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Five strategies to protect your joints this fall season

As summer rolls into the fall season, and cooler weather begins to creep in, some may find that the dull ache in their joints begins to get a little worse, and it gets increasingly hard to move as the temperature drops.  To keep you active during those...

Virginia Gay Hospital begins weight management clinic

VINTON, IA, – Dr. Mangold and Virginia Gay Hospital are excited to now offer a medically supervised weight management program beginning on September 5th. The clinic will be held on Thursdays at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, 504 N. 9th Avenue, Vinton....

Get Your Grill On

(This articles is part of Virginia Gay Hospital’s bi-annual, “Thrive” Spring/Summer 2019 issue. An online version of the entire publication is available at myvgh.org/thrive)When it comes to the cooking term grilling, most people think of steaks, burgers,...

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...

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Atkins Family Medical Clinic
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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.