Quick Facts


  • June 2018 Oncology and Infusion moves to the Center for Women area.
  • A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting was held for the new BVRMC Retail Pharmacy on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The Pharmacy is open to the public and the only locally owned Pharmacy in Storm Lake.
  • The Des Moines Register Names Buena Vista Regional Medical Center a Winner of the State of Iowa 2016 Top Workplaces Award in September, 2016.
  • A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting was held on Monday, August 29, 2016.
  • May of 2014 a $26 million building and remodeling project was announced. The project was funded through a combination of BVRMC operational funds, BVRMC financial reserves, and private financing.
  • April 2013 BVRMC joined Iowa Health System (UnityPoint Health).
  • In 2011 The Oncology department completed a remodeling project to become more of a healing environment.
  • In 2010 Surgical Services project was completed and created 3,400 square feet of new space and renovation of 13,600 existing square feet to include a new surgery room and two endoscopy rooms.
  • November of 2009 a $2.4 million MRI addition and a 3 Tesla MRI System were added.
  • In 2009 a Stereotactic Breast Biopsy room was added to Diagnostic Imaging/Xray Services.
  • In 2009 construction completed for the new “Bistro” cafeteria. Second floor First Embrace Obstetrics remodeling also completed.
  • 2009 Best Places To Work Award – Modern Healthcare
  • Over 80 Inpatient and Outpatient Services and over 23 Specialty Clinics ranging from Allergy to Urology.
  • Buena Vista Regional Medical Center employs 400 individuals from 47 different communities.
  • Everyone is encouraged to come and check out the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Area Artist Display wall located inside the main entrance, down the south hallway.
  • 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.
  • November 2005 BVRMC converts to Critical Access status.
  • Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s, Center for Women opened September 2003. The Center for Women was 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 Women’s Center closed and gave way to an updated Oncology and Infusion Center.
  • 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.
  • 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 since 1945 of improving the health of the people and the communities we serve. With 400 employees, a 10 bed geriatric behavioral health unit, 11 primary care physicians, 2 nurse practitioners, a radiologist, two general surgeons, and an orthopedic 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.

Events and News

Auxiliary Masquerade Jewelry Sale
  • Auxiliary Masquerade Jewelry Sale

    Everything $5. Location: St. Mark's Lutheran Church Proceeds go to the BVRMC Auxiliary.
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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LifeServe Blood Drive
  • LifeServe Blood Drive

    LifeServe Blood Drive Appointments are Required/Photo I.D. Required Schedule your appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800.287.4903 Location:  United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 211 E. 3rd Street, Storm Lake, IA
    Friday, October 22, 2021
    8:30 am - 1:00 pm

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