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Last Place Finish: Last Place Means We’re No. 1!

Last place means we're #1! Dr. Brian Meeker, DO If you live in Benton County, you live where the chance of contracting colon cancer is the lowest in the state, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  For Dr. Brian...

50 Years Or Older? Here’s What You Need To Know About The Shingles Vaccine

Shingles is a painful rash illness, which sometimes leads to long-term nerve pain. As you get older, your risk of shingles increases. The Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of the...

Is It The Winter Blues Or Is It S.A.D?

What you consider “winter blues” might actually be Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.   Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to the changes of the seasons. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall...

Avoid Fraud With These Practical Tips

Scammers find millions of ways to defraud people every year. By combining new technology with old tricks they get unsuspecting people to send money or give out personal information. Here are a few practical tips to stay ahead.   Spot imposters. Scammers...

Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

Parents play an important role in teaching healthy concepts of digital use. Here are a few tips on how to manage the digital landscape.   Set Limits and encourage play time. Unstructured and offline playtime stimulates creativity. It’s important to make...

Benton County Colon Cancer Rates Lowest In State Thanks To Dr. Brian Meeker and His Team

Dr. Brian Meeker, DO standing with Richard Wender, MD Chief Cancer Control Officer of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta Dr. Brian Meeker, DO, a physician with Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics attended the American Association for Primary Care...

Virginia Gay Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Outcomes

Virginia Gay Hospital is proud to announce that it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence for performance in the top quartile for patient...

Weeknight Wonders: Easy Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

Easy Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs Ingredients 1 medium to large spaghetti squash, washed 1 jar of spaghetti sauce, your preferred flavor (more if desired) 3 cups of frozen turkey meatballs ¼ onion, diced small Garlic powder & Black Pepper to...

A Brave New Career

His nursing education started at age 49; now Alan Coyle says he’s not retiring until his legs give out. Alan Coyle is a registered nurse and is one of the nurses in charge of caring for the 40 or so residents of Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab....

Juuling: What Is It and How Can You Protect Your Teens?

Juul is a brand of electronic cigarettes that has gained popularity among teens and college students since its introduction in 2015. They are used for vaping which is the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar...

Timeline Photos

Dr. Brian Meeker, DO, a physician with Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics recently attended the American Association for Primary Care Endoscopy..

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Sara Wattnem, RD, LD (Clinical Dietitian & Diabetes Educator Level 1 for Virginia Gay Hospital) participated in today’s Healthcare Interactive..

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Celebrating the Power of Rural! Nearly 60 million people live and work in rural America. With our location right here in Benton County, we know..

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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


“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.