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Kyla I. Yates, ARNP
Kyla joined the VBCH team December 2020 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked at the local nursing home as a Nurse Manager completing the MDS for Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance Reimbursement for almost 9 years, so she has worked with Van Buren County Residents and families for over 10 years. She started as CNA in 2001, obtained her Associate's Degree in 2008 and worked at Blessing Hospital on the Med/Surg units until moving back to Clark County. Kyla was also a traveling nurse for some bigger hospitals in Galesburg and Peoria, Illinois. This allowed her to see so many different diagnosis and cultures along with making friends with some amazing people that she still keep in touch with. When offered the job at Keosauqua Health Care Center (formerly Good Samaritan Society) in 2012, she decided that it would be nice to sleep in her own bed every night.
When Kyla is not at work, she enjoys outside activities with her husband, Rowdy and son, Preston. They live in rural Clark County, Missouri where they have cows and horses. She would ride her horses every day if time and weather allowed. Also, the Yates' are big St. Louis Cardinals fans! Kyla also loves Harry Potter and Grey's Anatomy!
She is able to see patients from birth far into retirement and is certified to complete DOT physicals. "I have not found my exact niche' as far as a Nurse Practitioner, so right now I love seeing anyone and everyone".
Seaira M. Drish, ARNP
Seaira received her RN from Iowa Lakes University then went on to get her Masters through Walden University. She worked as an RN at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Seaira completed her practicum at Van Buren County Hospital and Clinic with Mindy Danielson, NP so she is no stranger to VBCH. She started with Van Buren County Medical Clinics in November 2021. Seaira sees patients of all ages. She is currently at the Keosauqua Clinic.Watch Video
Dana R. Brecount, DO
Dr. Brecount is a Family Practice physician that treats patients of all ages. She offers women’s health, pediatrics and osteopathic manipulative. She grew up in Houghton area and is happy to be caring for the community.Watch Video
Kristina L. Payne, ARNP
Kristina received her Masters of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner from Troy University. She comes to Van Buren County Hospital & Clinics from Fort Benning, GA, with her Veteran husband and four dogs. Kristina and her husband spend most of their free time enjoying the great outdoors. Kristina is looking forward to providing exceptional care and education to the residents of Van Buren County and surrounding communities.Watch Video
I was asked if I would mind talking a little about my time as a patient with VBCH cardiopulmonary rehab department. I agreed because I had a very positive experience. The staff at VBCH are all very friendly and professional. They are attentive to their patients needs, and monitor them closely. They work closely with your referring physician. While going through the VBCH program they discovered an unusual rhythm when I exercised at a certain level. They sent this information to my cardiologist for him to follow up on. The staff go above and beyond their designated duties to help you. They even charged my air-pods for me when needed. It's wonderful to have such a highly professional and experienced staff close to home. I highly recommend the Cardiopulmonary Rehab program at VBCH.
- Richard Breckenridge, Patient