All posts by Diane Porter

BVRMC Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Plus Recognition Award For Two Consecutive Years

Diane Porter | September 15th, 2021

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Plus Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks for the second consecutive year. Each year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack, caused…read more

Thank You 2020-2021 Life Saver Donors

Diane Porter | August 4th, 2021

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Life Saver donors. Your donation made it possible to purchase a new pulmonary function test machine. This test measures lung capacity to help people breathe easier. Because of your financial support, BVRMC is ready for the health care needs of our community. Thanks for being a Life Saver!

New Art Work Showcased at BVRMC!

Diane Porter | July 8th, 2021

Leslie Kebschull Storm Lake, Iowa BIOGRAPHY: Leslie Allison Kebschull has lived in Storm Lake for almost 3 years with her husband, Pastor Dave Kebschull of St Mark’s Lutheran. She was born in Charles City and grew up in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Linn-Mar High School in 1977. She always had a love of art throughout…read more

Nursing Cape Donated to BVRMC Nursing Honor Guard

Diane Porter | July 7th, 2021

Helena Santillan Andrews, Aunt of local Mary Beth Andrews, recently donated her nursing cape to be used by the BVRMC Honor Guard. The BVRMC Nursing Honor Guard has volunteers attend funerals of nurses wearing traditional white uniforms, nursing caps and blue capes. They offer to read the Nightingale Pledge, a statement of ethics and principles…read more

BVRMC Medical/Surgical Unit Receives American Nurse Journal Award

Diane Porter | June 24th, 2021

Storm Lake, Iowa – The Medical/Surgical Department at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa, has received an Honorable Mention Award from the American Nurse Journal for the 2021 All-Pro Nursing Team Awards. This award recognizes the dedication, commitment, patient advocacy, and clinical expertise of all nurses. The All-Pro Nursing Team Awards recognize…read more

Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care

Diane Porter | May 27th, 2021

BVRMC EVENT: Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care Teepa Snow MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, one of the nation’s most dynamic and uplifting dementia care experts, and founder of Positive Approach® to Care (PAC), will present Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Nurses, Nursing Home Staff and at home caregivers, and anyone…read more

New Art Wall Photography at BVRMC

Diane Porter | December 15th, 2020

Kelly Wood Galva, Iowa BIOGRAPHY: Galva, Iowa, amateur photographer Kelly Wood finds her inspiration within nature and strives to capture the peace and beauty that surrounds her. As a busy mother, wife, and full-time employee at BVRMC, some of Kelly’s favorite ways to relax are through traveling and photography. Her photography is mostly focused on…read more

Patients Appreciate Items Given through A.W.A.R.E. at BVRMC

Diane Porter | December 14th, 2020

BVRMC’s social worker Zena Olerich presents Sally Brecher and Juan Nunez with holiday presents from the AWARE committee. They are both fighting cancer and receiving treatments in the Oncology & Infusion Center. “The first day of treatment was very hard and Zena had me laughing trying on hats and making me feel better. The care…read more

BVRMC Earns 5 CMS Stars for Patient Experience

Diane Porter | December 1st, 2020

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released patient experience star ratings, giving 266 hospitals a rating of five stars. Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is one of 13 in Iowa with a 5 star rating. The federal administrator of the nation’s major health care programs assigned a patient experience star rating to 3,478 hospitals…read more

COVID-19 Updates With Dr. Feddersen

Diane Porter | November 10th, 2020

In the last several weeks, COVID-19 numbers have skyrocketed throughout the country, and throughout Iowa.  This dramatic increase has seen our hospitals fill across the region.  The issue is not just with COVID-19 patients, but our hospitals were already filling back up from the many medical problems that were put off or delayed due to…read more