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Health Center Celebrates 10,000 Foot Clinic visit

By: Aprill Murphy

Boone County Health Center is celebrating their 10,000th foot clinic visit this week! Gayla Oakley, RN, FAACVPR, the Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, had a vision for this life-changing service and it became a reality with the addition of the Rudman Rehabilitation Center over 13 years ago. Now it has grown More…

Doctor Joins Foundation Board

By: Boone County

Chiropractor Dr. Hailey Eckstein will join the Boone County Health Center’s Foundation Board of Directors representing the St. Edward area. “We are fortunate to have Dr. Eckstein on our board. Any time we have a doctor join, it’s very exciting. They bring that extra input and insight as we choose More…

Exercise Program that Fights Parkinson’s Now Available

By: Boone County

Delay the Disease, the #1 exercise program that fights the symptoms of Parkinson’s, is now available at Boone County Health Center. Delay the Disease uses Parkinson’s-specific exercises to retrain the mind and body to help take back control of body movements. This improves patients’ balance, handwriting, speech volume, and the More…

Schuele to Represent Cedar Rapids Area on Boone County Health Center Foundation Board

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center is pleased to welcome past-employee and local pillar Bev Schuele to the Boone County Health Center Foundation Board of Trustees to fill an empty seat on the board. “Bev’s vast experience on other non-profit boards, her eight years as a Family Court Mediator, and having served More…

Nikki Heidemann Wins Health Center Slogan Contest

By: Boone County

Thanks to Nikki Heidemann’s creativity, “BYOB-Bring Your Own Bottles” is the catchy, new slogan for the medication reconciliation project at Boone County Health Center this year. This project is aimed at helping patients remember to bring all their medication bottles, including supplements and vitamins, to every visit. “It’s vital to More…

Boone County Health Center Named Top 100 in the Nation

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center today announced it is a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. This honor is given by The Chartis Center for Rural Health based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®. “Boone County Health Center is honored with several awards for excellence each year, however, this More…

Dr. Carissa Mangus

Dr. Mangus to Join Health Center in 2022

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center is excited to announce Dr. Carissa Mangus will join the Health Center in July of 2022. Dr. Mangus is the daughter of recently-retired Boone County Health Center Physician Assistant Jacquie Brugman. “We are privileged to welcome Dr Mangus to our medical team as we continue providing More…

Health Center Gives Self-Care Packages to Good Samaritan Staff

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center delivered self-care packages to staff at Good Samaritan Society – Wolf Memorial Nursing Home and Samaritan Estates Assisted Living this week as a way to say thank you for the care staff provided for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The self-care packages contained a bottle of More…

Experienced Physical Therapist Joins Health Center

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center is pleased to welcome Lynn Pelster, Physical Therapist to their expanding Physical Therapy (PT) Department. “With the ever-growing need for PT services at BCHC, our department is lucky to add such an experienced therapist,” said Director of Physical Therapy Allison Rankin. Lynn earned her Master’s Degree More…

New Vaccine Registration Website

By: Boone County

As part of an ongoing effort to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the State has launched an online portal where Nebraskans can register for coronavirus vaccinations at vaccinate.ne.gov or call 531-249-1873 or 833-998-2275 Anyone who registered with the Health Department will automatically transfer over to the State More…