Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

Local health care worker thankful for colonoscopy

Jolene Hotovec, certified medical assistant at UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine- Buena Vista, is grateful for the quality of care she received from Buena Vista Regional Medical Center during her colonoscopy and surgery. Now, Hotovec has one message for everyone: “Don’t ignore your colon.” Working in the medical field, Hotovec sometimes felt that nothing ‘bad’ would happen to her. When her […]

BVRMC among the first in Iowa to treat postpartum hemorrhage with Jada System

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center recently became one of few hospitals in the state to use the Jada System for controlling and treating postpartum hemorrhage and abnormal uterine bleeding. Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the most common complications of birth in the United States. Uncontrolled bleeding after childbirth is an emergency requiring immediate intervention. Mothers welcoming babies at BVRMC will […]

Pink Out

St. Mary’s Student Council presented a check for $2,260 to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Tuesday, Feb. 1. The money was raised through the Pink Out event on Jan. 10. Here Katie Schwint accepts the check from student council president Danika Demers.

BVRMC welcomes Dr. Michael Dirkx

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint and Sports Surgeons, P.C. welcome Dr. Michael Dirkx, who recently began clinic in Storm Lake. Dirkx, from Carroll, earned his undergraduate degree from Buena Vista University. In addition, he competed for the Beavers baseball team. Dirkx went on to attend medical school at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine […]

BVRMC receives the 2022 Women’s Choice Award

Named one of America’s best hospitals for obstetrics four years in a row

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics for a fourth consecutive year. According to the Women’s Choice Award, BVRMC First Embrace Obstetrics is in the top 7% of 4,728 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics. “Our six delivering providers do a fantastic job collaborating with their patients for the best possible birth experience. Many […]

BVRMC welcomes Dr. Chad Laurich

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that Dr. Chad Laurich is now seeing patients at BVRMC Specialty Clinic in Storm Lake. Dr. Laurich is a vascular and interventional specialist who comes to us from Dakota Dunes, S.D. His education includes: vascular surgery, residency and fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City; medical school […]

Tonya Archer exhibit at BVRMC

An exhibit of artwork by Tonya Archer is on display at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center through December. Tonya has lived in Storm Lake for almost 18 years. She is married to Dr. Dave Archer. They have seven sons, five daughters-in-law and two granddaughters. She previously lived in Santa Barbara, Calif. and Orange City, where she attended Northwestern College. Growing […]

BVRMC Radiology Tech fights breast cancer with positivity

Mandy Reese, 41, is a busy mom of three and radiology tech at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, who now also carries the title breast cancer survivor. In 2020, Mandy received her annual mammogram reminder from BVRMC. She decided it was time to get her mammogram scheduled, especially since she worked in the same department. An abnormality was found during […]

BVRMC Gift Shop donates $15,000 to the BVRMC Auxiliary

The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Annual Meeting was held on Sept. 29 at King’s Pointe Resort. The BVRMC Gift Shop presented the auxiliary a check for $15,000 from the proceeds of the gift shop over the past year. The auxiliary uses this contribution and money from membership dues, fundraisers and donations to buy needed equipment for the hospital. […]

Feddersen, Glienke recognized as Hospital Heroes

Dr. Garrett Feddersen, medical director of emergency services and Dr. Kyle Glienke, chief of medicine/critical services, were recognized as 2021 Iowa Hospital Association Hospital Heroes at the Iowa Hospital Association annual virtual meeting on Oct. 6. Both doctors have been key leaders of Buena Vista Regional Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Before many of us had ever heard of […]