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Amy Moyner is the new Executive Director of Downtown Partners, Inc. for the Greater Burlington Partnership

Moyner began her role on Aug. 24. Moyner has experience in communication, public relations and management with emphasis on retail, marketing, sales and training.

Moyner grew up in Burlington, graduated from Burlington High School, earned her AA from SCC and her BA from the University of Iowa.

Her credentials include Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Greenbelt, Scrum Master and Agile for Business Analysis.

Moyner and her family have been living in the Chicago area for several years and are in the process of moving back to Burlington.


WEST BURLINGTON — Great River Medical Center is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. 

GRMC was recognized for meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility. 

“We commend Great River Medical Center for this award in recognition for following evidence-based guidelines for timely heart attack treatment,” said Tim Henry, MD, chair, Mission: Lifeline Acute Coronary Syndrome Subcommittee. “We applaud the significant institutional commitment to their critical role in the system of care for quickly and appropriately treating heart attack patients.” 

More than 250,000 Americans experience a severe heart attack each year. 


Optimae LifeServices employees and their family members now benefit from a partnership with Upper Iowa University (UIU). 

Employees, their spouses and dependent children (under the age of 26) are eligible to receive set tuition grants for courses taken at any of Upper Iowa’s 21 U.S. educational centers or through UIU distance education programs. 

The application fee is also waived for all participants.

“At Optimae, one of our core values is education,” said Susan Martin, chief operating officer of Optimae Services. “Offering the Corporate Advantage Partnership (CAP) program benefit to our employees and their families is an integral part of our commitment to investing in our employees’ ongoing learning.”


WEST BURLINGTON — Great River Friends recently donated $18,550 to Great River Medical Center. 

The money will fund items to be used at the hospital and Great River Klein Center, a long-term and skilled nursing facility on the hospital’s West Burlington campus. 

All projects will enhance patient and elder experiences. They include: 

  • COVID-19 mask-making supplies  
  • Plant watering system 
  • Repotting plants in waiting areas 
  • Supplies for making comfort pillows for patients 
  • Gardening supplies for patients in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program 
  • Swaddling sleep sacks for newborns 
  • Long-handled sponges for rehabilitation patients 
  • Donor breast milk for newborns who need it 
  • Entertainment for elders at the Klein Center 
  • Pediatric immobilizer for X-rays 

“The immobilizer secures small children in the correct position for chest X-rays,” said Greg Fields, director, Diagnostic Imaging. “It helps radiologic technologists get good X-rays without motion from the child.  It also reduces radiation exposure to parents or other technologists who otherwise would have to hold children during the procedure. We are grateful to Great River Friends for this gift.” 

Great River Friends supports Great River Medical Center with the gifts of time, talent and treasure. To learn more, call Volunteer Services at (319) 768-3340. 


Optimae LifeServices has added new staff, Angela Dossett, PMHNP-BC, and Tiffany Siefken, LMSW to their southeastern Iowa behavioral health team.

“Optimae’s goal is to provide the highest quality of behavioral health care to the people we serve,” said Tracy Liptak, regional director of Optimae Behavioral Health’s southeastern Iowa region. “We’re delighted that two extraordinarily dedicated and compassionate professionals have joined our team in southeast Iowa.”

Dossett is board certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP). Dossett is also board certified in psychiatric nursing (RN-BC) and certified as a medical surgical registered nurse (CMSRN). Prior to Optimae, she served at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) working inpatient in internal medicine, a unique medical-psychiatric unit, and as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) implementing yoga practice on all inpatient behavioral health units at UIHC.

Siefken’s background in massage therapy allows her to offer a holistic perspective alongside research-based evidence in her therapeutic services. Her experience includes working with previously incarcerated individuals, young adults, couples, emergency responders and critical incidents. She utilizes a person-centered and strengths-based approach when working with her clients.

Appointments can be made by calling (319) 237-1732. Video-based services are available.

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