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New Date for Human Trafficking Talk

By: Jenni DeWitt

On March 6th Boone County Health Center (BCHC) will host an opportunity to hear about human sex trafficking. “This event was originally scheduled for February 6th but had to be rescheduled due to bad weather in Omaha where the speaker is coming from,” said BCHC Foundation Director Aprill Murphy. “This More…

Gala Announcement

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) announces their gala entitled “Detection, Better to See….Let’s go for 3D.”  The gala will be held Friday, April 12th at 6 p.m. at the Cardinal Inn & Event Center in Albion. Proceeds for this year’s gala will support BCHC’s priority project 3D – A Clearer More…

Yearly Health Exams Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore

By: Jenni DeWitt

Healthy people don’t often think about going to the doctor, but the truth is yearly health exam aren’t just for kids anymore. Research shows that a visit to your Primary Care Provider (PCP) each year can keep you healthier in the long term and even save you money. When you More…

Hospital Board Earns Special Certification

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC’s) Board of Trustees members Kim Beierman, Don Casper, Jody Choat, Paul Groeteke and Ken Schmitz have achieved the status of Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) Certified Hospital Trustee by completing the requirements of the NHA Research and Educational Foundation’s Hospital Trustee Community Accountability Education Certification Program. More…

Human Sex Trafficking Talk for Public

By: Jenni DeWitt

UPDATE: This event has been postponed, because our speaker could not make it due to heavy snow in her area. *************************************************** Boone County Health Center (BCHC) will host an opportunity to hear about human sex trafficking. This event is free and open to all people and will take place at More…

Koenig Family Memorializes Parents

By: Jenni DeWitt

The children of Edward “E.J.” and Dorothy “Dott” Koenig have made a donation to Boone County Health Center (BCHC) in loving memory of their parents. E.J. grew up on a farm east of Petersburg until 1944. Then, at the age of 12, he moved to the family farm west of More…

Dinosaur Sized MRI to Be Removed from Health Center

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC’s) old Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit is not as old as a dinosaur, but at 45 tons it certainly weighs as much as one. BCHC has begun the process of disassembling the old unit to make way for a new MRI unit that will more More…

Health Center Receives Aksarben Grant

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) recently received the Aksarben Friends Community Grant from the Aksarben Foundation. This grant will help fund BCHC’s 2018-2019 Priority Project “3D – A Clearer View” to upgrade from 2D to 3D mammography. BCHC is the only mammography site in Boone County and the surrounding area. More…

Older Adult Health Problem Becomes Problem for Youth

By: Jenni DeWitt

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) was once a health problem faced by older adults and people in the hospital, but now it has become a concern for the young as well. C. diff is a bacterial infection that causes swelling of the large bowel. It can lead to watery diarrhea, fever, More…

No-Shave November Fuels Talks About Cancer

By: Jenni DeWitt

In honor of “No-Shave November” some male staff at Boone County Health Center (BCHC) set down their razors and skipped haircuts for an entire month. No-Shave November started as an online non-profit with a goal of embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, in order to get people talking about More…