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’18-’19 Flu Season Update: 6 Million Sick With Flu

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that so far this season, between 6 million and 7 million people have been sick with flu, and between 69,000 and 84,000 people have been hospitalized from flu. The number of states experiencing...

Save a Life this Month!

January is National Blood Donor Month, and you could celebrate by saving a life! Virginia Gay Hospital is hosting its next community blood drive on Tuesday, January 22 from 1:00-5:30 pm in the cafeteria located on the lower level of the hospital, 502 N....

UnityPoint Health-Cedar Rapids and Virginia Gay Hospital move forward with Affiliation

The Virginia Gay Hospital Board and senior staff, after many months of careful evaluation, has elected to end their affiliation with University of Iowa Hospitals and has selected UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids to be the new affiliation partner. Critical...

A 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!

Virginia Gay Hospital recognized as 2018 CBJ Workforce Award Winner

Virginia Gay Hospital was pleased to accept a 2018 CBJ Workforce award at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, December 6th. The award was given by the Corridor Business Journal after a review process involving Iowa Workforce...

VGH Lab Named a Top 200

The Virginia Gay Hospital laboratory has been named a top 200 lab by Bio-Rad Laboratories for quality and timeliness of result testing. Bio-Rad specializes in life science research and clinical diagnostics and operates in 36 countries with annual sales of...

Vinton doctor helps Benton County achieve record low colon cancer rates

VINTON, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) —  Dr. Brian Meeker, a family physician with Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, has been placing colon cancer screening and treatment at the forefront of his practice in the nearly three decades he has been with the hospital. His...

Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics welcomes Samantha Ferguson

Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics recently added Samantha Ferguson, PMHNP, (psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner) to its staff of medical providers and she began seeing patients on Monday, December 3rd. Samantha received her bachelor of science in...

VGH Home Health Agency sponsors Fifth Annual “Angel Tree”

For the fifth consecutive year, the Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency is sponsoring an Angel Tree for home health patients in Benton County who are in need this holiday season. Many of these patients don’t have family or friends living nearby, and many lack the...

Food Safety Alert Update – E. Coli Outbreak

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of an update to the food safety alert recently released on an outbreak of E. coli infections associated with romaine lettuce by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Well Wishes for Mike Riege

After 29 years of service, Virginia Gay Hospital CEO Mike Riege is retiring. Join us in celebrating with an open house honoring Mike on Friday,..

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Timeline Photos

Calling all As, Bs, ABs, and Os! It’s National Blood Donors Month and what better to commemorate than to give blood at the Virginia Gay Hospital..

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Employee Well Wishes for Mike Riege

As part of the celebration of Mike Riege’s Retirement, employee’s were encouraged to share their well-wishes for Mike. Here are the wishes from..

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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.