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Reach Out and Read

Virginia Gay participates in this nation-wide program giving children a book at every well-child checkup to age 6. Reach Out & Read touches the lives of 1 in 4 children of low income families and improves how often parents read to their children. Your donation of just $20 provides books for one child for the entire year. And, make plans to join us for our Family Movie Night on August 19 at Riverside Park!

Gifts of Hope

Early detection saves lives! Gifts of Hope has been established to make sure everyone in Benton County has access to 3D mammography and diagnostic services. Thousands of dollars are distributed locally as support to women’s health for those who may not otherwise have access.

Tree of Lights

The Tree of Lights is our major annual fundraising campaign and has been for over 25 years. Funds raised from the Tree of Lights supports the healthcare needs of the people who utilize the services of Virginia Gay Hospital and our clinics in Atkins, Van Horne, Vinton, and Urbana.


Scholarships provided through the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation supports area high school students entering health care and Virginia Gay employees wanting to further their career in nursing.

Planned Giving

The gift of Virginia Walcutt Gay in 1923 continues to provide health and wellness to Benton County residents nearly 100 years later. Learn how you can be part of the future of health care for friends, neighbors and loved ones for decades to come.

Our Mission

The mission of the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation is the continuation of health and medical care to people of the Virginia Gay Hospital service area. Our concern for humanity is demonstrated by a commitment to obtain and distribute funds through the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation that will promote, maintain and restore the health of the individuals it serves.

Welcome to Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation

Generosity is vital to the healing tradition of Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation and our community benefits when we all pitch in. The Health Care Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the mission of Virginia Gay Hospital by transforming your charitable donations into state-of-the-art medical equipment, facility updates, and special programs.

Our founder, Virginia Gay, established a giving tradition that dates back nearly 100 years. Since then, our grandparents, parents and children have followed in those same footsteps by generously giving back to our community.

Through your investment and support VGH is able to provide a wide range of services and an outstanding facility that enables the healthcare professionals within our hospital and clinics do their job in an increasingly efficient and effective manner. Your gifts help VGH stay on the leading edge of rural health in Iowa.

Click here to see some information on our Clinic Expansion project, and please feel free to contribute to the project on our Donate Now Page.

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Our Projects

Gifts of Hope
Reach Out and Read
tree of lights
Plaza of Heroes