All posts by Diane Porter

BVRMC Nurses Receive Iowa Hospital Education Research Foundation Scholarship Awards

Diane Porter | July 15th, 2020

DES MOINES – Alicia Heuton, BSN, RN, CWON, and Amber Shupe, BSN, RN, MSN, employees of Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, have both been awarded a $3,500 scholarship from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), which is supported by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). 62 outstanding students from all over Iowa received assistance…read more

Bunion Patients Now Recover Faster

Diane Porter | July 15th, 2020

A bunion on Patti McKenna’s right foot made a simple yoga pose and sleeping difficult. After it became painful to sleep, she decided it was time to see a foot and ankle surgeon. Patti made an appointment with Dr. Jesse Wolfe, Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint & Sports Surgeon, an Outpatient Department of Buena Vista Regional…read more

BVRMC Welcomes Angela Boll

Diane Porter | July 7th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and Buena Vista Anesthesia Associates welcomes Angela Boll, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), to Storm Lake. CRNAs work in BVRMC’s Surgical Services Department providing anesthesia services to surgical patients. “I was blessed at a young age with knowledge that I loved public service. With several nurses in my family, I…read more

BVRMC Ambulance Gets an Upgrade

Diane Porter | June 11th, 2020

“Reduce” and “reuse” are words often used in our economy today. Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is doing their part to be economically responsible with the purchase of a new “remounted” ambulance. “Remounting consists of a used patient compartment that has outlived its original chassis platform and has been mounted on a new chassis for…read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Diane Porter | May 28th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and working with the Buena Vista County Public Health Department, Iowa Department of Public Health, and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus…read more

To the Buena Vista Community:

Diane Porter | March 19th, 2020

I am a physician and the Medical Director for the Emergency Department and Emergency Medical Services here at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.  I wanted to take a moment to address our community about the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.  These are scary times for all of us, and there is a lot of uncertainty and…read more

Patient and Visitor Restrictions at BVRMC

Diane Porter | March 13th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has placed immediate restrictions on visitations for the health and safety of everyone due to the severity of flu and concerns of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). While no Coronavirus cases have been reported in Buena Vista County, BVRMC would like to take proactive measures to keep both patients and…read more

Colon Cancer Patient Encourages Early Screening

Diane Porter | March 11th, 2020

Life is a journey that often times can throw you a curveball. As Jeff sits in a chair and looks out the window at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, he reflects on his life, when things started to go down an expected path. 55 year old Jeff Schleisman, a pastor who lives in rural Lake…read more

Cardiologist, Dr. Jon A. Peacock Presents at a BVRMC Lunch & Learn

Diane Porter | February 21st, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and Cardiovascular Associates sponsored, “Ask the Cardiologist Your Heart Questions” presentation at BVRMC February 13. Jon A. Peacock, MD, F.A.C.C. was the featured speaker. The well attended Free Lunch & Learn gave the attendees an opportunity to ask their questions regarding heart health.

Three BVRMC Fitness Specialists Now Certified in Cancer Exercise

Diane Porter | January 21st, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Fitness & Health Center Fitness Specialists Nancy Marshall and Melissa Iehl, along with Evan Franzmeier, Fitness Center Manager, recently became certified Cancer Exercise Specialists. The Cancer Exercise Specialist Advanced Qualification was developed for health and fitness professionals to teach them hands-on skills needed to guide patients through treatment into recovery and…read more