Fitness & Health Center Requires Masks Upon Entry

edoebel | November 11th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s Fitness & Health Center will be requiring masks when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained effective Friday, November 13.  Further details and guidelines will be provided to members and guests upon entry. Every member will be asked screening questions and have temperature taken. Customers must always stay six feet…read more

COVID-19 Updates With Dr. Feddersen

Diane Porter | November 10th, 2020

In the last several weeks, COVID-19 numbers have skyrocketed throughout the country, and throughout Iowa.  This dramatic increase has seen our hospitals fill across the region.  The issue is not just with COVID-19 patients, but our hospitals were already filling back up from the many medical problems that were put off or delayed due to…read more

BVRMC Receives 2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in Patient Experience

edoebel | October 26th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce it has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient Experience. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a…read more

BVRMC Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Plus Recognition Award

Diane Porter | October 22nd, 2020

STORM LAKE, IOWA, 2020 — Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused…read more

Exercising Safely After Cancer

edoebel | October 15th, 2020

“Many cancer survivors will return to their workouts unintentionally doing more harm than good by performing the wrong exercises. They may participate in an exercise class or hire a trainer to keep them motivated and help them to reach their goals,” states Evan Franzmeier, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Fitness and Health Center Manager. “Our…read more

BVRMC will Host a Test Iowa Clinic Site

Diane Porter | October 7th, 2020

Starting Monday, October 12 Buena Vista Regional Medical Center will take over Test Iowa testing for Storm Lake. People wanting a COVID-19 test will continue to go to and register. Everyone must register via the website. No walk-ins will receive a test. The Test Iowa Clinic site will be located in the ambulance building…read more

Paxtons Jewelry Cake Dig & Balloon Bash

edoebel | September 28th, 2020

Paxtons Jewelry has once again teamed up with BVRMC’s P.i.n.k. for our annual balloon bash and cake dig fundraiser! Every $10 donation gets a chance to bash a balloon and win a gemstone. Each balloon is a winner, with chances to win gemstones like pink tourmaline, blue topaz, peridot, and many more. Winners of the…read more

Sassy Saturdays

edoebel | September 28th, 2020

Storm Lake United and Buena Vista Regional Medical Center are pleased to announce Sassy Saturdays to be held this October in Storm Lake. This year instead of one Saturday you will have the opportunity to save big on 4 Saturdays: October 3, 10, 17, and 24. Take advantage of great deals and specials while supporting…read more

BVRMC’s Michele Kelly Named Chief Clinical Officer

edoebel | September 24th, 2020

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Michele Kelly, RN, MSN, CPHQ, has been named Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) and will succeed Dawn Bach who will retire on September 30. Michele has been with BVRMC for 31 years in a variety of roles, most recently as the Executive Director of Quality. Michele…read more

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