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PFAC Makes an Impact

By: Jenni DeWitt

In April of 2017, Boone County Health Center (BCHC) began a revolutionary new group called the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) that models partnership between Boone County Health Center staff, patients and family caregivers. Local citizens applied to be part of this group and were chosen from many age More…

I’d Like It Done in Albion

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center recently removed a ten-year-old, 45-ton magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) system to make room for a new, state-of-the-art Hitachi Echelon Oval™ 1.5T MRI system. The Echelon Oval™ is the only one of its kind in Nebraska. It has the widest opening and table compared to any MRI More…

Babb Now Nurse Navigator

By: Jenni DeWitt

Licensed Practical Nurse Shelly Babb has become Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC’s) newest Nurse Navigator. “Nurse Navigators were put into place to really spend time talking with patients and getting to know them on a deeper level,” said Babb. “Our goal is to help patients stay healthy enough they don’t More…

New Grief Support Group at Health Center

By: Jenni DeWitt

A new Grief Support Group will start meeting on Wednesday, March 20 at Boone County Health Center. This free group will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Boone County Health Center Conference Room the third Wednesday of each month. The group is free, and a light snack, water, More…

Call Ahead to Save Time

By: Jenni DeWitt

A new plan at Boone County Health Center (BCHC) helps patients who need to see the “shot nurse” get in and out of the clinic faster. “Things are changing quickly at the clinic as we move toward being a certified Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH),” said Clinic Supervisor Lacy Bottorf. More…

Health Center Now Offers Vest Therapy

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC’s) Respiratory Therapy Services has added vest therapy to its range of procedures. With vest therapy, the patient wears an inflatable vest that is attached to a machine called a pulsating therapy unit (PTU). The vest vibrates at a high frequency, which applies rapid but gentle More…

Human Trafficking Event Postponed Again

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) is once again forced to postpone the Human Sex Trafficking talk scheduled for March 6th. “Last Friday afternoon, our speaker was told she would be testifying for the Attorney General on March 6th on a committee hearing. When you have an expert speaker of this More…

New MRI Arrives

By: Jenni DeWitt

Despite blustery weather, the new Hitachi Echelon Oval™ 1.5T magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) system arrived on two semi-trucks at Boone County Health Center this past weekend.     This Echelon Oval is the only one of its kind in Nebraska and offers the industry’s widest opening and patient table. This More…

Caravan Health and Boone County Health Center Team up for Better Care

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center and Caravan Health today announced a new collaboration to strengthen health care for the Boone County Health Center community. In this new arrangement, area health providers will form a Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) with the goals of providing coordinated, high quality health care and achieving More…

Taking Strides to a Healthier Heart

By: Jenni DeWitt

Around Valentine’s Day, images of hearts are everywhere, so it only seems appropriate to consider heart health.  February is American Heart Month and a great time to start thinking about an exercise program to keep your heart healthy. At the Boone County Health Center (BCHC) we offer the Healthy Strides More…