Nursing Cape Donated to BVRMC Nursing Honor Guard

Diane Porter | July 7th, 2021

Helena Santillan Andrews, Aunt of local Mary Beth Andrews, recently donated her nursing cape to be used by the BVRMC Honor Guard. The BVRMC Nursing Honor Guard has volunteers attend funerals of nurses wearing traditional white uniforms, nursing caps and blue capes. They offer to read the Nightingale Pledge, a statement of ethics and principles…read more

BVRMC Medical/Surgical Unit Receives American Nurse Journal Award

Diane Porter | June 24th, 2021

Storm Lake, Iowa – The Medical/Surgical Department at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa, has received an Honorable Mention Award from the American Nurse Journal for the 2021 All-Pro Nursing Team Awards. This award recognizes the dedication, commitment, patient advocacy, and clinical expertise of all nurses. The All-Pro Nursing Team Awards recognize…read more

Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care

Diane Porter | May 27th, 2021

BVRMC EVENT: Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care Teepa Snow MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, one of the nation’s most dynamic and uplifting dementia care experts, and founder of Positive Approach® to Care (PAC), will present Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Nurses, Nursing Home Staff and at home caregivers, and anyone…read more

Storm Lake Test Iowa Site Closing June 4th

edoebel | May 24th, 2021

The “Test Iowa” site at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake will be closing on June 4th, as the number of people that have utilized the site has been consistently declining over the past several weeks. Individuals who are symptomatic or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to contact…read more

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