Thursday, April 21, 2011

GRMC Health Fair and Community Breakfast

The public is invited to enjoy a “fresh approach to breakfast” on Saturday, May 14, when Grinnell Regional Medical Center will host a community-wide breakfast and health fair. This breakfast will feature made-to-order omelets, sausage, fresh fruit bar, mini-cinnamon rolls, and beverages. The health fair will include booths, health tips, balloon hats for children, and drawings for prizes.

“Our community is known for enjoying a great Saturday morning breakfast. This community breakfast and health fair welcomes the public to walk into our facility, become familiar with us, learn about the services available, and enjoy a great breakfast,” explains Denise Lamphier, director for the office of communications and development. “This will be a great morning for everyone to check out some of the services we have to offer and have a hearty yet healthy breakfast.”

Though GRMC is always open 24/7, the community breakfast and health fair will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. Breakfast will be dished up in the cafeteria and booths will be sprinkled around the hospital. GRMC partnered with the Iowa Egg Council for this event, which will provide the omelet making equipment, tools, and training. GRMC administrators, staff, and a few physicians will be the omelet makers for the morning.

Proceeds from the free-will donation breakfast will go toward the 2011 Annual Fund Drive to fund a new anesthesia unit. Guests may stop by one of the educational booths to learn about this unit. The new machine offers significant benefits for the patient as well as the anesthesia provider, such as hands-free ventilation so the provider can focus more closely on the patient; pressure-control ventilation that minimizes the potential for lung trauma; better calibration of dosing for all patients; and greater patient safety from technology advancements that reduce potential for errors.

Come enjoy National Hospital Week, May 8 to 14, at your community hospital. For more information, call GRMC at 641-236-2590.

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