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Understanding Your Diagnosis: Aphasia

What is Aphasia? Aphasia is a condition that limits your ability to communicate with others and can affect speech/writing, comprehension of speech/writing, or both. Aphasia usually results from damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language....

Eleventh Annual Holiday Tree Walk showcases Community Creativity

VINTON, IA (November 5, 2019)—This year marks the eleventh year for the Holiday Tree Walk held in the lobby of Virginia Gay Hospital. The annual event is a local favorite hosted by both the respiratory and human resource departments of VGH. For the third...

Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics to transition from MyChart to MyUnity Point In Early November

To Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinic Patients: Effective November 4, 2019, Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics will transition our medical record to Unity Point as the host facility. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to allow...

Urbana Family Medical Clinic to hold Open House

Michele Burnes, PA-CPam Keel, ARNPDan LaGrange, PharmacistVINTON, IA –Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics will host an Open House in celebration of the completion of the expansion project at the Urbana Family Medical Clinic. The free event is open to the public and...

Understanding Your Diagnosis: Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? The elbow is a joint that is made up of three bones: the humerus (or the upper arm bone) and the two forearm bones known as the radius and the ulna. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is the inflammation and tenderness of the forearm muscle...

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...

Thanks-for-Giving! The holidays add many things to our busy schedules -- travel, shopping, baking, and blood donation. That's right! As you are counting your blessings this next week, please make time to save lives by donating blood at the next Virginia Gay Hospital Community Blood Drive -- Tuesday, November 26, 1:45 pm to 5:30 pm, Virginia Gay Hospital, 502 N. 9th Ave., Vinton. Schedule your appointment by visiting bit.ly/VGH_GiveBlood. As an extra thank you for coming in during this Thanksgiving week, LifeServe is offering double online store reward points to blood donors! ...

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We are celebrating the Power of Rural today! More than 57 million Americans live, work, and play in rural America. With our location right here in Benton County, we know it is a great place to live and work. However, it produces unique health care challenges. Today, on National Rural Health Day, please join us in celebrating all the healthcare workers who help keep our rural community healthy everyday! #powerofrural ...

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We hope you are making plans to join us for our Open House at the Urbana Family Medical Clinic on Thursday, November 21, 1-3 pm. Please stop in to see our new space, including additional exam rooms, a larger waiting area, and an on-site pharmacy. Meet our providers Michele Burnes, Pam Keel, and the rest of our staff. Light refreshments will be provided. Tours and additional information about all our services will be available, too. ...

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Virginia Gay’s Primary Care Clinics

Atkins Family Medical Clinic
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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.