practicing in a smaller community with all it has to offer. Physicians who would prefer to be anonymous in their community would probably not fare well in a rural setting where everyone knows (or is related to) everyone else. And we believe that the quality of life in our area is exceptional. Not everyone, though, is drawn to a rural community but thrives in the bustle of urban or suburban life.
This team of physicians expands the spectrum of specialty care that we can provide right here at GRMC. This practice is really a hybrid with an emphasis on hospitalist activity. Each of these three physicians rotates their clinic hours and provides inpatient coverage. For some patients, the internist directs patient care during hospitalization. For outpatient care, patients need a referral from their primary care provider or surgeon and may also be referred to the clinic following hospitalization.
You and your physician can determine if you have a medical condition that would benefit from a consult with these specialists at Grinnell Regional Internal Medicine. It's great to have these physicians on our medical staff.