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News Library - 2019 Archive

Electronic Prescriptions Take Affect January 1, 2020

Beginning January 1, 2020, all prescriptions, including controlled substances, will be electronically prescribed by prescribers and electronically received by pharmacies. Electronic prescribing is the transmission of a prescription to a pharmacy via a secure electronic portal. This bill was passed by the Iowa House and Senate and signed into law...
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Safety for Mothers Comes First at BCH

Ensuring a safe delivery for every patient is the top priority for all the providers and staff at the Boone County Hospital (BCH) Family Birth Center. Recently, national and local news outlets have shared stories about the alarming rates of maternal mortality in the United States. The Centers for Disease...
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Long-time Board of Trustees Member Steps Down

Thank you to Keith Kudej for his 25 years of service to the Boone County Hospital (BCH) Board of Trustees. As a Board member, he has played a vital role in the success of the hospital through the years. At Thursday's monthly Board meeting, Keith was honored and thanked for...
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BCH Welcomes New Board of Trustees Member

Emily McCarty is a new member of the Boone County Hospital (BCH) Board of Trustees. She replaces Keith Kudej who stepped down after 25 years of service to the BCH Board. A big thank you to Keith for his many years of service! Emily is a life-long resident of Madrid...
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Diabetes and Non-Healing Wounds

Never underestimate a wound, even a minor one. A simple callus on your foot can be the tip of the iceberg that leads to a non-healing wound if you have diabetes. “So many things are going on under the wound such as abnormal pressure from bones, impaired circulation, and nerve...
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BCH Auxiliary Donates to EAP

The Boone County Hospital (BCH) Auxiliary recently made a $2,000 donation to the BCH Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The program raises funds to assist hospital or clinic employees who are experiencing temporary financial difficulties due to the loss of a spouses job, illness, injury or other life issues that can...
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