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BVRMC Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

edoebel | September 14th, 2021

The Villegas Sisters at BVRMC share how they celebrate their heritage during National Hispanic Heritage Month.


edoebel | September 13th, 2021

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by The Des Moines Register. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any…read more

BVRMC Hosts Speaker on Dementia Care

edoebel | August 26th, 2021

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), presented Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Over 200 participants, including nursing home employees and at home caregivers attended this free webinar and learned valuable information on…read more

Dr. Sabrina Martinez Receives IBCLC Certification

edoebel | August 24th, 2021

Dr. Sabrina Martinez recently received her International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification. She is one of few Medical Doctors in the state of Iowa to obtain this certification. “Breastfeeding medicine is one of my special areas of interest, so I decided to pursue the gold standards of certifications,” states Dr. Martinez. “This certification will…read more

Back to School

edoebel | August 13th, 2021

Are your child’s vaccines up to date? As children head back to school, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center reminds our communities about the importance of immunizations. Vaccination protects from diseases and keeps you healthy. When children are not vaccinated, they are at an increased risk of disease and can spread these diseases to others in…read more

BVRMC Installs Latest Advancements in Nuclear Imaging

edoebel | August 3rd, 2021

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is excited to announce the installation of a new fully upgradable scanning technology that combines the latest advancements in nuclear imaging. The GE Discovery 630 Nuclear Medicine Camera provides greater patient comfort, better image quality, and reduced radiation exposure during testing. “The camera offers new features and improvements to raise…read more

BVRMC Healthcare Foundation Recognizes Nursing Scholarship Recipients

edoebel | July 22nd, 2021

Twelve recipients were selected to receive nursing scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. One-hundred-sixty four scholarships have been awarded since the program began in 2003. Each scholarship is $1,000.00 and funded entirely from donations, that value education and helping the next generation of health care providers. Awards this year went to: BVRMC Nursing Scholarship-Cassandra Allen,…read more

Storm Lake Test Iowa Site Closing June 4th

edoebel | May 24th, 2021

The “Test Iowa” site at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake will be closing on June 4th, as the number of people that have utilized the site has been consistently declining over the past several weeks. Individuals who are symptomatic or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to contact…read more

Donors Recognize Exceptional Nurses!

edoebel | May 5th, 2021

Thank you! Your donations honored many nurses and will help fund nursing scholarships to ensure BVRMC has the highest quality of nursing staff. Nursing is a 24 hour, 7 day a week, with many missed holidays type of profession. The exceptional care that these nurses provide make a huge difference to patients and their families;…read more

BVRMC Nurses Receive 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award

edoebel | April 13th, 2021

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Nurses Julie Olson and Sarah Naberhaus have been awarded the 2021 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award. This award recognizes outstanding nurses whose exceptional contributions to patients, colleagues and the profession are truly remarkable. Hundreds of nominations are sent from around the state of Iowa by colleagues, patients and others. These…read more