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Criss Joins Social Work

By: Kara Frey

BCHC Social Work Dept Adds Depth ALBION, Nebraska (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 More…

Vitamin D: Do you have enough?

By: Kara Frey

Vitamin D: Do you have enough? 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 More…

Babcock Buckles Scholarship

By: Kara Frey

ALBION, Nebraska (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 More…

Johnson New Lead for Health Center Foundation

By: Kara Frey

ALBION, Nebraska (August 4, 2021) – The Boone County Health Center Foundation is pleased to announce Andrea Johnson as the new director. Johnson knows firsthand the importance of quality healthcare. Previous a sonographer, she has nine years of a healthcare experience and received her undergraduate from UNO and her Bachelor More…

Ag Respiratory Hazards and Protection Workshop

By: Kara Frey

ALBION, Nebraska (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, 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…

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…