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Understanding Your Diagnosis: Bone Spurs

What are Bone Spurs? What causes Bone Spurs? Osteophytes, or more commonly called bone spurs, are small bony projections that grow at the ends of bones, often at joints where two bones meet (mayoclinic.org). The most frequent cause of bone spurs is osteoarthritis (OA...

Understanding Your Diagnosis: Arthritis

What is Arthritis?Arthritis, in its simplest terms, refers to inflammation of a joint and joint space. It is a very common, yet misunderstood diagnosis, due in part to there being over 100 different types of arthritis, with different causes and treatments. However,...

Do you have holiday spirit to spare?

VINTON, IA – It may only be October, but for the Respiratory and Human Resources Departments at Virginia Gay Hospital, it’s time to think about trimming holiday trees! As the event organizers, those departments are now planning and preparing for the 11th...

Virginia Gay Hospital welcomes David Lane, PA-C

Virginia Gay Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of David Lane, PA-C as an Emergency Room/Hospitalists. David recently completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Iowa. He joins Matt Wilden, Tammy Madsen, Trevor Nelson, and...

Virginia Gay Hospital Imaging Department receives Mammography Accreditation

Vinton, Iowa) — Virginia Gay Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray...

Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation asks you to “Round Up for Hope” this October

Owner, Karilea Ries and VGHHCF Director, Robin Martin discuss the new Round Up for Hope campaign. Both businesses owned by Ries, Cameron's Clothing and Henkle Creek Mercantile, will be participating in the October initiative to raise funds for the Virginia...

Understanding Your Diagnosis: Plantar Fasciitis

What is it?Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves the inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called your plantar fascia, which connects the heel bone to your toes. Patients report sharp pains that tend to happen with the first...

Understanding Your Diagnosis: Rotator Cuff Tear

What is the rotator cuff? A rotator cuff is a group of four muscles named supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. These muscles form a “cuff” over the head of the humerus and attach to the shoulder blade. These muscles help lift and...

Five strategies to protect your joints this fall season

As summer rolls into the fall season, and cooler weather begins to creep in, some may find that the dull ache in their joints begins to get a little worse, and it gets increasingly hard to move as the temperature drops.  To keep you active during those...

Virginia Gay Hospital begins weight management clinic

VINTON, IA, – Dr. Mangold and Virginia Gay Hospital are excited to now offer a medically supervised weight management program beginning on September 5th. The clinic will be held on Thursdays at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, 504 N. 9th Avenue, Vinton....

PART-TIME DIETARY AIDE. Start your career in healthcare at Virginia Gay Hospital Clinics, Home Health, Nursing & Rehab. We currently have an opening for the position of Dietary Aide. It is part-time, second shift, weekends. This is an opportunity to make a difference in our overall patient experience as you assist a trained dietitian to prepare meals and deliver patient trays as well as other foodservice related responsibilities. If you would like to become an important part of our community hospital, please Submit your information and begin the application process at myvgh.org/employment-application/ OR send your resume to Kim Frank, Director of Human Resources, VGH, 502 N. 9th Ave., Vinton, IA 52349; email: kfrank@vghinc.com


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When you shop with John's Qwik Stop this month, round your purchase up to the nearest whole dollar and donate your change to Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation’s Gifts of Hope. Together we can provide free mammograms and diagnostic services to Benton County residents who may not otherwise be able to afford them. Learn more about the program at www.myvghfoundation.org. John's Qwik Stop ...

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Won’t you help? Early detection saves lives! With your change, we can increase the numbers receiving assistance and ensure everyone in our area has access to 3D mammography and diagnostic services. Shop with Fareway from October 21-31 and round your purchase up to the nearest whole dollar and donate your change to Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation’s Gifts of Hope. Learn more about the program at www.myvghfoundation.org. Fareway Stores ...

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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.