Nursing Honor Guard

edoebel | February 8th, 2021

The Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation is sponsoring a Nursing Honor Guard, a program where volunteer nurses attend the funeral of nurses who have dedicated their life to the profession. The local group is being organized by Amanda Thompson, RN, who works in BVRMC’s First Embrace Obstetrics Department. “There is a program in Fort Dodge…read more

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

New Art Wall Photography at BVRMC

Diane Porter | December 15th, 2020

Kelly Wood Galva, Iowa BIOGRAPHY: Galva, Iowa, amateur photographer Kelly Wood finds her inspiration within nature and strives to capture the peace and beauty that surrounds her. As a busy mother, wife, and full-time employee at BVRMC, some of Kelly’s favorite ways to relax are through traveling and photography. Her photography is mostly focused on…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

Patients Appreciate Items Given through A.W.A.R.E. at BVRMC

Diane Porter | December 14th, 2020

BVRMC’s social worker Zena Olerich presents Sally Brecher and Juan Nunez with holiday presents from the AWARE committee. They are both fighting cancer and receiving treatments in the Oncology & Infusion Center. “The first day of treatment was very hard and Zena had me laughing trying on hats and making me feel better. The care…read more