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Stressed Brains Can’t Learn: “Paper Tigers” documentary on trauma-inforced education to screen at Vinton-Shellsburg High School

Several area organizations have teamed together to host a screening of Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty and hopes of struggling teens — and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the better. The...

What could Occupational Therapy mean for you?

What is Occupational Therapy? Each of us have life goals.  The everyday activities that we need and want to do throughout the day can help achieve these life goals.  Sometimes major events, such as an illness or injury, can prevent us from completing these activities...

Thank you to all who participated in the Third Annual Benton County Health & Wellness Fair

The Third Annual Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair was well attended by the community with over 400 people in attendance. A wide range of health and wellness and community services were provided. Virginia Gay Hospital is engaged in population health...

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab Receives 11 Customer Care Awards

Jessica Henkle, RN-BC, and director of Virginia Gay Hospital’s Nursing and Rehab unit, has announced that Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab has received quality awards from an independent survey company in 11 categories of care. The award categories earned by the...

Virginia Gay’s family medical clinics welcome two new providers

Ben Nigg, PA-C, grew up in Solon, Iowa, so the small town of Vinton doesn’t require much of an adjustment. Ben was a member of the most recent class of PA students to graduate from the nationally recognized program at the University of Iowa. Ben will be helping where...

Can I do that at Virginia Gay Hospital? A Conversation with Dr. Nabi

(Article reprinted from Virginia Gay Hospital’s bi-annual publication, “Thrive” Fall/Winter 2016 issue) Dr. Jasmine Nabi is a medical oncologist, a physician trained in internal medicine specializing in the treatment of cancer with medicines, also called chemotherapy....

Influenza is on the rise; know the difference between the flu and a cold

The CDC reports that flu season is now getting into full swing with more people being diagnosed. They also report that this year’s vaccine is matching the most commonly diagnosed strains, and that people should still seek immunization if they haven’t already been...

Blood Donation Q&A

Q: Why is it important to donate blood? A: Blood donations save lives. There is no substitute for your blood donation, so each and every time you give you make a difference in the lives of hospital patients in their critical time of need. Q: How are blood donations...

Meet Julie Samora, a new face in the Emergency Department

For Julie Samora, PA-C, Vinton is almost a different world from Miami, where she received her education and worked. Julie’s position at Virginia Gay will include emergency and work as a hospitalist. She will also help in the clinics when needed. “I'm very excited...

Building a Strong Foundation

(Article reprinted from Virginia Gay Hospital's bi-annual publication, "Thrive" Fall/Winter 2016 issue) Virginia Gay Hospital Healthcare Foundation is more than just the Tree of Lights annual appeal for funds each holiday season. It's an integral part of providing...

Leah Kurka enjoys the variety and the opportunities for learning she’s presented as a RN, BSN at the Atkins Family Medical Clinic. She will..

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Timeline Photos

Find everything from purses to beach bags stuffed with all kinds of surprises at the third annual Vinton Family Medical Clinic’s Purse-A-Palooza!..

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Stressed Brains Can’t Learn: “Paper Tigers” documentary on trauma-inforced education to screen at Vinton-Shellsburg High School

Virginia Gay Hospital and Benton County Public Health are just a couple of the organizations who have worked together to bring this film to our..

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Virginia Gay’s Primary Care Clinics

Feeling Blessed

“We are so blessed to have Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics in Vinton. Small town friendly caring hospital and staff dedicated to the community.”

—Micheal Svoboda


“Urbana clinic staff is amazing!!! They are always there for help and support!”

—Jackie Albert Aberle

Super Care!

“Care givers that go above and beyond! Super care!”

— Dale Degner

Proud & Fortunate

“We are so proud and fortunate to have VGH&C in our community with an updated facility and medical equipment. Dr. Meeker ( and all the doctors and nurses) have always been there four our family whenever we need it.”

— Sandy Evans

Nursing and Rehab

Trust is an essential component to any care program. Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab has been entrusted with the care of older adults since 1962. While times have changed, our mission to provide our residents with quality care they can trust remains steadfast.

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Home Healthcare

Whether it’s maintaining an independent lifestyle at home, assisting the recovery of a patient post-hospitalization, or providing preventative health information, Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency is an important community resource for people of all ages.

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Therapy Services

Whether you are recovering from a sport or work injury, rehabilitating from a recent surgery, or need help with speech, language or hearing, VGH Therapy Services has a team of expertly trained therapists ready to lend a caring, helping hand, right here, at home.

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