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It’s not too late to vaccinate — Get your flu vaccine today!

This fall, when you see signs reading “Get Your Flu Vaccine,” you might ask “Isn’t it too late to get vaccinated?” No, it’s not too late! CDC recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season. While the sooner you get vaccinated the more...

VGH Nursing & Rehab earns a Zero Deficiency rating with recent state inspection

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab is pleased to announce they earned a Zero Deficiency Inspection during the week of November 6, 2017 from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Mike Riege, Administrator for Virginia Gay Hospital, Clinics, Nursing and Rehab...

VGH Imaging Department observes National Radiologic Technology Week

In 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen invented the x-Ray. He continued experiments by placing several different objects between a tube and a screen. At one point, he held a lead pipe up to the ray and saw the bones of his fingers on the screen. This is the base of X-Ray as...

“Fall Back” by Checking Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors

As Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend (November 5, 2017), Melissa Smith, RN, BSN, Director of Home Health/Public Health shares this message from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) urging Iowans to install new or check existing carbon monoxide (CO)...

Virginia Gay Hospital’s Health and Wellness Fair highlighted many community resources

Virginia Gay Hospital hosted a Community Health & Wellness Fair for the Belle Plaine community on Saturday, September 30 at the Belle Plaine Community Center. Attendees had access to approximately 20 displays covering a variety of health and wellness topics as...

Virginia Gay Hospital & Clinics Celebrates the PA Profession

Vinton, IA (October 6, 2017) – Every year, we celebrate National PA Week from October 6-12, and recognize the important contributions that PAs (physician assistants) make to Iowa’s healthcare system. This year, PA Week is especially exciting, as we celebrate the 50th...

October offers awareness opportunities for VGHHCF’s Gifts of Hope

Since 1985, October has been proclaimed breast cancer awareness month. It’s traditionally a time to highlight information and fund raising for research into the disease’s cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

Virginia Gay Hospital’s Health and Wellness Fair scheduled for September 30

Virginia Gay Hospital is excited to announce the plans for a Community Health & Wellness Fair scheduled on Saturday, September 30. The event will be held from 8 am to Noon at the Belle Plaine Community Center, 1309 5th Ave., Belle Plaine. Additional activities are...

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....

May the good things of life be yours in abundance not at Thanksgiving but always … Happy Thanksgiving!

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As we count our blessings this week, we include all those who donated such beautiful trees and holiday decorations for our 8th Annual Holiday..

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Have you checked on your bid recently? Bidding ends on the silent auction for all the holiday items on display in hospital lobby tomorrow at..

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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.