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Hospital Board Earns Special Certification

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC’s) Board of Trustees members Kim Beierman, Don Casper, Jody Choat, Paul Groeteke and Ken Schmitz have achieved the status of Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) Certified Hospital Trustee by completing the requirements of the NHA Research and Educational Foundation’s Hospital Trustee Community Accountability Education Certification Program. More…

Human Sex Trafficking Talk for Public

By: Jenni DeWitt

On February 6th Boone County Health Center (BCHC) will host an opportunity to hear about human sex trafficking. This event is free and open to all people and will take place at the Cardinal Inn’s conference room. To make it easier for the public to attend, there will be two More…

Koenig Family Memorializes Parents

By: Jenni DeWitt

The children of Edward “E.J.” and Dorothy “Dott” Koenig have made a donation to Boone County Health Center (BCHC) in loving memory of their parents. E.J. grew up on a farm east of Petersburg until 1944. Then, at the age of 12, he moved to the family farm west of More…

Dinosaur Sized MRI to Be Removed from Health Center

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC’s) old Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit is not as old as a dinosaur, but at 45 tons it certainly weighs as much as one. BCHC has begun the process of disassembling the old unit to make way for a new MRI unit that will more More…

Health Center Receives Aksarben Grant

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) recently received the Aksarben Friends Community Grant from the Aksarben Foundation. This grant will help fund BCHC’s 2018-2019 Priority Project “3D – A Clearer View” to upgrade from 2D to 3D mammography. BCHC is the only mammography site in Boone County and the surrounding area. More…

Older Adult Health Problem Becomes Problem for Youth

By: Jenni DeWitt

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) was once a health problem faced by older adults and people in the hospital, but now it has become a concern for the young as well. C. diff is a bacterial infection that causes swelling of the large bowel. It can lead to watery diarrhea, fever, More…

No-Shave November Fuels Talks About Cancer

By: Jenni DeWitt

In honor of “No-Shave November” some male staff at Boone County Health Center (BCHC) set down their razors and skipped haircuts for an entire month. No-Shave November started as an online non-profit with a goal of embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, in order to get people talking about More…

Simplify for the Holidays

By: Boone County

Experts are still learning about the impact stress can have on the body. The holidays can be wonderful, but they can also add extra duties and worry to our already busy schedules. Here are five ideas to help you simplify for the holidays: Plan down time. Your calendar will fill More…

Get Free Help Signing Up for Insurance

By: Boone County

The Health Insurance Marketplace is open right now, but it will be closing soon. To sign up for a new 2019 health plan or renew or change a health plan for 2019 visit: www.healthcare.gov. The last day to do this is December 15th, 2018. After this date, a “Special Enrollment Period” More…

Boone County Health Center Receives National Recognition

By: Boone County

Today, on National Rural Health Day, Boone County Health Center (BCHC) announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for excellence in all three categories: Quality, Patient Perspective and Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among More…