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COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Benton County

The Benton County Department of Public Health today announced the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. “We wish to extend our sympathy to this individual’s family,” said Benton County Public Health Director Katie Cox. “Benton...

An update from Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab

We made it through another week healthy and safe! We continue to screen staff and residents to allow for early identification of any illness.  Since COVID19 is now in many Iowa counties and communities, we have ramped up infection prevention methods.  Staff has...

Benton County Public Health to Residents: Together We’re Stronger

The Benton County Public Health Department reminds residents that although they are spending more time away from friends and family because of social distancing, state, county and local leaders recognize and appreciate the vital role they serve in stopping the spread...

Two Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Benton County

Two cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Benton County. These cases were not tested through Virginia Gay Hospital or Clinics. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individuals are self-isolating at home. “While these...

Benton County Public Health Explains Social Distancing

(VINTON, IA: 3/20/20, 11 am) Benton County Public Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) remind residents they play a vital role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. A critical part of containment is practicing social distancing. “Social...

Benton County Public Health Reminds Residents of Best COVID-19 Preparation Practices

(VINTON, IA: 3/20/20, 11 am) Traditional and social media have been full recently of stories and pictures of people stocking up on toilet paper in preparation for COVID-19. Benton County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) remind residents...

Virginia Gay Hospital COVID-19 Update: 3/17/20, 9 am

In response to Governor Reynold’s announcement of community spread in Iowa of the COVID-19 virus, Virginia Gay Hospital is updating the public with the following information regarding Virginia Gay Hospital and clinics as we work to minimize patient and staff...

A Message for Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab Residents and Family Members

To Our Residents and Family Members: We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) and how it may impact us here at  Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our...

Important Notice regarding Visitor Guidelines

In keeping with a commitment to patient safety, effective today (3/10/20), Virginia Gay Hospital will temporarily limit patient visitations in order to minimize potential patient and staff exposure to seasonal influenza and other respiratory viruses. Starting today,...

Benton County Public Health Advises Residents on Spring Break Travel

Benton County Public Health continues to work with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local partners to monitor and respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus was first detected in Wuhan,...

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April is Occupational Therapy Month! Liz is one of our occupational therapists at Virginia Gay Hospital. She's been serving this community for 4 years. Liz considers herself to be a "crafty" OT and enjoys needlework crafts of all kinds, playing hostess for friends and family, and being outside with her dog. Along with the treatment of hand and upper extremity disorders, Liz has a passion for treatments centered around improving vision and cognition during daily tasks. She loves occupational therapy because treatments are very specific to the needs of an individual patient, which gives her many opportunities to use her creative side to come up with individualized solutions. ...

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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.