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Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency received best in class

Congratulations to the Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency staff for receiving customer experience awards from Pinnacle Quality Insight in the following areas: Specific Care Issues; Care From The Agency's Home Health Providers, and Recommend This Agency To...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: May 22, 2020

We have come to the end of another week, grateful to be COVID-19 free. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo this week giving states guidance for phased in opening of nursing homes. While we have not seen specific guidance from the...

An update from Nursing and Rehab : May 15, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that beginning May 8th, 2020, Nursing Facilities must begin reporting their COVID 19 data regarding illnesses, staffing, and PPE through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) that links to the...

Universal Mask Guidelines Effective May 13, 2020

PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS! Effective Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Virginia Gay Hospital healthcare will implement universal masking. This decision was made based on the recommendations of the CDC, and the Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as the availability of...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: May 8, 2020

As we enter week eight of our COVID-19 lockdown, we are settling into the “new” routines of providing care. We are fortunate to be free of illness and continue to pray for those that are afflicted. As we continue to screen staff for illness, we take precautions...

An Update from Nursing and Rehab: May 1, 2020

 Happy Friday to Everyone! As of 4/30/2020 at 8:30 am, there are 24 long term care facilities in Iowa reporting COVID outbreaks. We extend our sympathies for those facilities affected by this virus, and remain thankful that we are safe and healthy. Even though the...

Benton County Reminds Residents COVID-19 Still Spreading in Benton County

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation Monday allowing the reopening of some business types and lifting gathering requirements for certain counties beginning May 1. The proclamation applies to 77 counties in Iowa where COVID-19 activity remains lowest. The...

An Update from Nursing and Rehab: April 24, 2020

Another week has passed and we are happy to report that we are still all healthy!  We pray for those in surrounding nursing homes that are affected by illness, wishing them help, hope, and healing.  We are fortunate to have adequate PPE and staffing at this time. ...

Public Health Proclamation Tightens Restrictions for Benton County Residents

Governor Reynolds issued a proclamation April 16, 2020, tightening restrictions for Benton County residents to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county and the state. “Our region of the state has reached the threshold for which extra measures are needed,”...

An update from Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab: April 17, 2020

We have come to the end of another week of quarantine, but pleased to report we remain healthy. Telehealth visits and phone calls continue between your loved ones and their doctors and specialists.  Physician visits that are unable to happen at this time will be...

Virginia Gay Hospital Clinics, Home Health, Nursing & Rehab is looking for individuals interested in working as a Dietary Aide: Full-time, days. This is an opportunity to make a difference in our overall patient experience as you assist a trained dietitian prepare meals and deliver patient trays as well as other food service-related responsibilities. To submit your application online please go to bit.ly/myvgh_apply OR send your resume to Kim Frank, Director of Human Resources, VGH, 502 N. 9th Ave., Vinton, IA 52349; email: kfrank@vghinc.com

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Congratulations to the Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency staff for receiving customer experience awards from Pinnacle Quality Insight in the following areas: Specific Care Issues; Care From The Agency's Home Health Providers, and Recommend This Agency To Family Or Friends. Over the last twelve months, Pinnacle Quality Insight, a nationally recognized customer satisfaction firm, interviewed patients of Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency regarding their satisfaction levels. The results of those interviews earned them these awards! ...

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Virginia Gay Hospital, Clinics, Home Health, Nursing & Rehab and the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation are proud to announce the recipients of their annual scholarship awards to Vinton-Shellsburg Community High School students. Leah Bohnsack, Olivia Erhardt, Sonnie Evans, Lillie Lamont, Caroline Lang and Alyssa Reynolds all received $1,000 Virginia Gay Hospital Scholarships. Kellsie Lane received a Jeannette M. Miller Scholarship as she plans to pursue a career in nursing. *Leah, Olivia, Sonnie, Lillie, Caroline, Alyssa and Kellsie have gotten a jump start on experience in health care as they are all currently working part-time in various Virginia Gay departments! Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and best wishes for much success after graduation! Follow this link to read more: 2Tym47D ...

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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.