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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...

B1: Bring One for the March Blood Drive at Virginia Gay Hospital

Be a donor and bring a donor! Virginia Gay Hospital and LifeServe Blood Center are encouraging donors to bring a friend in to donate with them and then grab a cup of coffee afterward. Coupons will be given to every donor for $1 off a purchase courtesy of the 5th...

Follow-up to Consumer Advisory Issued for Chicken Salad Purchased at Fareway

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of additional information as a follow-up to the consumer advisory issued for chicken salad purchased at Fareway Food stores earlier in February. CDC, public health and regulatory...

Consumer Advisory Issued for Chicken Salad Purchased at Fareway

Iowa Department of Public Health News Release: February 13, 2018 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) today jointly issued a consumer advisory for chicken salad sold at Fareway stores. The chicken...

Let’s Do Something about our Failing Mental Health System

In our culture the mind is separate from the body. The medical model we live with reflects the separation, and political policies reflect that idea. Individuals who think nothing of sharing their diabetes diagnosis might do anything to avoid a diagnosis of...

5 Things You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Flu Risk

This time of year if you ask any healthcare provider what one thing they’d like most, it could be to eliminate calling the gastrointestinal bug causing diarrhea, intestinal pain, and nausea the “flu.” That “flu” won’t kill you unless you become extremely...

Virginia Gay Hospital Announces the Addition of 3D Mammography

3D mammography is now available at Virginia Gay Hospital. 3D mammography is another example of the partnership between the Virginia Gay medical community, the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation, and the community of patients that continues to bring the very...

Fall Prevention in the Home & Community

Many of us either know someone who has fallen or has fallen themselves, but did you know that 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 65 falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of injury – fatal and non-fatal – and are significant regardless of...

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EVENT HIGHLIGHT: Free Health Screenings at the 4th Annual Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 7 at the Vinton-Shellsburg..

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Won’t you help us reach our goal of 30 blood donors on Tuesday, March 20? Be a donor and bring a donor to the blood drive at Virginia Gay Hospital..

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Welcome to Virginia Gay Hospital, Trevor Nelson!! Learn more about our new hospitalist: http://ow.ly/WbG530iY2TD

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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.