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National Hospital Week Puts Spotlight on People

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal; it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and...

A Second Measles Case Confirmed

Benton County Public Health Director and Virginia Gay Hospital Director of Home Health, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of an update released regarding the confirmation of measles cases in the state of Iowa.The Iowa Department of Public...

Virginia Gay Hospital welcomes Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Torrez

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Torrez, D.O., MPH, is now seeing patients and performing surgeries at Virginia Gay Hospital on the third Thursday of the month. Mary Nading PA-C will be holding clinic on Friday afternoons at Virginia Gay Hospital....

Governor Proclaims April as Occupational Therapy Month

Des Moines, IA (April 16, 2019) – This morning Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation designating April as Occupational Therapy Month, recognizing occupational therapy as a vitally important profession that helps people across their...

Measles Case Identified in Iowa

Benton County Public Health Director and Virginia Gay Hospital Director of Home Health, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of information recently released regarding a measles case in the state of Iowa. Over the weekend, through testing from...

Thank you to all who participated in the Fifth Annual Benton County Health & Wellness Fair

The Fifth Annual Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair was well attended by the community with more than 530 people in attendance. Those participating highlighted a wide range of health, wellness and community services that are readily...

Iowa Youth Survey: Suicide Risk and E-Cigarette Use Climbing; Alcohol Use Declines

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of information recently released by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) containing insight into current behaviors by the youth in our communities. The IDPH 2018 Iowa Youth...

Virginia Gay Hospital Moves Foshé-Everett To Dietary Lead

Virginia Gay Hospital recently promoted Erica Foshé-Everett to the dietary lead position. Foshé-Everett brings with her 15 years of overall experience in food service and preparation, 11 of which have been with Virginia Gay. She is excited to take on the challenge of...

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab receives National Recognition

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab is proud to announce that it is on the Iowa National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Honor Roll for 2019. They have also been recognized by Telligen QIN-QIO as a National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)...

Changes to Virginia Gay Hospital and Foundation board of directors announced for 2019

Virginia Gay Hospital (VGH) and the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation (VGHHCF) announce changes to their board of director members for 2019. James Hodgson retired from service on both the hospital and foundation boards after serving since 2003....

Two-for-One: Chickenpox Vaccine Lowers Shingles Risk in Children

Good news for parents who vaccinate children against chickenpox. Chickenpox isn’t often life-threatening for children, but the virus remains..

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Timeline Photos

ONE MORE CHANCE!! We’d really hate for anyone to miss this party soooo the deadline for t-shirts has been extended through Wednesday, June 12…

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Timeline Photos

The Vinton Family Medical Clinic is hosting a silent auction (504 N. 9th Ave., Vinton)! Bidding for the Baskets and Bags Silent Auction begins..

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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.