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High-Tech Simulation Training to Improve Maternal Care

By: Jenni DeWitt

Strengthening its pledge to offer high-quality, health care close to home, Boone County Health Center (BCHC) primary care providers (PCPs) and obstetrics (OB) team recently completed OB simulation training for postpartum hemorrhage events, or too much blood loss after childbirth. Across the nation, blood loss is the second leading cause More…

Know the Skin You’re In

By: Jenni DeWitt

You know the importance of monthly breast exams, but did you know it’s important to check your skin for cancer on a regular basis too? Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will have skin cancer at some point in their life. More…

High Number of Hand, Foot and Mouth

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) has seen a high number of patients with a sickness called hand, foot and mouth disease lately. This sickness is caused by a virus spread from person to person through bodily fluids such as spit, pee, stool and throw up. It often causes a fever, More…

CEO Tanya Sharp Named Rising Star Under 40

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tanya Sharp has been named on Becker’s Hospital Review’s list “Rising Stars: 90 Healthcare Leaders Under 40.” After two years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Sharp rose to CEO at BCHC in July of 2017. In just over a More…

Health Center Recognized by Nebraska Hospital Association

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) has been recognized by the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) for their work to improve quality of care for patients as part of the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) initiative in the U.S. Throughout the U.S., the goal of HIIN is to see a 20 percent More…

More Cardiology Clinics to Be Offered at Health Center

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to announce that Faith Regional Physician Services Doctors Rojina Pant and Maryanne Hartzell will provide services at the BCHC Cardiology Clinic in Albion. Both cardiologists specialize in performing ECHOs, stress tests and EKGs to prevent, diagnose and mange heart disease. “There are advantages More…

Denise Cook is Now a Nurse Navigator

By: Jenni DeWitt

As a new “pod system” starts at the Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC) clinic in Albion, Denise Cook, a nurse at BCHC since 1987, has taken on a new role as nurse navigator. “Our patients know and love Denise,” said Clinic Nurse Supervisor Lacy Bottorf. “Her new role as nurse More…

Public Feedback Leads to Changes at Clinic

By: Jenni DeWitt

When patients call Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC’s) clinic in Albion, now they’ll get a real person rather than a phone prompt. “We’ve had a lot of feedback from the public that they didn’t like the prompts, so that’s why we’re changing how we do things,” said Clinic Nurse Supervisor More…

Summer Safety Day

By: Jenni DeWitt

On Wednesday, August 1st from 4 – 7 p.m. Boone County Health Center (BCHC) will host a Summer Safety Day in the south parking lot behind Boone County Medical Clinic. Kids are welcome to bring their bikes to the event. Free helmets will be given away while supplies last, compliments More…

Disaster Drill Takes Place

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) along with Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward, Genoa Medical Facilities and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units from Genoa, St. Edward and Cedar Rapids held a full-scale disaster preparedness drill on Tuesday, June 26th. “The purpose of this drill was to test local medical response More…