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An Update from Nursing and Rehab July 31, 2020

Governor Kim Reynolds – extended Public Health Disaster Emergency until August 23rd, 2020, at 11:59 PM.Window visits, video chats, phone calls, and letters will continue to stay connected with your loved one! We are hoping by the end of the week the 2nd portable...

Updated Visitor Restrictions for Virginia Gay Hospital

Effective Tuesday, July 21, visitors are NOT allowed unless the visitor is a designated caregiver and the patient falls into one of four categories listed below: •    The patient is imminently dying. •    The patient is an infant or...

An update from Nursing and Rehab July 17, 2020

We are officially four months into the COVID-19 pandemic. So many things have changed during this time. I know personally there were so many things I took for granted, and will be happy to enjoy once we get to the other side of this situation. We still remain in...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: July 10, 2020

Mass staff COVID testing is complete, and all staff were negative! That does not mean we can let our guard down. We continue to follow guidelines for PPE, and are now able to put on a new mask each shift, change during breaks, and change each time we leave a...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: June 26, 2020

Activities Update: Hello and Cheers to the end of another week, the last full week of June. Last week’s bingo winners were Marie and Karen. Congratulations ladies! This week started off wonderful! Sunday was Father’s Day, and I was able to spend the day with many...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: June 19, 2020

We are pleased to report that we remain healthy and safe, with no positive COVID tests among residents or staff. We have received additional clarification from Iowa Health Care Association and the Iowa Department of Public Health this week regarding the phased...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: June 12, 2020

As we enter Phase I of Nursing Home Reopening, we have implemented a process for residents to wear face masks when they are out of their rooms. At this point, residents are only out of their room to take a bath/shower, to exercise, for supervision, and for limited...

Updated Visitor Restrictions for Virginia Gay Hospital

Effective Monday, June 8, 2020, each patient may have one designated visitor. ( Please Note: This update does not include Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab. Families should still contact Nursing & Rehab management/activities about options for phone calls, emails and...

Brian Meeker D.O., elected as Vice-President to Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association

Dr. Brian Meeker, D.O. (Des Moines, IA) Dr. Brian Meeker was elected vice-president of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. Brian Meeker, D.O. of Vinton, Iowa attended and graduated from Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in 1984....

An update from Nursing and Rehab: June 5, 2020

Yesterday afternoon, we received guidance from Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) on the phased-in reopening of nursing homes. Phase I of the reopening plan does not change any of our current practices until we have 14 days without any positive or suspected...
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Emily McLaughlin is the winner of this year's Party in Pink 5K blanket give-away! Dawana Trasak, of Vinton, makes a blanket each year for the annual 5K fundraiser as a way to honor breast cancer survivors not only in her family but in our community. It's a great tribute, Dawana! And, congratulations to Emily. You can learn about the Party in Pink 5K event and how it benefits those in need through the Gifts of Hope program at VGH by visiting www.myvghfoundation.org ...

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AHA, AMA and ANA Urge You To Wear A Mask to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 ...

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Thanks again for participating and supporting our event this year. You make a world of difference! Without an award ceremony at the end of the race this year, here are some important reminders: The in-person winner's medals will be mailed to you shortly. Those participating in person may check their results while those have chosen the Virtually Wild option may enter their completion times using the following link: bit.ly/2020PIP_Results ...

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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.