Twyla Kleen, RN 2018 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year

Coleen Imming | November 26th, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center celebrates employee and school nurse, Twyla Kleen, RN as 2018 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. Nurses play a critical role in moving forward the mission of March of Dimes. Twyla supports that mission through her role of school nurse, She has served Storm Lake Community School District for nearly…read more

BVRMC Therapy Completes Aquatic Certification

Coleen Imming | November 7th, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s Physical Therapist Assistant, Russ Chrischilles completed the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency (APTCC).  Russ recently completed the national APTA aquatic course in Kansas City and fulfilled 7 e-learning online modules in order to reach the APTCC certification. Russ is the first therapist in…read more

BVRMC Pharmacy Offers the Flu Shot

Coleen Imming | November 2nd, 2018

BVMRC Pharmacy Offers the Flu Shot BVRMC Pharmacy now offers the flu shot. Those age 6 and up can just walk-in or schedule an appointment during open hours. Call 712.213.8965 for an appointment or walk-in during business hours Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Located at 620 Northwestern Drive in the BVRMC Specialty Clinic. The…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…read more

Patient Fights Breast Cancer for Her Kids

Coleen Imming | October 16th, 2018

Patient Fights Breast Cancer for Her Kids Upon hearing her breast cancer diagnosis, Deb Zanfes had one focus, she says, “My kids are my life.” In November 2017, Deb was bumped while at her job as a Special Education Teacher at Storm Lake Middle School and during the incident felt a lump in her breast….read more

Coleen Imming | October 2nd, 2018

Hawk-I Plumbing Inc. Heating & Cooling serving greater Storm Lake, Iowa will donate $200 to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center P.I.N.K. for every furnace sold during the month of October, 2018. Furnace does not need to be installed in October. BVRMC P.i.n.k. is designed to help women who are underinsured, or do not have insurance, access…read more

BVRMC Auxiliary Annual Meeting

Coleen Imming | September 28th, 2018

The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Annual Meeting was held on September 27. BVRMC Gift Shop Buyers, Patti McKenna and Barb Argotsinger, along with Jean Bennett, Gift Shop Treasurer, presented a check for $10,000.00. The Auxiliary raises money to buy needed equipment for the hospital. If you are interested in becoming an Auxiliary member,…read more

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment

Coleen Imming | September 27th, 2018

  Open Enrollment is October 15 – December 7. The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a FREE, confidential, objective service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP can help you find answers to the important questions you have on Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care insurance and other health insurance issues. SHIIP has helped…read more


Katie Schwint | September 17th, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace…read more