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5 Things You Should Know About Stress

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? And what can you do about it? Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor—such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or...

Cyclospora Infections Associated with Salad at Fast Food Chain

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of information recently released on cyclospora infections associated with salad at fast food chain. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is investigating an increase in...

Virginia Gay Hospital Dietitian offering individualized nutrition counseling

Virginia Gay Hospital has introduced 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...

2018 Party in Pink event raises funds for early cancer detection

Nearly 370 participants were treated to almost perfect weather as they hit the streets of Vinton on Friday, June 22 as part of the Sixth Annual Party in Pink 5K Walk/Run. The Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation (VGHHCF) and the support group,...

It’s not just sports, it’s your health!

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...

Speaking of Men

Being a mom isn’t easy, and being the male in this newly remade relationship isn’t always like a picnic in the park either. For men, the birth of a firstborn child begins a journey from man to father, a terrain filled with emotional landmines men are often unable to...

Q: Who Do You See for all your Well-Child Checks?

Parents: Samantha & Trey Brehm Kids: Quinn (1) A: ATKINS FAMILY MEDICAL CLINIC “I have seen Stephanie since I was in elementary school while she practiced at the Ahn clinic. My family followed her to the Atkins clinic when she began practicing there. We...

5 Pieces of BAD Parenting Advice

Small doses of adult medication are OK: NOT TRUE! Children and babies aren’t “little adults.” Their biology is fundamentally different; they should only be given medications designed for their age. Babies need water when the weather is hot: NOT...

Is it baby blues or postpartum?

Perhaps you remember imagining your pregnant self as having a wonderful “glow,” but just felt lousy a good portion of the time. Postpartum can be like that too. You’ve been looking forward to this wonderful event, and now your body’s hormonal balance is...

7 Hilarious Things Sleep Deprived Parents Have Done

“I tried to open the front door with the remote for my car.” ”answered the doorbell in the middle of the night instead of picking the baby up” “folded a basket of dirty laundry” “filled a sippy cup with milk for the dog”...

Timeline Photos

Congratulations, Sara Wattnem, RD LD, Clinical Dietitian! As a way to highlight the importance of health care in our community, the Virginia..

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Timeline Photos

Thanks goes to those who donated so generously to the Second Annual VGH Nursing & Rehab School Supply Drive, we were able to help 36 families..

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Timeline Photos

As an RN in the Acute Care Department at Virginia Gay Hospital, Donna says, “I can honestly say this has been one of the best places I have..

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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.