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Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22

Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health and the Benton County Public Health is spreading the word that this Friday, September 22 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day.  Did you know: • 16 percent of Iowa’s citizens are 65 years of age or older.i • One-fourth of people 65 and...

Vinton Family Medical Clinic announces moving date

The Vinton Family Medical Clinic will be closed Saturday, October 7th. During the weekend, the clinic staff will be relocating into the new building, right next to the current location. Patients will be seen in the new clinic building beginning on Monday, October 9....

2017 Anthony Scholarship awarded to Alyssa Bahr

Alyssa Bahr, Certified Nursing Assistant at Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab, was awarded the Dr. Tony Anthony Scholarship on Tuesday, August 15. Dottie Anderson, Don Eells and Robin Martin were all on hand for the presentation of the $500 award. The Anthony...

VGH and VGHHCF receive donation from Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament

This week, Rick Murphy presented the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation with a donation of $10,000 from their 18th Annual Murphy Memorial Charity Golf Tournament. The event was recently held at Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg. The amount will be split...

Lighten your load with Backpack Awareness

by Elizabeth Bonorden, OTR/L | Virginia Gay Hospital Therapy Services It’s that time of year again. The school tours have been done, home rooms have been assigned, meet the teacher night is around the corner, and the school supply lists will soon be sent. One of the...

Progress continues on the Vinton Family Medical Clinic Expansion Project

Work is continuing as planned on new construction for the Vinton Family Medical Clinic. Window framing has begun with doors and flooring scheduled to be installed next. This first phase is nearing completion. The second phase of the project that follows consists of...

Putting People First

VGH's Atkins Medical Clinic shows how a "People Forward" purpose makes a difference (Article is part of Virginia Gay Hospital’s bi-annual publication, “Thrive” Spring/Summer 2017 issue. Online version can be found at https://myvgh.org/thrive/) When families choose...

Samantha Frost joins Virginia Gay Hospital & Clinics

Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics newest Physician Assistant, Samantha Frost, knows a lot about small town living. She grew up in Gilbertville, Iowa, where her dad runs the Gilbertville Locker. Many years ago Samantha’s mother worked as a lab tech in Vinton, but that...

First Human West Nile Virus Case of the Season is Confirmed in Iowa

Virginia Gay Hospital and the Benton County Department of Public Health received notice today of the following announcement from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The announcement states that the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) has confirmed the first human...

Summer Picnic Safety Reminders

July is National Picnic Month and it makes perfect sense to celebrate with all of our favorite foods shared with family and friends. But warm summer temperatures increase issues with food borne germs and it’s this time of year that incidences of food poisoning peak....

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Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is tomorrow. Read more and considering taking part in Iowa’s Largest Tai Chi Class!

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The Vinton Family Medical Clinic will be closed Saturday, October 7th. During that weekend, the clinic staff will be relocating into the new..

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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

Very Caring People

“Best doctors and staff ever. I don’t live in Vinton and it’s worth the little extra drive ANYTIME! I’ve never had such a great doctor and staff. To them you are a person, not a number. Very caring people. I can not express my thanks enough. I’m very blessed to have finally found the wonderful doctor and staff.”

— Heather Harp

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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Commitment To Excellence

VGH is accredited for sleep study services by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for compliance with a comprehensive set of national standards. If you have any concerns about the product or service that you receive from VGH, you may contact ACHC directly at 855-937-2242.