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Health Center Safe Injection Champion

By: Jenni DeWitt

All across Nebraska, in facilities where shots or IV medicine is given, The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has been working to recruit and train injection safety champions.   These “Safe Injection Champions” make sure the best safety practices are used each and every time a shot More…

MRI Safety Zones

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC’s) new MRI unit is up and scanning. In accordance with the American College of Radiology, MRI Safety Zone signs have been hung in the hallways and entrances at BCHC. “Patient safety is our first priority. With stronger magnets come stronger restrictions to make sure all More…

Medication Disposal Moved to Health Center

By: Jenni DeWitt

Due to remodeling at the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, the medication disposal box that has been housed there since 2012 has now been permanently moved to Boone County Health Center (BCHC). Prescription medication should never be shared, thrown in the trash where others can find it, or flushed where it More…

Buckles Honors Family Members with Nursing Scholarship

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) is excited to announce Carol A. Buckles has made a donation to start the Babcock/Buckles Advanced Nursing Scholarship. Scholarship recipients must be current employees at Boone County Health Center Hospital and Medical Clinics or Good Samaritan Society – Wolf Memorial in Albion. Recipients must also More…

Think Big with Parkinson’s Disease

By: Jenni DeWitt

More than 15,000 Nebraskans are living with Parkinson’s disease, which is caused by a lack of chemical produced in the brain. Parkinson’s can make movements shaky, slow and tight and can also cause trouble with balance and walking. We do not know what causes Parkinson’s disease, and there is no More…

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…