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Virginia Gay Hospital Moves Foshé-Everett To Dietary Lead

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 27th, 2019
Foshé-Everett brings with her 15 years of overall experience in food service and preparation, 11 of which have been with Virginia Gay. She is excited to take on the challenge of this new position and looks forward to a more significant role in resident care and working to elevate the work environment.

VGH To hold Blood Drive, Tuesday, March 26

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 25th, 2019
Tap into the luck of the blood donor this March by rolling up a sleeve to give the gift of life! Remember: what goes around comes around! You never know who in your community will need a lifesaving blood transfusion. Giving blood only takes about an hour and can save the lives of three local people! That’s some good karma to spread.

Due to the incoming storm and unsafe travel conditions the Drug Trend Presentation that was scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 12th in Belle Plaine has been postponed to Wednesday, March 6th Click to view flyer

ASAC Monthly Newsletter

By ASAC · February 5th, 2019
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Benton County Community Health and Wellness Fair

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 5th, 2019
LET’S MAKE CONNECTIONS! We invite exhibitors to take advantage of this opportunity as Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation hosts the Fifth Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. This year’s theme is “Make HEALTHY Connections!” Our focus is to empower our community as advocates of their health and well-being.

February WOW Newsletter

By Benton County Extension · January 22nd, 2019
Attached you will find your edition of the February WOW newsletter. This edition features: Click to view · Food for Thought: The Gut-brain Axis · Recipe for Strawberry S’mores · How Clean Is That Coffee Machine? · Live Healthy Iowa 5k

New Year resolutions are common this time of year. Some are easily broken; others are sincerely made, but hard to keep. The decision to eliminate tobacco from your life is a commitment that takes self-control and support. Benton County reminds residents who have made the healthy choice to quit smoking that help and support is available through Quitline Iowa.

Give Someone Another Year

By Virginia Gay Hospital · January 18th, 2019
Blood donors who roll up their sleeve to make a lifesaving gift with LifeServe Blood Center can give someone one more year! One blood donation can save up to three local hospital patients. It’s not just trauma victims who need blood; premature babies, cancer patients, transplant recipients, and new mothers can all use blood as part of lifesaving treatment.

Union Community Schools Closed due to Norovirus

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 18th, 2019
The Union Community School District announced that it will be closed for cleaning after a staff member found out that they had been infected with the Norovirus. The classes are canceled district wide tomorrow, January 18. Norovirus is a highly contagious disease that is spread through contact with the infected person, surfaces, contaminated food or water.

Conversation on Emerging Drug trends:Parents, Educators, Youth Workers

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 18th, 2019
A conversation on emerging drug trends will be held for parents, grandparents, educators, youth & community workers on Tuesday, February 12th, there will be a presentation from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with a Question and Answer time to follow. The location of this event will be at the Belle Plaine Community Center, located at 1309 5th Ave.

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