Donors Recognize Exceptional Nurses!

edoebel | May 5th, 2021

Thank you! Your donations honored many nurses and will help fund nursing scholarships to ensure BVRMC has the highest quality of nursing staff. Nursing is a 24 hour, 7 day a week, with many missed holidays type of profession. The exceptional care that these nurses provide make a huge difference to patients and their families;…read more

BVRMC Nurses Receive 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award

edoebel | April 13th, 2021

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Nurses Julie Olson and Sarah Naberhaus have been awarded the 2021 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award. This award recognizes outstanding nurses whose exceptional contributions to patients, colleagues and the profession are truly remarkable. Hundreds of nominations are sent from around the state of Iowa by colleagues, patients and others. These…read more

New Art Wall Photography at BVRMC

edoebel | April 6th, 2021

Wendy Ewalt, Storm Lake, Iowa Biography:  I am fascinated by color and shape as reflected by both the natural world and the engineered world. Exploration of visual vibration, which arises on two-dimensional canvas when colors of widely varying wavelengths are placed together, is demonstrated in my work. The power of color schemes and shape to…read more

BVRMC Nursing Honor Guard Looking for Blue Capes

edoebel | March 18th, 2021

In the early 1900’s, capes were worn by nurses to provide warmth on the job and served as a way to display nursing rank. The nursing cape symbolizes the goal of the nurse, which is to provide “service to those in need” and was handed out to graduating nurses until the 1980s. The Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation is sponsoring a Nursing Honor Guard,…read more

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