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Boone County Health Center is a 5-Star Hospital

5-Star Hospital

By: Jenni DeWitt

Many people have heard of 5-star hotels. Now Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers a way to identify 5-star hospitals as well with a national, standardized, publicly reported survey. The survey is called the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). It asks patients who have been in More…

Christine Zentner

Pharmacist Added at Health Center

By: Jenni DeWitt

The Boone County Health Center Pharmacy is growing with the recent addition of Pharmacist Christine Zentner, PharmD to the staff. Zentner grew up in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska. She completed her prerequisites at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Medical More…

Albion Clinic Brings on Experienced VP

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center is pleased to announce Kristie Stricklin will be the new Vice President of Clinic Services, overseeing all five of our clinics. Stricklin has a Masters in Healthcare Administration and brings 17 years of health care management experience to Boone County Health Center. “Kristie’s solution-focused attitude and More…

Health Center Adds Another Urologist

By: Jenni DeWitt

Dr. Judson Davies from The Urology Center, PC out of Omaha is now seeing patients at the Boone County Health Center Specialty Clinic in Albion. “With an extra doctor now we can offer another Urology Clinic each month,” said Surgery & Specialty Clinic Receptionist Melissia Nissen. “Dr. Hill will see More…

Don’t Hang Up! Satellite Clinic Calls Roll Over

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center patients now have access to a receptionist Monday through Saturday during business hours, even when satellite clinics are closed. “We want it to be as easy as possible for patients to set up a visit or get their questions answered. So now, when our patients call More…

Kurtenbach Replaces Choat on Hospital Board

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center is excited to announce Tony Kurtenbach will be the new Board member replacing Jody Stodola-Choat upon completion of her term at the end of June. Stodola-Choat has been on the Hospital Board for 12 years. “It has been a privilege to serve on the Boone County More…

Health Center Has New Respiratory Therapist

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center is pleased to announce Courtney Schindler, RRT is the new Respiratory Therapist taking over for Jeff Hopkins. Schindler grew up in Petersburg and attended Southeast Community College in Lincoln where she earned a degree in Respiratory Care. Schindler has worked in the Respiratory Therapy Department at More…

Caring Kind and Department of the Year Announced at Health Center

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center is pleased to announce Gina Baker has received this year’s Caring Kind award. Each year Boone County Health Center recognizes one staff member who has gone above and beyond to be caring and kind to fellow staff and patients. To receive this award, a staff member More…

UNMC’s Simulation in Motion Nebraska Program Provide Free Training at Health Center

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) staff worked with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Simulation in Motion Nebraska program (SIM-NE) last week.   The free training was conducted in a 44-foot-long, customized truck that provides a mobile, real-life experience designed to enhance life-saving skills for those in rural areas. More…

Stroke Signs

By: Jenni DeWitt

We’ve all heard of a heart attack. The easiest way to understand a stroke is to think of it as a “brain attack.” A stroke happens when vital blood flow and oxygen are cut off in the brain. The signs of a stroke come on fast and can include numbness More…