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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...

Urbana Family Medical Clinic celebrates expansion of services

URBANA, IA, – Virginia Gay Hospital and the Urbana Family Medical Clinic celebrated the recent completion of an expansion project at the Urbana clinic with a ribbon-cutting and open house on Thursday, November 21. The community was invited to tour the updated...

Understanding Your Diagnosis: Aphasia

What is Aphasia? Aphasia is a condition that limits your ability to communicate with others and can affect speech/writing, comprehension of speech/writing, or both. Aphasia usually results from damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language....

Eleventh Annual Holiday Tree Walk showcases Community Creativity

VINTON, IA (November 5, 2019)—This year marks the eleventh year for the Holiday Tree Walk held in the lobby of Virginia Gay Hospital. The annual event is a local favorite hosted by both the respiratory and human resource departments of VGH. For the third...

Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics to transition from MyChart to MyUnity Point In Early November

To Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinic Patients: Effective November 4, 2019, Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics will transition our medical record to Unity Point as the host facility. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to allow...

Urbana Family Medical Clinic to hold Open House

Michele Burnes, PA-CPam Keel, ARNPDan LaGrange, PharmacistVINTON, IA –Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics will host an Open House in celebration of the completion of the expansion project at the Urbana Family Medical Clinic. The free event is open to the public and...

Understanding Your Diagnosis: Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? The elbow is a joint that is made up of three bones: the humerus (or the upper arm bone) and the two forearm bones known as the radius and the ulna. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is the inflammation and tenderness of the forearm muscle...

Understanding Your Diagnosis: Bone Spurs

What are Bone Spurs? What causes Bone Spurs? Osteophytes, or more commonly called bone spurs, are small bony projections that grow at the ends of bones, often at joints where two bones meet (mayoclinic.org). The most frequent cause of bone spurs is osteoarthritis (OA...
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Angels still needed! Please consider making the holiday season brighter for patients served by Virginia Gay Home Health Agency by providing gifts for a Home Health patient. There are still tags on the tree located in the Virginia Gay Hospital lobby. Return unwrapped gifts to the hospital’s lobby desk by Wednesday, December 18. Get more details at bit.ly/2Ri7ocg ...

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TOY DRIVE! If you are out shopping over the weekend, don't forget, you can give children in Benton County a happy holiday season! Virginia Gay Hospital is pleased to partner with Horizons again this year to host a toy drive. New, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages are being accepted from now until December 16th. A drop off barrel is located in the hospital's cafeteria, or you can drop off toys at the hospital front desk. Thank you for your help! ...

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Congratulations to Hannah Tilley! Hannah is a member of the Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab team as a CNA and recently completed a continuing education course as a certified medication aide through Hawkeye Community College to advance her career in healthcare. ...

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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.