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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…

More Health Care So You Need Less Sick Care

By: Jenni DeWitt

Across the country, there is a shift from focusing on sickness to health. Patients are used to going to the doctor when they are sick. The shift is in getting patients to the doctor for checkups so they don’t get sick in the first place. As Nurse Navigators at Boone More…

Feel Good About Your Legs with Our Full Vein Treatment

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) along with Heartland Radiology now offer full service vein treatment in Albion for spider veins and varicose veins. Spider veins are tiny purple, blue or red veins any place on the leg. Varicose veins are twisted, swollen veins that are sometimes raised up and often More…

Watch for New Medicare Cards

By: Jenni DeWitt

Medicare patients should watch their mail for new Medicare cards coming soon. Social Security Numbers (SSNs) will not be on the new cards. Instead, each Medicare patient has been given a new Medicare number that is unique to them. This number will be on the card. “Medicare will automatically send More…

New Training Could Save a Premature Baby’s Life

By: Jenni DeWitt

While many small town hospitals are no longer able to offer obstetrical (OB) care, Boone County Health Center (BCHC) is leading the state with training that can save the life of a premature baby. This is in part thanks to generous local citizens who donated to BCHC’s First Breath Priority More…

New Members Join Our Foundation Board

By: Jenni DeWitt

Four new members have joined our Boone County Health Center Foundation Board: Amber Becker of Albion, Thomas Boyer of Spalding, Dr. Andrew Brugman of Fullerton, and Jeffrey Gerhart of Newman Grove. “Our board members are key players in helping the Foundation carry out its mission to support BCHC,” said BCHC More…

First Ever Health Palooza!

By: Jenni DeWitt

A free pulled pork sandwich meal will be served at Boone County Health Center’s first ever Health Palooza this coming Thursday, June 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Albion park and the lot behind the clinic. The pork was donated by Niewohner’s and the processing will be donated More…

Games and Prizes for Health Palooza Unveiled

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) is gearing up for a huge Health Palooza on June 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. at Albion’s city park and the lot behind the medical clinic. “The Health Palooza is sure to be a great time for all ages,” said BCHC Public Relations Director More…

Clinic Open House Scheduled

By: Jenni DeWitt

The new Newman Grove Medical Clinic will host an open house on Monday, June 4th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic is located at 108 N 1st Street, right next door to the old clinic. A sack lunch will be provided while supplies last. “This has been a More…