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Chemo Comfort Bags Donated to BVRMC for Oncology Patients

edoebel | January 7th, 2021

Ashley Dirks, Thirty- One Gifts Consultant, recently donated 80 chemo comfort bags to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Oncology & Infusion Center. Thanks to 54 donors, the bags were filled with items provided by individuals and businesses to help comfort patients fighting cancer at BVRMC. For the past four years, Carrie Schmidt has been…read more

Knee Surgery Gets Vollstedt Back to the Activities He Loves

edoebel | January 6th, 2021

Once Tim Vollstedt of Arcadia, Iowa goes out on the water, it is hard to get him back to shore. Unfortunately, it used to be a different story. Tim was suffering from intense knee pain in both knees, forcing him to limit the time spent on the water and in the boat. He has struggled…read more

BVRMC Now Accepting Nursing Scholarship Applications

edoebel | January 4th, 2021

The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Nursing Scholarship Committee will again be accepting scholarship applications until March 31 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The annual scholarship award is $1000. Since its inception in 2003, one-hundred fifty two scholarships have been awarded to area nursing students provided entirely by donations to the scholarship program. Applicants must…read more

First BVRMC Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

edoebel | December 22nd, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, December 22. The first two staff to receive the vaccine are nurses Tiffany Stern and Caleb Vander Broek from the Emergency Room. BVRMC received 200 Moderna vaccines and will start vaccinating those with direct patient care. The remainder of staff…read more

2020 Top Baby Names

edoebel | December 17th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center announces the top 2020 baby names. “With our diversity of cultures, we really get a lot of unique names,” reported Tracy Terry, First Embrace Obstetrics. “It’s really fun to hear the stories about how parents pick the name.” Most popular boy names: Four way tie between Emmanuel, Nathan, Isaac, and…read more

BVRMC Foundation Elects Officers for 2021

edoebel | December 17th, 2020

At its monthly meeting held December 15, 2020, the Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation elected Officers for 2021. Suzette Radke, Aurelia, was elected Chair; Joshua Newhouse, Storm Lake, Vice-Chair; and The Reverend Duane Queen, Storm Lake, Secretary-Treasurer. Other Foundation Board members are Duane Miller, Terry Mason, Jan Worthan, Tim Smith, Chad Halder and Howard Hatlelid,…read more

BVRMC Receives the 2021 Women’s Choice Award®as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics three years in row

edoebel | December 15th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics for a third consecutive year. According to the Women’s Choice Award®, BVRMC is in the top 6% of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics. Emily Bodholdt, Director of First Embrace Obstetrics, credits the superior care by doctors and nurses at…read more

Fitness & Health Center Requires Masks Upon Entry

edoebel | November 11th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s Fitness & Health Center will be requiring masks when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained effective Friday, November 13.  Further details and guidelines will be provided to members and guests upon entry. Every member will be asked screening questions and have temperature taken. Customers must always stay six feet…read more

BVRMC Receives 2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in Patient Experience

edoebel | October 26th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce it has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient Experience. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a…read more

Exercising Safely After Cancer

edoebel | October 15th, 2020

“Many cancer survivors will return to their workouts unintentionally doing more harm than good by performing the wrong exercises. They may participate in an exercise class or hire a trainer to keep them motivated and help them to reach their goals,” states Evan Franzmeier, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Fitness and Health Center Manager. “Our…read more