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Consumer Advisory Issued for Chicken Salad Purchased at Fareway

Iowa Department of Public Health News Release: February 13, 2018 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) today jointly issued a consumer advisory for chicken salad sold at Fareway stores. The chicken...

Let’s Do Something about our Failing Mental Health System

In our culture the mind is separate from the body. The medical model we live with reflects the separation, and political policies reflect that idea. Individuals who think nothing of sharing their diabetes diagnosis might do anything to avoid a diagnosis of...

5 Things You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Flu Risk

This time of year if you ask any healthcare provider what one thing they’d like most, it could be to eliminate calling the gastrointestinal bug causing diarrhea, intestinal pain, and nausea the “flu.” That “flu” won’t kill you unless you become extremely...

Virginia Gay Hospital Announces the Addition of 3D Mammography

3D mammography is now available at Virginia Gay Hospital. 3D mammography is another example of the partnership between the Virginia Gay medical community, the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation, and the community of patients that continues to bring the very...

Fall Prevention in the Home & Community

Many of us either know someone who has fallen or has fallen themselves, but did you know that 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 65 falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of injury – fatal and non-fatal – and are significant regardless of...

Opening Doors for Behavioral Health Services

(This article is part of Virginia Gay Hospital’s bi-annual publication, “Thrive” Fall/Winter 2017 issue and has been updated. An online version of the entire publication can be found at https://myvgh.org/thrive/) Adding a behavioral health specialist has...

Influenza Activity Increasing in Benton County

Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health and Benton County Public Health, and testing by the State Hygienic Laboratory indicate flu activity is increasing. The flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. “If you have flu symptoms,...

Scam Alert: Be aware of Caller ID Spoofing in this area

People are receiving calls from scammers using altered caller ID to make it falsely appear that Virginia Gay Hospital is the caller. The scammers try to sell products or sometimes attempt to gather sensitive personal information. No one from Virginia Gay Hospital or...

Virginia Gay Hospital celebrates National Blood Donor Month at January blood drive

Since 1970, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month to remind the public about the importance of donating blood. This is also a time to thank blood donors for the vital role they play in providing a safe and adequate blood supply to hospitals within...

I <3 Nursing!

(This article is part of Virginia Gay Hospital’s bi-annual publication, “Thrive” Fall/Winter 2017 issue and has been updated. An online version of the entire publication can be found at https://myvgh.org/thrive/) TYLER HENKLE IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND LOVING EVERY...
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Timeline Photos

BE A HERO TO YOUR HEALTH! There will be plenty of photo opportunities with some of your favorite superheroes at this year’s Benton County Community..

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Organ, eye and tissue donation gives people a second chance at life. One American dies nearly every hour waiting for a transplant, yet a single..

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BE A HERO TO YOUR HEALTH! Save the date (04/07/18) and make plans to attend this year’s Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair brought..

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Virginia Gay’s Primary Care Clinics

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.