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An update from Nursing and Rehab: June 26, 2020

Activities Update: Hello and Cheers to the end of another week, the last full week of June. Last week’s bingo winners were Marie and Karen. Congratulations ladies! This week started off wonderful! Sunday was Father’s Day, and I was able to spend the day with many...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: June 19, 2020

We are pleased to report that we remain healthy and safe, with no positive COVID tests among residents or staff. We have received additional clarification from Iowa Health Care Association and the Iowa Department of Public Health this week regarding the phased...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: June 12, 2020

As we enter Phase I of Nursing Home Reopening, we have implemented a process for residents to wear face masks when they are out of their rooms. At this point, residents are only out of their room to take a bath/shower, to exercise, for supervision, and for limited...

Updated Visitor Restrictions for Virginia Gay Hospital

Effective Monday, June 8, 2020, each patient may have one designated visitor. ( Please Note: This update does not include Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab. Families should still contact Nursing & Rehab management/activities about options for phone calls, emails and...

Brian Meeker D.O., elected as Vice-President to Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association

Dr. Brian Meeker, D.O. (Des Moines, IA) Dr. Brian Meeker was elected vice-president of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. Brian Meeker, D.O. of Vinton, Iowa attended and graduated from Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in 1984....

An update from Nursing and Rehab: June 5, 2020

Yesterday afternoon, we received guidance from Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) on the phased-in reopening of nursing homes. Phase I of the reopening plan does not change any of our current practices until we have 14 days without any positive or suspected...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: May 29, 2020

We are happy to report that we remain well and healthy! We learned on our weekly COVID Call with the Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) that IHCA has drafted and submitted a plan for phased reopening of nursing homes to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)....

Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency received best in class

Congratulations to the Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency staff for receiving customer experience awards from Pinnacle Quality Insight in the following areas: Specific Care Issues; Care From The Agency's Home Health Providers, and Recommend This Agency To...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: May 22, 2020

We have come to the end of another week, grateful to be COVID-19 free. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo this week giving states guidance for phased in opening of nursing homes. While we have not seen specific guidance from the...

An update from Nursing and Rehab : May 15, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that beginning May 8th, 2020, Nursing Facilities must begin reporting their COVID 19 data regarding illnesses, staffing, and PPE through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) that links to the...

Your role is important as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.You play an important part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in your community. Along with social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands, help protect others by participating in contact tracing, which helps us understand how the virus is spreading. Do your part and answer the call! coronavirus.iowa.gov ...

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Do you know who benefits from the Party in Pink 5K? Breast cancer does not discriminate by age or needs. It could be you, your daughter, your sister, your Mom, or your neighbor who needs the assistance provided the proceeds from this event. Won't you join us on Friday, July 31 for this fun and worthwhile event. Your participation could help save a life! Register now and you're guaranteed an official race day t-shirt! Learn more at bit.ly/partyinpink2020 ...

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LAST CHANCE TO ORDER VGH STRONG TEES! As a replacement for our popular Baskets and Bags spring event at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, our staff has put together an apparel fundraiser! Choose from a variety of styles, colors and sizes with either the “VGH Strong: We Fought When Others Couldn’t” or “Tougher Than COVID 19” design. All proceeds are donated to Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation’s Reach Out & Read program. The program provides age-appropriate books to children during well-child check-ups at any of the Virginia Gay family medical clinics (Atkins, Urbana, Van Horne and Vinton). Follow this link to start shopping: bit.ly/2zmzwEK ...

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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.