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Hospital Advocates Meet with Senators, Action Needed

Twenty advocates from all parts of Iowa met with the offices of Senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst to discuss the impact to Iowa hospitals that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and a similar Senate bill released Thursday will have on hospitals, patients and...

It’s not “just” sports, it’s your health

This year, don't just get a "Sport Physical" Schedule an annual wellness exam. They may seem like the same thing, but they really are not. At an annual wellness exam, your healthcare provider will talk to you about more than just sports. They will discuss your entire...

Summer Snack Hacks

"There isn't anything to eat, Mom!"  This is a phrase that parents hear all too often and even more so in the summer months when kids are on summer vacation. So what do you feed your kids that they will like and that’s also nutritious for them? Here are some examples...

Focused on the Future: A Candid Conversation with Mike Riege

(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/) Health care has been at the front of the national conversation for years now. Where is all of this leading...

One Soldier’s Story

(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/) While Henry Van Eschen’s troop ship zig-zagged its way across the Pacific to dodge enemy submarines, his...

A Recipe for Success: Sara Wattnem’s initiative & drive for patient satisfaction have truly made her an All-Star

(Article reprinted from Virginia Gay Hospital’s bi-annual publication, “Thrive” Spring/Summer 2017 issue) How can the same ingredients, the same kitchen, and the same employees come together to make better food? Sara Wattnem credits Virginia Gay’s commitment to hiring...

Area health officials issue reminder of danger of ticks

Virginia Gay Hospital and the Benton County Department of Public Health are recommending increased vigilance against tick bites. The Iowa Department of Public Health has issued new alerts for tick-borne diseases in Iowa as a result of increases in tick-related disease...

Virginia Gay Hospital achieves sleep study accreditation with national agency

Virginia Gay Hospital, Clinics, Home Health, Nursing & Rehab proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for sleep study services. Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations...

Cargill Makes Donation to Virginia Gay Hospital to establish Mental Health Care

Cargill made a $50,000 donation to Virginia Gay Hospital to assist with establishing mental health care in the new clinic currently under construction in Vinton. The donation was made as the result of efforts by Cindi and Tom Stueck. Tom is an employee of Cargill and...

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...

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.