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Husk the Habit: Break the Addiction & Be Smoke-Free!

By: Boone County

Did you know the number of former smokers in the United States has been higher than the number of current smokers since 2002? Are you ready to join the group of former smokers? Quitting can be intimidating, but with free resources like the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline, it can be so More…

New Physical Therapy Assistant at Health Center

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) has added Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Katie Alder to the Physical Therapy (PT) team. Alder grew up near Newman Grove and earned her Associated Degree of Applied Science in PTA from Northeast Community College in August of 2007. She lives in St. Edward with her More…

Notice of Scholarship

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) Foundation annually offers the Marilyn Nissen Nursing Scholarship to assist students who are pursuing a degree in nursing. Marilyn Nissen, R.N. was a long-time oncology nurse at BCHC. She performed an amazing service and many patients are alive and well because of her expertise. Marilyn More…

Don’t Tough It Out

By: Boone County

Nebraskans are tough. We work hard and power through problems. These are great traits and ones I hope to instill in my own kids. However, when it comes to health, toughing it out isn’t always the best choice. The earlier we catch an illness, the better we can treat it. More…

Thank You to The “Dam” Spalding Run

By: Boone County

The “Dam” Spalding Run made a generous donation to the Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC’s) CancerCare Program. The money will be used to offer gas cards to patients battling cancer. “Our patients are always so grateful for the gas cards and often comment on how special it makes them feel More…

2018-2019 Priority Project Is “3D – a Clearer View”

By: Boone County

A 3D movie is fun, but a 3D mammogram, which is an x-ray of the breast, could be lifesaving. New research shows 43% of women have dense breasts and are six times more likely to get breast cancer. A 2D mammogram only offers doctors a top and side view. For the More…

Gayla Oakley Selected to Be Online Content Resource Editor

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) Director of Cardiology Services and Prevention Gayla Oakley, RN, CCRP, MAACVPR was elected to the  American Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) executive  Board of Directors and selected to become the editor of News & Views. News & Views is AACVPR’s online content resource for More…

Self Defense Class to Be Offered

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) has partnered with Boone Central Schools to offer a Women’s Self Defense Class on Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Boone Central Commons Area. This class will improve confidence and motivation by teaching practical, easily remembered self-defense techniques and street More…

Shaken Baby Speaker at Health Center

By: Boone County

Up to 3,000 children in the U.S. suffer from Shaken Baby Syndrome each year. Of those, one fourth die and 80 percent of survivors suffer from some form of permanent damage such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, learning or behavior problems, seizures or paralysis. Shaken Baby Syndrome More…

Tanya Sharp Named CEO to Know!

By: Boone County

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) President and CEO Tanya Sharp has once again been named Becker’s Healthcare’s CEO to Know. Sharp is one of just two Nebraska CEOs to receive such an honor. “The men and women included on this list lead organizations which are regularly recognized for patient safety More…