BVRMC Quick Facts


2009 Best Places To Work Award - Modern Healthcare

Over 80 Inpatient and Outpatient Services and 23 Specialty Clinics ranging from Allergy to Urology.

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center employs 430 individuals from 52 different communities.

Everyone is encouraged to come and check out the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Area Artist Display wall located near the Surgery/Endoscopy waiting area.

The prestigious Press Ganey 2005 Compass Award for Outstanding Performance Improvement was awarded to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. BVRMC was one of only three facilities to be recognized on the national level. The national honor was achieved through the hard work and dedication to service excellence by the employees of BVRMC.

In 1945 George G. Schaller made a generous gift to build a hospital in Storm Lake. In 1951 the first patient was admitted into the new Buena Vista County Hospital. In 1960 a $448,000 bond was approved to increase the capacity to 88 beds. In 2001 Buena Vista County Hospital became Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. In 2004 the final phase of a $12 million building project was completed.

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center's, Center for Women opened September 2003. The Center for Women wishes to improve and enhance the health and well being of women in our region. With services to care for women dealing with diabetes, osteoporosis, and speech and hearing just to name a few. The Center for Women offers OB/GYN outpatient clinic services, nutritional support, outreach education, and breast health support. The Resource Center is not just for women.

Feel better, reduce stress, improve health and build a better you, that's the goal of the Fitness and Health Center at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. As wellness educators, the staff at BVRMC's Fitness Center promotes physical and mental well being by providing a friendly and knowledgeable staff, personal training, activities geared for a variety of clientele, the opportunity to build self esteem, self confidence and a positive attitude.

BVRMC is an accredited facility with a 60 year history of improving the health of the people and the communities we serve. With 430 employees, a 10 bed geriatric behavioral health unit, 11 primary care physicians, 2 nurse practitioners, a radiologist, a general surgeon, and an orthopaedic surgeon. If that isn't enough BVRMC has an attached Specialty Clinic with 56 specialists and 23 specialty services.

Nearly 39% of the patients seen in the BVRMC Sleep Disorder Unit are diagnosed with sleep apnea. If undiagnosed, it can result in heart attack, hypertension or other permanent damages to the body. If you or a loved one have trouble sleeping please contact BVRMC Central Scheduling at 712.213.8030 or 877.401.8030.