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Safe to Drive?

We’re living longer and driving later in life. As we age, natural changes can make driving a more challenging task. In addition to hearing and vision changes which may affect driving ability, older drivers may also have difficulty using the car’s controls, may have...

Suicide Rates Up Nationally, Iowa Ranks 31 in U.S.

A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Vital Signs report released last week finds suicide rates in the U.S. have risen nearly 30 percent since 1999 and mental health conditions are one of several factors contributing to the rise. From 1999-2016, suicide rates increased...

Virginia Gay Hospital and the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation award $11,000 in area scholarships

Virginia Gay Hospital, Clinics, Home Health, Nursing & Rehab and the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of their annual scholarship awards to area students. This year a total of $11,000 was awarded to high school seniors...

Individual Nutrition Education now available with VGH Registered Dietitian

Virginia Gay Hospital is offering personal dietary guidance through one-on-one meetings with Sara Wattnem, Virginia Gay’s clinical dietician. The first one-hour consultation and planning session is $40. Additional visits with Sara can be scheduled as...

A Passion for Healthcare: Ali LaGrange selected as an Iowa All-Star

Ali LaGrange knew at an early age that she had a passion for healthcare. Her brother was in a terrible vehicle accident and sustained a brain trauma injury that required an extended recovery period. She was able to witness the multidisciplinary teamwork of...

Warmer Weather Prompts Public Health Reminder

With temperatures expected to rise near or above 90 degrees beginning today and lasting through the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the following information available from the Iowa Department of...

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab Administrator Mike Riege Receives Prestigious Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators

Washington, DC – May 10, 2018 – The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Mike Riege, Administrator of Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton, with the 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award was announced during the...

Recent Measles Exposures Reported in Des Moines, Ankeny

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the following information available from the Iowa Department of Public Health. It contains details the public should be aware of regarding measles exposures in Des Moines and Ankeny. According the...

What to Expect After a Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator cuff surgery is a common treatment for a torn rotator cuff. There may be some situations where surgery is the best treatment and then other cases where no surgery is needed. The surgical procedure is the most straightforward aspect of the treatment, and the...

Thank you to all who participated in the 4th Annual Benton County Health & Wellness Fair

The Fourth Annual Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair was well attended by the community with over 450 people in attendance. Over 50 different displays showcased a wide range of health, wellness and community services at this one-day event. As...

Party in Pink 5K Walk/Run

There’s still time to sign-up for the Party in Pink 5K to be held on Friday, June 22! Register at bit.ly/partyinpink2018

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Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab honored Linda Rouse last week on her retirement as Activities Assistant. She has been a dedicated employee for over..

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Can I do that at Virginia Gay Hospital

With many of the same advanced diagnostics and services available at much larger medical centers, you can be assured you’re receiving exceptional..

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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


“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.