All posts by Diane Porter

BVRMC Auxiliary History

Diane Porter | May 14th, 2019

Check out this new BVRMC Auxiliary video that shows the history of how it all begin.

Donations To BVRMC Foundation Provide Latest Blood Bank Analyzer

Diane Porter | April 17th, 2019

  Through the support from many generous donors who have contributed to the Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation, the purchase of the latest technology for Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s Laboratory Department has been made possible.  An Ortho VISION Blood Bank Analyzer has been purchased at a cost of $91,500.  It is a fully automated…read more

BVRMC Purchases New Patient Lifts

Diane Porter | April 17th, 2019

  Donations to the Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation totaling $13,000 have been used to purchase two Maxi Move patient lifts.  These new lifts will provide greater safety and comfort for the patient and help reduce the possibility of injury to the care giver.  The lifts can be used to lift and transfer patients ranging…read more

St. Mary’s Schools Make Two Donations to BVRMC Oncology

Diane Porter | April 3rd, 2019

Storm Lake St. Mary’s Schools made two donations to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s Oncology & Infusion Center. During Catholic Schools Week the kindergarten – 5th graders made about 40 blankets for patients. In February, the girls and boys basketball teams raised $5,572.51 in a Pink Out Night. St. Mary’s students presented the blankets and…read more

BVRMC’s Julie Anderson Named as One of 100 Great Iowa Nurses

Diane Porter | March 14th, 2019

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is proud to announce Julie Anderson, Director of Same Day Surgery/Endo, has been named a 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2019. Each year the 100 Great Iowa Nurses program asks for patients and co-workers to nominate a nurse that goes above and beyond in their profession. After a review process,…read more

Central Bank Donates to BVRMC Oncology & Infusion Center

Diane Porter | January 22nd, 2019

Employees at Central Bank recently donated $110.00 to BVRMC Oncology & Infusion Center. The employees can wear jeans one Friday a month but are asked to pay to wear them. Each month they pick a non-profit to donate to. The December proceeds were donated to BVRMC Oncology. Accepting the check from Central Bank employees are…read more

Bomgaars Donates to BVRMC Oncology

Diane Porter | January 22nd, 2019

Bomgaars held a Ladies’ Shopping Night in December to benefit community oncology services in Siouxland Bomgaars stores. Buena Vista Regional Medical Center received $647.14 from the Storm Lake Bomgaars store. The money was donated to the BVRMC Oncology & Infusion Center. Zena Olerich, Patient Advocate and Robin Koster, Director of Oncology & Infusion accepted the…read more

BVRMC Auxiliary Nursing Scholarships Now Available

Diane Porter | January 4th, 2019

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is offering three $500.00 scholarship opportunities for those looking to pursue education in a health related field. Application deadline is March 31, 2019, and winners will be awarded in April of 2019. Applicants are only permitted to be awarded the scholarship twice in their lifetime and must pursue a…read more

BVRMC Foundation Nursing Scholarships Now Available

Diane Porter | January 4th, 2019

All applicants must meet criteria (A, B, C & D) to be eligible to apply (BVRMC employees note E for special exception): A) Any student with a permanent residence in the following Iowa counties: Buena Vista, Sac, Ida, Pocahontas,Clay or Cherokee. B) Any student who has completed at least one year of pre-nursing education at…read more

BVRMC Now Offers Advanced MRI

Diane Porter | December 31st, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is excited to announce the installation of new scanning technology that combines the latest advancements in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with the sophisticated engineering of a 1.5T wide bore system. BVRMC Radiologist Dr. Ingrid Franze says, “The scanner offers new features and improvements to raise the level of imaging performance…read more