Boone County Hospital

History

1900...

Samuel Moore, a prominent Boone financer, purchases land to build a new home.  Instead, he decides to donate the land to build a hospital after learning from Dr. Deering, a railroad physician, that a railroad worker had died and could have been saved if there had been a hospital available in Boone County.  After building the hospital, Mr. Moore names it after his mother Eleanor; the new name is the Eleanor Moore Hospital.  Mr. Moore then invites Boone County residents to furnish rooms in the hospital.  The response is generous.

1903...

To instill a feeling of ownership by county residents, Mr. Moore forms a company and sells stock in the hospital. In the following years, he is able to pay stockholders in full.

1919...

The county votes to acquire the hospital from Mr. Moore, hence changing the name from the Eleanor Moore Hospital to the Eleanor Moore County Hospital.

1925...

A disastrous fire breaks out in the top story of the hospital, racing throughout, destroying most of the equipment. No casualties were reported. After the fire, the hospital is remodeled and renamed Boone County Hospital.

1940...

The County Board of Supervisors authorizes the sale of hospital bonds, allowing the remodeling of the old building and the construction of a new three-story addition, helping to accommodate changes in health care and population growth.

1953...

Boone County voters approve another bond issue for new hospital construction.

1966...

Another new addition is built.

1989...

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs are established.

2000...

Bonds are sold to meet the growing health care needs of the Boone community.  Boone County Hospital's newest addition responds to advancements in medical practices and technology.  Areas of new construction include:  the Emergency Department, Surgery, Speciality Clinic, the Family Birth Center, Special Care Unit and the main Atrium.   

2005...

Boone County Hospital becomes a critical access hospital by the federal government.  The hospital must decrease the number of beds to 25 to qualify for the special designation.  A remodeled third floor becomes a Skilled Care Unit.

2006...

The 1954 addition at the west end of the hospital is torn down leaving a partial building "stub."  The space created by the removal of the addition is used for much needed parking and green space.  Obstetrics/Gynecology and Orthopedic specialties are added to the services available at Boone County Hospital.

2007/2008...

Major remodeling of the west end of the hospital was completed.  New areas include a Meditation Room, a surgery office and the Rehabilitation Services on the main floor, Health Information Management, the Business Office, Information Technology and clinic spaces on the second and third floors, and a new Conference Room and Board Room on the 4th floor; .

2011...

An additional birthing suite was added to the Family Birth Center making a fourth room to accommodate the hospital's growing OB services.

2014...

Boone County Family Medicine in Ogden relocated to a brand new building in January.  The new location allows for more patient rooms, and a growing staff.

A new Wound and Hyperbaric Center opened on the third floor of the hospital in August.  The center offers two hyperbaric chambers which helps patients in the healing process.

Four orthopedic surgeons joined the Boone County Hospital Specialty Clinic.  All four surgeons have privileges at the hospital which means Boone County residents can have many of their procedures done in Boone rather than traveling to Des Moines.

2015...

A new Pain Clinic was added to Boone County Hospital.  Due to the growing number of patients in need of pain services, the clinic moved from Surgery to the third floor of the hospital allowing for more space and rooms for pain procedures.

Several nurse practitioners were added to the professional services staff already available at Boone County Hospital.

2016...

A second OB/GYN joined the growing Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic.

The Boone County Hospital After Hours Clinic open in the west end of the hospital.  The clinic is available for minor illnesses and indues.

The former UnityPoint building on Story Street officially becomes Boone County Family Medicine (BCFM) North and is operated by Boone County Hospital.

The After Hours Clinic relocates to BCFM North and is renamed to BCFM North Walk-in Clinic.

 

Boone County Hospital
1015 Union Street
Boone, IA, 50036
T: (515) 432-3140
F: (515) 433-8926
Email: lschmidt@bchmail.org
About Us
Boone County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that has been serving the healthcare needs of Boone County and the surrounding communities since the early 1900s. Our mission is to improve and enhance the health and well-being of those we serve.
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