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New Mental Health Practitioner at BCHC

By: Aprill Murphy

August 9, 2021: Boone County Health Center hires Teal Anderson, Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) to join the mental health team. Anderson received her Bachelor of Human Services Counseling degree from Wayne State College and then went on to receive her Masters of Clinical Counseling at Bellevue University. Anderson’s More…

New Anesthetist Joins Health Center

By: Aprill Murphy

August 25, 2021: Boone County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to have Owen Neesen, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) join the Anesthesia team. Neesen will be working in the operating and emergency rooms as well as assisting with births and variety of pain management procedures. Neesen grew up in David More…

BCHC Offers EMDR Therapy

By: Aprill Murphy

December 13, 2021: Boone County Health Center Mental Health Therapist, Teal Anderson, PLMHP now offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to allow the brain’s network to reprocess distressing experiences and heal. EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method More…

Mental Health Resources to Area 5-8 Grade Students

By: Aprill Murphy

November 10, 2021: Boone County Health Center (BCHC) recently distributed mental health resources through the schools for students, parents and teachers in Boone and Nance counties. BCHC received the Community Impact grant from Columbus Area United Way (CAUW) Endowment to implement a program that educates individuals of mental health concerns, More…

Health Center Receives Champion Designation

By: Aprill Murphy

November 3, 2021: Boone County Health Center (BCHC) in Albion was recently recognized as an Abusive Head Trauma / Shaken Baby Prevention Education Champion. To become an AHT/SBS Prevention Hospital Champion, the hospital signs a pledge, creates or updates an AHT/SBS policy, provides yearly education to hospital personnel, educates parents More…

Criss Joins Social Work

By: Kara Frey

September 22, 2021: Earlier this month, Karlie Criss, Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP), joined the Social Work department at Boone County Health Center. Criss received her undergraduate degree at UNL studying Speech Pathology, and in 2017 graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree from UNO. “After working with More…

Vitamin D: Do you have enough?

By: Kara Frey

By: Erin McKown DScPAS, PA-C Many people have been wondering, “What is all this hype about Vitamin D?”  This vitamin has received more press lately as researchers correlate its link in the COVID-19 pandemic and have highlighting the role of Vitamin D in multiple systems.  This is a new-found role More…

Babcock Buckles Scholarship

By: Kara Frey

October 11, 2021: Paige Schilousky, RN has recently been awarded the third annual Babcock/Buckles Advanced Nursing Scholarship. Schilousky is currently a Registered Nurse at Boone County Medical Clinic and also employed as needed as a charge nurse at Good Samaritan Society-Wolf Home in Albion. She has been accepted to Clarkson More…

Ag Respiratory Hazards and Protection Workshop

By: Kara Frey

August 2, 2021: Ag Health and Safety Alliance Founder, Carolyn Sheridan, RN, BSN, will be the guest speaker for the Agriculture Respiratory Hazards and Protection Workshop at the Boone County fairgrounds Casey’s building on August 12th. Gayla Oakley, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Director at Boone County Health Center, recently connected More…

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…