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Health And Fitness

Fresh Conversations at 4th St. Diner Monday, July 24

This Month's ConversationsWho is on my diabetes care team? What are the risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes? Try Tabbouleh! How to join: This Month's Conversations Fresh Conversations is funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Date: Monday, July 24th Time: 12:15 PM Location: HACAP 4th Street Diner Vinton, IowaFresh Conversations is a free nutrition and physical education program for ages 60+.

PC Specialty Care Recognized with 2023 AHCA/NCAL Silver National Quality Award

La Porte City Specialty Care has been recognized as a 2023 Silver – Achievement in Quality award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which recognizes organizations that meet progressively rigorous standards of performance to further improve the lives of residents and staff in long term care.
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La Porte City Specialty Care Receives 2023 Governor's Award for Quality Care

La Porte City Specialty Care, a member of Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA), has received the Governor's Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities for 2023. This award recognizes Iowa health care facilities that offer unique or innovative activities to enhance the quality of care or quality of life for their residents. Facilities are nominated for the award by residents and family members.

Public Health will now be located at the Rural Access Center

Virginia Gay Hospital has proudly served Benton County Public Health needs for the last 28 years. As we transition Public Health to a County based department, we would like to welcome our new Public Health Administrator Grace Petrzelka! Benton County Public Health will now be located at The Rural Access Hub, 811 D Ave. Vinton, IA 52349. Phone 319-214-2601, Fax 319-214-2602.

Blood Drive at VGH Tuesday, July 25

There will be a blood drive in the VGH Conference Room on Tuesday, July 25. The event will take place from 12:30-4:30 p.m.To set up your appointment you can call 800-287-4903 or go to www.lifeservebloodcenter.orgDonors will receive a FREE movie ticket to the Vinton Palace Theatre!
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July Calendar for Peer Recovery Zone-Vinton

COVID19 vaccine clinics 6/26-6/30

 Benton County Public Health Clinic located at Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton COVID19 vaccine clinic hours are below. Go tp the check-in at the front entrance for registration.  COVID19 Vaccine Clinics:Monday, June 26th, 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/ModernaTuesday, June 27th, 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vacci

Benton County Public Health Clinic tonight from 5-9 p.m.

Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton IA. Check-in at front entrance registration  COVID19 Vaccine Clinics: Friday, June 23rd, 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna
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Area long-term care facility receives National Silver Achievement Quality Award

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently announced the recipients of the 2023 Silver Achievement in Quality Award. La Porte City Specialty Care (La Porte City, IA) and West Ridge Care Center (Cedar Rapids, IA) were recognized by AHCA/NCAL with this award. The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program honors long-term and post-acute care providers that have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.


 The 4th of July is a time for celebration, full of backyard cookouts, pool parties, and fireworks. The buzz of a drink is not needed to feel the thrill of summer holiday festivities but if you do indulge, plan for a sober ride home. The Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is partnering with local law enforcement for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility enforcement campaign July 1-5.
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