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Influenza Prevention: Information for Travelers

*from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website The risk for exposure to influenza during travel depends somewhat on the time of year and destination. In the Northern Hemisphere, the flu season can begin as early as October and can...

Your health deserves more than just get a “sports” physical

This year, don’t just get a “Sports Physical,” schedule an annual wellness exam. Aren’t they the same thing? Well no, they are not. At an annual wellness exam, your healthcare provider will talk to you about more than just sports. They will discuss your entire body...

Drowning Prevention Reminders

Swimming, boating, fishing … it’s time to enjoy activities on or near the water. It’s also a great time to review water safety. Drownings are a leading cause of injury death for children ages 1 to 14 and three children die each day in the U.S. because of drowning....

Annual Party in Pink Event Attracts Registrations from Seven Different States

VINTON, IA — Rain earlier in the day did not dampen the enthusiasm of nearly 400 participants for this year’s Party in Pink 5K Walk/Run on Friday, June 21. Registrants represented seven states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Missouri, Wisconsin and,...

12 Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

Avoid alcohol and caffeine 4 to 6 hours before sleep.Make your bedroom quiet, dark, and cool.Develop your nightly sleep routine that doesn’t include stressful thoughts or strenuous physical activities.Listen to your body and sleep when you’re...

Six Concerns on getting a Sleep Study

MISCONCEPTION WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE 1. I won’t sleep anyway so they won’t learn anything.  The accuracy of a sleep study doesn’t depend on a “good” night’s sleep. The study needs a sample of your sleep, not the entire night....

How Serious is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly STOPS AND STARTS.You might SNORT, CHOKE or GASP.THIS PATTERN CAN REPEAT ITSELF 5-30 TIMES OR MORE EACH HOUR, all night, impairing your ability to reach the deep, restful...

Common Signs of a Sleep Disorder

Look over this list of common signs of a sleep disorder, and talk to your primary care provider if you have any of them on three or more nights a week: It takes you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night. You awaken frequently...

Sweet Dreams: Is the quality of your sleep impacting your health?

In the era since the invention of artificial light, our average hours of sleep have dropped from nine hours to seven-and-a-half. When flickering light was made by candle or whale oil, most people experienced “first” and “second” sleep. Going to bed at or...

Sun’s out. Arms out!

VINTON, IA, – The temps are rising and so is the need for blood donations! Blood donors are needed to boost the community blood supply. One in seven people entering the hospital will require a blood transfusion, and the only way to supply that blood is...

Researchers Search For Reasons Why Women's Alzheimer's Risk Is Higher Than Men's

An interesting read on new research looking at why Alzheimer’s disease affects more women than men and why the disease seems to progress more..

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Timeline Photos

Orthopedic CARE in Vinton. Yes, you can do that at Virginia Gay Hospital. Benjamin Torrez, DO, MPH, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon is at..

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Timeline Photos

The Environmental Services department at Virginia Gay Hospital is sponsoring a silent auction with proceeds going to the Virginia Gay Hospital..

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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.