All posts by Katie Schwint

Naberhaus and Schmidt Honored with HeartSaver Hero Awards

Katie Schwint | June 25th, 2019

Two BVRMC employees were honored with the HeartSaver Hero Award by the American Heart Association (AHA). Sarah Naberhaus, Director of ER/Ambulance, and Dave Schmidt, Ambulance Manager, performed CPR on Dawn Bach this past January at an off-site managers meeting. Dawn is the Chief Clinical Officer. “I was in the right place at the right time,”…read more

BVRMC Welcomes Dr. John Pymm

Katie Schwint | June 21st, 2019

Dr. John Pymm is now seeing patients at the UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine Buena Vista, located on the BVRMC campus. As a family medicine provider he will see patients for all their general needs, including obstetrics. Dr. Pymm’s full name is John Howard Pymm III. He was raised in the small farming community of Ashton,…read more

Franzmeier’s Celebrate National Donate Life Month

Katie Schwint | April 12th, 2019

  April is National Donate Life Month to increase awareness about the importance of organ donations.   Buena Vista Regional Medical Center encourages everyone to consider organ donation. This year Donate Life Month is just a little more personal due to a family with strong ties to the hospital.   On June 27, 2018 Evan…read more

Quilts to Comfort Cancer Patients

Katie Schwint | March 8th, 2019

The Lakeside Presbyterian Quilting Circle donated quilts to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s Oncology & Infusion Center for patients fighting cancer. The group makes quilts throughout the year for various causes. Kay MacDonald from the Lakeside Presbyterian Quilting Circle, center, delivered the quilts to BVRMC’s Robin Koster, Emily Wright, Marcy Glienke, and Linda Hinkeldey.

Helping Others Understand the Importance of Colonoscopies

Katie Schwint | March 8th, 2019

When you hear the phrase “people person” many Storm Lakers would say Bud Hott would make the top ten list. For over 45 years he has helped people while shopping at Hy-Vee. Helping people is what Bud is all about and if his story can help just one of you he wants to share. “When…read more

Hospice Care Bags Bring Comfort to BVRMC Patients

Katie Schwint | November 1st, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is now offering hospice care bags thanks to the Auxiliary and some compassionate care givers. Hospice is a term for specialized care for those patients facing a life-limiting illness. Those caring for hospice patients address physical and emotional needs.   Diane Dick, a nurse in the Medical-Surgical Department, has a…read more

BVRMC Now Accepting Milk Donations

Katie Schwint | October 25th, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s First Embrace Obstetrics is now working with Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa. Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa collects donations of human milk and then distribute to those in need. The milk is available to hospitalized premature infants when their mother’s own milk is not available. Babies in neonatal intensive care…read more

DES MOINES REGISTER NAMES BVRMC A WINNER OF THE IOWA 2018 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

Katie Schwint | September 17th, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace…read more

Emily Bodholdt Named IHA Hospital Hero

Katie Schwint | August 9th, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that Emily Bodholdt has been selected as a 2018 Hospital Hero by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). Every year the IHA awards those committed health care professionals that go above and beyond. Hospitals are asked to submit applications and provide examples of how the individual could…read more

BVRMC Welcomes Austin Langel

Katie Schwint | July 18th, 2018

  Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and Buena Vista Anesthesia Associates welcomes Austin Langel who will be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in Storm Lake starting this August.   CRNAs work in BVRMC’s Surgical Services Department providing anesthesia services to surgical patients.   “I chose to be a CRNA because I have always been…read more