All posts by Diane Porter

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

Message Your Doctor Securely

Diane Porter | January 13th, 2020

With secure patient messaging from MyUnityPoint, your care team is always just a click away. Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and UnityPoint Clinic uses secure patient messaging to provide a confidential and convenient way for us to communicate with you about your health care. Confidentiality is our primary concern. Secure messaging is private and secure…read more

BVRMC Event to Help Dementia Care Givers

Diane Porter | January 13th, 2020

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 Thursday, April 9 at King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort in Storm Lake. Nurses, Nursing Home Staff and at home caregivers, and anyone…read more

Bags with Goodies Donated to BVRMC for Oncology Patients

Diane Porter | January 7th, 2020

December 17 is a special day for Carrie Schmidt, it’s her dad’s birthday. Carrie’s dad, Ed Demers, died at the age of 42 from leukemia. Years after his passing she became a Thirty-One bag consultant and found a way to pay tribute to Ed’s memory every year and help patients fighting cancer at Buena Vista…read more

2019 Auxiliary Scholarship Winners

Diane Porter | January 7th, 2020

Congratulations to The 2019 BVRMC Auxiliary Scholarship Winners  A coffee reception for the 2019 Auxiliary scholarship winners was held on Friday, December 22. Those that were able to attend are shown in the photos below. 2020 scholarship applications are now available at  The following are the winners along with the scholarship they received. High…read more

New Art Work on BVRMC Community Art Wall

Diane Porter | December 13th, 2019

Boyd Zimmer Storm Lake, Iowa Artist’s Biography Ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon, art has been a passion of mine. Throughout the years, I have used many different artistic mediums to develop my own unique style of artwork. Having a limited education in painting, I began to experiment (about 10 years…read more

Security Trust & Savings Bank Donates to A.W.A.R.E.

Diane Porter | December 4th, 2019

Security Trust & Savings Bank Donates to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center A.W.A.R.E. Security Trust & Savings Bank of Storm Lake held a No Shave November Event during the month of November. $800 was raised from the event and given to BVRMC A.W.A.R.E., where funds go directly to help with uninsured expenses for patients receiving…read more

WellFit Helps People Feel Better

Diane Porter | October 30th, 2019

Do you have difficulty carrying out everyday tasks due to an injury or a condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic pain and/or decreased functional abilities? If you answered yes to any of these, then the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center WellFit program is for you! WellFit is a supervised and guided wellness program…read more

Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Diane Porter | October 3rd, 2019

October 15 – December 7, 2019 Comparing plans can save you money. Make sure you have coverage that meets your drug and health care needs. SHIIP CAN HELP Contact Danielle Schlenger at 712.213.8683 to set you your appointment at BVRMC. SHIIP is a free, confidential, objective service of the State of Iowa Insurance Division.