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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...

Do You Have To Live With Sciatic Pain?

Sciatic nerve pain (sciatica) can disturb sleep and limit mobility. But don’t jump to the conclusion that the nerve is the direct cause of your pain and that nothing will help. Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. It...

New Medicare cards are coming!

As a community service, Virginia Gay Hospital is sharing the following information about Medicare issuing new cards. Medicare is mailing out new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare starting in April 2018. See an example of the new Medicare card. 10 things to...

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a type of rehabilitation therapy that involves the eyes and brain to help children and adults with vision problems develop and improve visual skills. Vision therapy is offered to individuals when certain conditions cannot be adequately...

Virginia Gay Hospital responds to the Iowa Board of Medicine’s action against Dr. Margaret Fehrle

In response to recent media attention, Virginia Gay Hospital has issued the following statement: A recent press release from the Iowa Board of Medicine shared with many news outlets, including Vinton Today, indicated that orthopedic surgeon Dr. Margaret Fehrle will be...

Virginia Gay Hospital welcomes Trevor Nelson

Trevor Nelson, PA-C, has recently begun practicing at Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics. Trevor will be a hospitalist, and his duties will include care of hospitalized patients and emergency department duties. Trevor recently graduated from the Physician Assistant...

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab celebrates excellence in care with “Best In Class” award

Jessica Henkle, RN-BC, and director of Virginia Gay Hospital’s Nursing and Rehab unit has announced that Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab has received quality awards from an independent survey company in 14 categories of care. The awards won again this year...

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Taylor Vogt is Vinton-Shellsburg alumni who always wanted a career in healthcare and found a great fit as a sonographer in the VGH Radiology..

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There’s currently an urgent need for O- blood and it is the universal blood type. Every single hospital patient can receive O- blood in an emergency…

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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.