All posts by Amber Chrischilles

BVRMC Thanks Donors at Life Saver Reception

Amber Chrischilles | May 19th, 2023

The Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation held a Life Saver Reception May 15 to thank donors and demonstrate the life-saving equipment purchased through the Foundation’s annual Life Saver Campaign last…read more

Get a Colonoscopy for Yourself, Your Family and Your Friends

Amber Chrischilles | March 6th, 2023

After a colonoscopy revealed a tumor about the size of a golf ball in his colon, Alex Kazos from Storm Lake was thankful he didn’t put off getting a colonoscopy…read more

BVRMC Nurse Receives 2023 Great Iowa Nurses Award

Amber Chrischilles | February 8th, 2023

  Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s Sarah Thompson, Director of Medical/Surgical/ICU, has been awarded a 2023 Great Iowa Nurses Award. Seventy-seven nurses from throughout Iowa have been recognized as 2023…read more

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Receives Performance Leadership Award for Patient Perspective

Amber Chrischilles | January 17th, 2023

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Patient Perspective. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership…read more

New Art Featured at BVRMC

Amber Chrischilles | January 2nd, 2023

Marilyn Tamm-Schmitt Fonda, Iowa Biography Fonda photographer, Marilyn Tamm-Schmitt, has a passion for nature photography stemming from her childhood love of all natural beauty. During her over 30 year career…read more

BVRMC’s AWARE Provides Gift to Patients Fighting Cancer

Amber Chrischilles | December 19th, 2022

Holiday gifts from BVRMC’s AWARE committee were given to patients fighting cancer this December. Phil Meyer, a patient fighting cancer and receiving treatments in BVRMC’s Oncology & Infusion Center, expressed…read more

BVRMC Receives the 2023 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

Amber Chrischilles | December 13th, 2022

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®. The award signifies that BVRMC has been ranked…read more

BVRMC Now Accepting Nursing Scholarship Applications

Amber Chrischilles | December 9th, 2022

The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Nursing Scholarship Committee is accepting scholarship applications until March 31 for the 2023-2024 academic year. The annual scholarship award is $1,000. Since its inception…read more

First Patient at BVRMC to Use Ultrasound Technology to Insert I.V.

Amber Chrischilles | December 8th, 2022

Lance Bellinghausen, BVRMC Oncology & Infusion Center patient, was excited to be the first patient at BVRMC to use a new tool to start his I.V. With the use of…read more

BVRMC Offers Highly Advanced Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement with Stryker’s Mako Smartrobotics™ System

Amber Chrischilles | November 18th, 2022

Innovative robotic technology allows surgeons to personalize total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement procedures to each patient in the Storm Lake community. Buena Vista Regional Medical Center now…read more