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Virginia Gay Hospital recognized as 2018 CBJ Workforce Award Winner

Virginia Gay Hospital was pleased to accept a 2018 CBJ Workforce award at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, December 6th. The award was given by the Corridor Business Journal after a review process involving Iowa Workforce...

VGH Lab Named a Top 200

The Virginia Gay Hospital laboratory has been named a top 200 lab by Bio-Rad Laboratories for quality and timeliness of result testing. Bio-Rad specializes in life science research and clinical diagnostics and operates in 36 countries with annual sales of...

Vinton doctor helps Benton County achieve record low colon cancer rates

VINTON, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) —  Dr. Brian Meeker, a family physician with Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, has been placing colon cancer screening and treatment at the forefront of his practice in the nearly three decades he has been with the hospital. His...

Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics welcomes Samantha Ferguson

Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics recently added Samantha Ferguson, PMHNP, (psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner) to its staff of medical providers and she began seeing patients on Monday, December 3rd. Samantha received her bachelor of science in...

VGH Home Health Agency sponsors Fifth Annual “Angel Tree”

For the fifth consecutive year, the Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency is sponsoring an Angel Tree for home health patients in Benton County who are in need this holiday season. Many of these patients don’t have family or friends living nearby, and many lack the...

Food Safety Alert Update – E. Coli Outbreak

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of an update to the food safety alert recently released on an outbreak of E. coli infections associated with romaine lettuce by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Keep Calm: 8 Tips To Reduce Children’s Anxiety Over Doctors Visits

Helping Children Get The Most From Their Doctor’s Visit - Do you remember being afraid of the doctor when you were a child? Most children are, and there are good reasons for their anxiety if you look at the world through their eyes. Children...

Flu Shot During Pregnancy – Is It Safe?

December 2-8 is National Influenza Vaccination Week.   We take this time to remind everyone that is six months and older that as long as the flu virus is circulating, it is not too late to get your flu vaccine. You have the power to protect...

Food Safety Alert

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of a food safety alert recently released on an outbreak of E. coli infections associated with romaine lettuce by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is...

Last Place Finish: Last Place Means We’re No. 1!

Last place means we're #1! Dr. Brian Meeker, DO If you live in Benton County, you live where the chance of contracting colon cancer is the lowest in the state, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  For Dr. Brian...

Robin Martin, Barry Dietsch and Michele Schoonover were among those representing Virginia Gay Hospital at the 2018 CBJ Workforce awards on December..

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When the average American sits 12 hours a day, it’s a wonder that we are all developing some chronic back pain. Use these seven simple stretches,..

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TOY DRIVE! Virginia Gay Hospital is pleased to partner with Horizons to once again host a toy drive to give the children in Benton County a happy..

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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.