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BVRMC Now Offering Patients Pre-Service Cost Estimates

Amperage | April 2nd, 2018

Going to the hospital for a procedure can create a lot of anxiety, the fear of the unknown. Buena Vista Regional Medical Center works to reduce a patient’s anxiety and help them feel reassured prior, during and after the procedure. An area that can cause added anxiety is the cost of care. Insurance, deductibles and…read more

Joni Boese Receives 2017 Wound, Ostomy, & Continence Nurse of the Year Award for Iowa Affiliate of the WOCN Society

Amperage | April 2nd, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that Joni Boese, BSN, RN, CWON, has received the 2017 Nurse of the Year from the Iowa Affiliate of the Wound, Ostomy, & Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Joni received the award on Thursday, October 5 in Des Moines at their annual meeting. Joni earned her BSN…read more

Casey Orth Nebitt Recognized with the 2017 Emerging Leader Award

Amperage | April 2nd, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is proud to announce Casey Orth Nebitt, Director of OR, has received the Emerging Leader Award from the OR Manager. The OR Manager is a national publication that provides critical information, analysis, and best practices for management of the surgical suite, including patient safety, operating room (OR) efficiency, sterilization and…read more

Dr. Rick Lampe Receives IHA Excellence in Governance Award

Amperage | April 2nd, 2018

Dr. Richard Lampe, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees Chairman, has been awarded the Iowa Hospital Association Excellence in Governance Award. He received this award at the IHA Annual Meeting in Des Moines on October 11 surrounded by family and BVRMC employees. Dr. Lampe was born and raised in Buena Vista County. He…read more

Deb Carlson Receives Iowa Hospital Association Hospital Hero Award

Amperage | April 2nd, 2018

Deb Carlson, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Clinical Informatics Specialist, has been named as a 2017 Hospital Hero. She received the award at the Iowa Hospital Annual Meeting in Des Moines on October 11. Starting her nursing career in 1983, Deb held a variety of positions in Public Health, obstetrics and as House Supervisor. With…read more

BVRMC Announces Buena Vista General Surgery

Amperage | April 2nd, 2017

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center will be officially employing Dr. Jason Dierking, Board Certified General Surgeon, as a BVRMC employee starting July 31, 2017. The new clinic will be named Buena Vista General Surgery and continue to stay at the 210 East 5th Street location in Storm Lake just south of the BV County Courthouse….read more

BVRMC Announces New General Surgeon

Amperage | March 31st, 2017

STORM LAKE – Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is announcing Dr. John Armstrong has signed paperwork to be a general surgeon starting sometime around September 2017. Dr. Armstrong will be working with Dr. Jason Dierking at BVRMC covering general surgical patients and sharing on-call responsibilities. More details on his practice and announcement of community open…read more

BVRMC Nurses Receive 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award

Amperage | March 22nd, 2017

STORM LAKE – Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Nurses Cathy Fordyce, Nikki Hazen and Tenaea Jeppeson have been awarded the 2017 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award. This award recognizes outstanding nurses whose exceptional contributions to patients, colleagues and the profession are truly remarkable. Hundreds of nominations are sent from around the state of Iowa by…read more

Big Screen Surgery at BVRMC in Storm Lake Offers 4K Ultra High-Definition Imaging System for Unparalleled Vision Within the Human Body

Amperage | March 20th, 2017

– Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Among the First in the State of Iowa to Use Olympus’ VISERA 4K UHD System for Minimally Invasive Surgery – [Storm Lake, IA] – Buena Vista Regional Medical Center announced today that it is one of the first institutions in the state of Iowa to offer patients the VISERA…read more

BVRMC Utilizes Video Remote Interpreting Services to Better Serve Non-English Speaking Patients

Amperage | February 20th, 2017

Storm Lake is known to be a growing and culturally diverse town in Iowa. It is part of everyday life to go to school, work, or shop around town and interact with people who do not have English as their first language. As the community hospital, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (BVRMC) works hard to…read more