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Walk-in Clinic Available for COVID Vaccines June 1-June 4

No appointment needed, the walk-in clinic will be held at Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton. Check in at the main entrance registration desk to get your free Moderna vaccine, Tuesday, June 1 - Friday, June 4!Please contact Benton County Public Health if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment at 319-472-6460.Moderna Walk-in Clinic Tuesday, June 1 7:00am - 12:00 p.

Benton County Public Health: Moderna Vaccine Walk-In Clinic May 24th- May 28th

No appointment needed, the walk-in clinic will be held at Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton. Check in at the main entrance registration desk to get your free Moderna vaccine, Monday, May 17th - Friday, May 21st!Please contact Benton County Public Health if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment at 319-472-6460.Moderna Walk-in Clinic  Monday, May 24th 11:00am - 5:00pmTuesday, May 25th 7:00am - 12:00pm Thursday, May 27th 11:00am - 7:00pm (Johnson & Johnson available also)Friday, May 28th 8:00am - 3:00pm  Please continue the mitigation efforts that we know work to slow the spread of COVID-19! Get a COVID-19 vaccine, wear a mask or face covering, practice social distancing with those outside your household, clean your hands frequently with soap and water, stay home if you feel sick, and get tested if you are exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19.
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Kindness Rock Spread Mental Health Awareness

COVID Recovery Iowa and the Kindness Rock project want Iowans to get out their brightest markers and paint pens to spread joy and help raise awareness for mental health. The statewide effort is gaining popularity on COVID Recovery Iowa's social media platforms. The group embraces the original purpose of kindness rocks: To cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness.

There's a chance to save local lives coming up in our community! 5/25/21

A blood drive will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Virginia Gay Hospital. The event will take place in the Hospital Cafeteria from 1:45 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The hospital is located at 502 N. 9th Ave. in Vinton.Blood donation with LifeServe Blood Center is a quick and painless process. The entire donation experience only takes about an hour and includes registration, a questionnaire, mini-physical, the actual donation, and refreshment in the snack area afterward!A simple donation can save the lives of three local hospital patients.

Free Resilience Webinars Offer Parents Help During the Pandemic

Parenting is tough. Parenting during a pandemic is even tougher. This is why Worldmaker International, a resilience educational organization,  and the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) are teaming up to offer a Pandemic Parenting Webinar Series. For three Thursdays in May, resilience experts from Worldmaker and CRCSD will cover topics identified in a survey as being pressing issues for local parents.

VGH’s Meeker elected as President-Elect of Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association

VGH’s Meeker honored by colleagues, elected as President-Elect of Iowa Osteopathic Medical AssociationBrian Meeker, D.O., was recently honored with the Life Service Award and elected president-elect of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. The purpose of the Life Service Award is to recognize those osteopathic physician members of the Association who have spent the greater part of their lives delivering health care to Iowa’s citizens, utilizing osteopathic practice and principles.

Benton County Public Health: Moderna Vaccine Walk-In Clinic May 10th - May 14th

No appointment needed, the walk-in clinic will be held at Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton. Check in at the front entrance registration desk to get your free Moderna vaccine, Monday, May 10th - Friday, May 14th! Please contact Benton County Public Health if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment at 319-472-6460. • Monday May 10th 11:00am-4:00pm • Tuesday May 11th 08:30am-1200pm • Wednesday May12th 08:00am-1200pm • Thursday May 13th 11:00am-7:00pm • Friday May 14th 08:00am-12:00pm Please continue the mitigation efforts that we know work to slow the spread of COVID-19! Get a COVID-19 vaccine, wear a mask or face covering, practice social distancing with those outside your household, clean your hands frequently with soap and water, stay home if you feel sick, get tested if you are exposed to, or have symptoms of COVID-19 and If you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, please review CDC guidelines at https://www.

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab Honored with Community Quality Champion Award

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab been named a recipient of the first Telligen QI Connect™ Community Quality Champion Award after demonstrating a high level of commitment towards the overall health of the Vinton and surrounding communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has not only highlighted the importance of community members working together, but also how collaboration can drive community-centered health outcome improvement.

Virginia Gay Hospital among 455 hospitals with 5 stars from CMS: 2021

CMS [upd]d its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2021, giving 455 hospitals a rating of five stars.CMS assigned star ratings to hospitals nationwide based on their performance across five quality categories. This is the first star ratings [upd] since January 2020. This year:- 204 hospitals received a one-star rating- 690 hospitals received a two-star rating- 1,018 hospitals received a three-star rating- 988 received a four-star rating- 455 received a five-star rating12 Iowa Hospitals:CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs CHI Health Missouri Valley Finley Hospital (Dubuque) Jones Regional Medical Center (Anamosa) Lakes Regional Healthcare (Spirit Lake) Mercy Hospital (Iowa City) Mercy Medical Center-Cedar Rapids MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center Pella Regional Health Center Sartori Memorial Hospital (Cedar Falls) UnityPoint Health-St.

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