All posts by Katie Schwint

Letter from our CEO

Katie Schwint | June 17th, 2020

To the Communities We Serve: We want to continue to thank the community for your ongoing support of BVRMC and helping us slow the spread of COVID-19.  The purpose of this letter is to let you know BVRMC is here to care for you if you need us.  Our team continues to serve COVID and…read more

Community Letter From CEO and Emergency Services Medical Director

Katie Schwint | May 27th, 2020

To the Communities BVRMC Serves, In the last week, the number of positive COVID-19 cases numbers increased in BV County. Please know we expected this result given the very aggressive testing that has taken place between BVRMC, long term care facilities testing by Public Health, Test Iowa, and other local industry conducting testing. BVRMC has…read more

BVRMC Selected by State for New COVID-19 Selective Testing

Katie Schwint | April 16th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has been selected to receive one of thirteen new COVID-19 testing machines from the Iowa Department of Public Health. The new Abbott machine provides a rapid result for COVID-19 tests. BVRMC will serve as a hub for testing in several communities. The machines have limited testing capacity, though, until the…read more

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