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Virginia Gay Urges – Fight The Flu!

Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics have just released a campaign encouraging everyone to avoid influenza. The "Fight The Flu" campaign is targeted at informing and encouraging the community to take the flu seriously, and to take the simple steps needed to...

Podcast: How I Went From Doing Nothing To Running Half Marathons by Chelsea Peoples, PA-C.

Transcription   How I Went From Doing Nothing To Running Half-Marathons By Chelse Peoples, PA-C. I've always enjoyed being physically active and was a runner in middle school and high school – I ran track and cross country – but then in college was...

Florida child to become first death of the flu season

According to Florida state health officials, an unvaccinated child was diagnosed with influenza B and died during the week of September 30th. State epidemiologists say the child was otherwise healthy before getting sick with the flu. Last flu season, 183 children in...

Five Tips to Reduce Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects the lives of millions of Americans.  For some, it is a daily struggle, and it is normal to feel frustrated and confused by the ups and downs of living with chronic pain.  Here are some tips from the Virginia Gay Hospital therapy staff that may...

Get Your Flu Shot Early

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is reminding everyone now is the time to schedule an appointment for your flu vaccine. This advice is shared by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). Getting a flu vaccine every year is...

3D Mammography at Virginia Gay Hospital: Early Detection Saves Lives

Mammography in 3D has come to Virginia Gay Hospital because of teamwork between Virginia Gay’s Imaging Department, the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation, and the Gifts of Hope Program. The imaging department focused on incorporating the new...

How To Build Muscle And Burn Calories, Faster.

For most people, working out is more of a chore than an enjoyable activity. Trying to squeeze in a workout between work and duties at home can result in an ineffective workout, or skipping the workout entirely. So how can you achieve a short workout that is still...

Invest In Your Independence With Fall Prevention

Falls are one of the leading causes of injury in older adults. Reduce your risk of falling with six simple strategies.   Make an appointment to talk with your doctor about any medications and health conditions that may put you at a higher risk of falling. Staying...

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 21

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN, is sharing the following information of public interest. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Iowa Department on Aging and Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition join partners across the state...

Meals at home make a come-back – restaurants scramble to adapt.

The year 2000 was the peak year for eating out. The number of restaurant visits that year was 216 for every person in the U.S. In the 12 month period ending in February of 2018, the number of restaurant meals per person was 185, and it continues to decline. July of...

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Did you know physical therapy and occupational therapy services are offered in Atkins? Our dedicated therapy staff at the Atkins Family Medical..

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Chronic pain affects the lives of millions of Americans. For some, it is a daily struggle, and it is normal to feel frustrated and confused by..

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A big thank you to Mary Barkdoll, the owner of Clipper Corner! She is raffling a pink purse full of $300+ in products as an October fundraiser..

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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.