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Dementia and Driving: When is it time to Stop?

Whether or not we realize it, driving is often associated with self-reliance, independence, and freedom.  When someone is diagnosed with dementia, whether or not to drive is often one of the first concerns for an individual. Deciding not to drive may mean accepting...

Four Tips for Walking Safely in Winter Weather

Winter is officially here, bringing the snow and ice with it. It is tempting to hibernate inside your home. Eventually, we all have to trek out and onto the snow and ice for one reason or another. When we do, our risk of falls increases significantly. Winter falls...

Atkins Family Medical Clinic announces staff changes

Virginia Gay Hospital and the Atkins Family Medical Clinic are announcing changes to staff that will take effect in February 2020. Stephanie Vogeler, PA-C, has submitted her resignation. Her last day with the organization will be Friday, February 28, 2020. She has...

Take steps to a healthier lifestyle with the Virginia Gay Weight Management Clinic

VINTON, IA – With the year 2020 just around the corner, many will be considering what to do about New Year’s Resolutions. Be more organized. Make new friends. Be more positive. Take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. If the latter is on your list, Virginia Gay...

Virginia Gay Hospital receives smart socks from Knox Blocks Foundation

The Knox Blocks Foundation donated 20 Owlet Smart Socks to Virginia Gay Hospitals & Clinics. Knox Blocks board members, Peter Eikamp and Jessica Albertsen, presented their donation to Virginia Gay Hospital’s CEO Michelle Schoonover and clinical nurse manager,...

Virginia Gay Hospital Installs Innovative CT System From Canon Medical For Higher Image Quality, Safer Patient Exams

Aquilion Prime SP Delivers Balance Between Image Quality and Lower Dose for Wide Range of Patient Populations VINTON, IA – To make CT exams as safe and accurate as possible for patients, Virginia Gay Hospital, in Vinton, Iowa, has installed the AquilionTM Prime SP...

Our Christmas Message to You!

Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness. Merry Christmas from Virginia Gay Hospital, Clinics, Home Health, Nursing and Rehab!

Family physician, Dr. Emily Guerber, joins Virginia Gay Hospital’s Vinton Family Medical Clinic

Virginia Gay Hospital welcomes Dr. Emily Guerber to the Vinton Family Medical Clinic. Dr. Guerber received her M.D. from the University of Minnesota and completed a residency at the Mayo program in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She is the fifth physician now practicing at...

Eleventh Annual Holiday Tree Walk Donors & Winning Bidders

Eleven years later, the Virginia Gay Hospital Annual Holiday Tree Walk is still going strong. This annual silent auction came to a close on Tuesday, November 26. With the continued support of a generous community, another $10,000 will be donated to the Virginia Gay...

VGH Home Health Agency sponsors Sixth Annual “Angel Tree”

You have two hands: One to help yourself, and the second to help others Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency is pleased to host the sixth annual “Angel Tree” for our clients. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of giving by members of our community in...
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Join Us and Grow! At Virginia Gay Hospital, you are an essential member of a community-based health system whose patients rely on all its services every day. We are looking for a health information management coder with credentials through AHIMA or AAPC. Do you know someone who might be interested this full-time opportunity? Learn more at www.myvgh.org/careers.com

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PLEASE DONATE TODAY! Due to recent blizzard conditions causing numerous blood drive cancellations, LifeServe Blood Center is urging blood donors to make plans to give blood as soon as possible. The community blood supply has dipped to a critically low level. Please make a point to help us out of this critical time of need by donating at TODAY'S Virginia Gay Hospital community blood drive. It will be held from 1:45 pm - 05:30 pm in the hospital's cafeteria. It only takes an hour to save lives!

Questions about your eligibility? Call 800-287-4903.
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Whether or not we realize it, driving is often associated with self-reliance, independence, and freedom. When someone is diagnosed with dementia, whether or not to drive is often one of the first concerns for an individual. Deciding not to drive may mean accepting that one's abilities are changing, and that can be a terrifying and upsetting aspect of dementia. Our therapy department offers some strategies to ease the transition and to make the hard conversations a little easier. Read more at: bit.ly/3afKauB ...

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Virginia Gay’s Primary Care Clinics

Atkins Family Medical Clinic
Urbana Family Medical Clinic
Van Horne Family Medical Clinic
Vinton Family Medical Clinic

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

Amazing!

“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.

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.

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.

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.