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BVRMC Donates Masks to Area School Districts

edoebel | August 20th, 2020

Recognizing a need to help decrease the spread of the coronavirus among school districts, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center recently donated over 6,500 youth and adult masks to area schools. “Over the past several months, BVRMC has benefited from generous donations from businesses, individuals and other supporters,” said Katie Schwint, BVRMC Executive Director of Community…read more

New Artist Featured on BVRMC Community Art Wall

Diane Porter | August 19th, 2020

Marilyn Tamm-Schmitt Fonda, Iowa BIOGRAPHY: Fonda photographer Marilyn Tamm-Schmitt has had a passion for nature photography stemming from her childhood love of all natural beauty. During her over thirty year career as an educator in modern languages, Marilyn pursued her interest in photography specializing in birds, dogs and cats, flowers and horses. Her lifetime of…read more

BVRMC A.W.A.R.E. 2020 Goes Virtual

Diane Porter | August 17th, 2020

The 13th annual AWARE 5K walk and run is still on as a virtual event this year and can be completed Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 20. Sign up today to walk, or run for patients fighting cancer who are receiving treatment at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Proceeds benefit patients’ expenses not covered…read more

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Receives HFMA’s 2020 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle

edoebel | July 29th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has been named as a recipient of the 2020 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle, sponsored by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). As a national award winner, BVRMC has met industry-standard revenue cycle benchmarks, implemented the patient-centered recommendations and best practices embodied in HFMA’s Healthcare Dollars &…read more

Thank You Life Saver Donors

Coleen Imming | July 28th, 2020

Thank you to our 2019-2020 Life Saver donors for helping local hearts stay healthy by supporting the purchase of an echocardiology ultrasound. Your donation helps our health care team be the best place for care for future generations. Your contribution – of any size – matters. Thank you to this year’s annual fund donors. Ameriprise…read more

Oncology Chemo Pump Technology Supported by Donations

Coleen Imming | July 24th, 2020

Donations to the Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation recently purchased the latest in oncology chemo pump technology. Care, treatment, and at-home comfort is critical to patient outcomes. The new pump delivers medication trouble-free without any intervention from the patient. BVRMC Oncology sets the end time when the patient returns in two days. “The new chemo…read more

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