All posts by Diane Porter

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

BVRMC Auxiliary Holds a Scholarship Coffee

Diane Porter | December 31st, 2018

A coffee was held on December 27 for the 2018 Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship recipients in the Kallmer Education Center. The BVRMC Auxiliary Scholarship Committee includes: Mary Kay Hudspeth, Gladys Mandernach, Kay Jipp, Jan Mason and Ruth Paulson. High School Senior ($500) Rylie DeWitt, Cherokee Washington High School BVRMC Employee ($500) Sara Weltzheimer Family Member of…read more

BVRMC Foundation Elects Officers for 2019

Diane Porter | December 31st, 2018

At its regular monthly meeting held December 20, 2018, the Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation elected Officers for 2019.  Mitch Lyman was elected Chair, Larry Schultz, Vice-Chair and Suzette Radke, Secretary-Treasurer. Lyman resides in Newell, Schultz in rural Storm Lake and Radke in rural Aurelia.  Other Foundation Board members currently serving on the Board are…read more

Cancer Survivor Kim Walsh Participates in BVRMC A.W.A.R.E.

Diane Porter | August 27th, 2018

Fun, and a good attitude, describes Kim Walsh a breast cancer survivor from Alta, Iowa. Kim has been cancer free for 9+ years. This December it will be 10 years. Kim recalls the day she had her annual mammogram and was called in to discuss something that was seen on the scan back in December…read more