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BVRMC Nurses Receive Iowa Hospital Education Research Foundation Scholarship Awards

Diane Porter | July 15th, 2020

DES MOINES – Alicia Heuton, BSN, RN, CWON, and Amber Shupe, BSN, RN, MSN, employees of Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, have both been awarded a $3,500 scholarship from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), which is supported by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). 62 outstanding students from all over Iowa received assistance…read more

Bunion Patients Now Recover Faster

Diane Porter | July 15th, 2020

A bunion on Patti McKenna’s right foot made a simple yoga pose and sleeping difficult. After it became painful to sleep, she decided it was time to see a foot and ankle surgeon. Patti made an appointment with Dr. Jesse Wolfe, Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint & Sports Surgeon, an Outpatient Department of Buena Vista Regional…read more

Donation Helps Patients with Leg Pain

Coleen Imming | July 8th, 2020

Have you ever had to cut your day short because of severe leg pain? Pain or discomfort in the legs is a common symptom of a disease called peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrient rich blood from the heart to all areas of the body. Peripheral arterial…read more

BVRMC Welcomes Angela Boll

Diane Porter | July 7th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and Buena Vista Anesthesia Associates welcomes Angela Boll, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), to Storm Lake. CRNAs work in BVRMC’s Surgical Services Department providing anesthesia services to surgical patients. “I was blessed at a young age with knowledge that I loved public service. With several nurses in my family, I…read more

BVRMC Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Financial Interactions with Patients

edoebel | June 24th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has achieved recognition as an Adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s PATIENT FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS BEST PRACTICES®. As a Best Practices Adopter, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center demonstrated that it follows nearly 100 best practices covering all aspects of financial interactions that take place in a variety of care settings….read more

BVRMC Medical-Surgical Unit Receives AMSN PRISM Award® for Exemplary Practice

edoebel | June 18th, 2020

The Medical-Surgical department at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa, has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units. This is the first Medical-Surgical unit in Iowa to receive the award. The award, which stands for “Premier Recognition In the Specialty…read more

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

BVRMC Ambulance Gets an Upgrade

Diane Porter | June 11th, 2020

“Reduce” and “reuse” are words often used in our economy today. Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is doing their part to be economically responsible with the purchase of a new “remounted” ambulance. “Remounting consists of a used patient compartment that has outlived its original chassis platform and has been mounted on a new chassis for…read more

Buena Vista County and Storm Lake Officials Urge Citizens to Continue with Covid-19 Precautions

edoebel | May 29th, 2020

The number of positive Covid-19 cases in Buena Vista County has continued to increase with more testing with Test Iowa, long-term care facilities, local health care providers, and manufacturers. These positive tests confirm Covid-19 is in our community and can spread easily between individuals. It’s especially important now that many of the restrictions have been…read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Diane Porter | May 28th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and working with the Buena Vista County Public Health Department, Iowa Department of Public Health, and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus…read more