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Updated Visitor Restrictions

INPATIENT UNITS (Med/Surg/Peds and Family Birth Center) Visiting hours will be limited from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. One visitor at a time will be allowed. This includes the support person for the laboring patient until after the birth of the baby. Two parents/legal guardians are allowed for patients under...
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June is Wound Healing Awareness Month

As Americans continue efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Boone County Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center (W&HC) staff remains on the front lines, preventing unnecessary amputations and further complications from non-healing wounds. June is Wound Healing Awareness Month; a time to recognize the efforts of our superhero wound...
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Restrictions for Visitors

Currently, NO visitors are allowed at Boone County Hospital. If you have a clinic or outpatient visit, for your safety and the safety of your family, do not bring anyone to your appointment with you unless you meet one of the following exceptions. Exceptions to this restriction: Only one adult...
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Guidelines for Surgeries and Procedures

As of May 4, 2020, outpatient surgeries, appointments and procedures have resumed at 50% volumes as long as the following criteria is met: An adequate supply of PPEs (personal protective equipment) is on hand for staff. The patient has a COVID test done within 48 hours of surgery and the...
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Guidelines While at Boone County Hospital

Please follow these guidelines while in Boone County Hospital. Caregivers are NOT permitted to accompany patients during outpatient testing/procedures/treatments. The only exceptions are for minors and patients who are unable to communicate or make decisions. After the outpatient service is complete, hospital staff will arrange for you to be escorted...
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The Pain Clinic has Reopened

The Pain Clinic at Boone County Hospital has reopened! Initially, the hours will vary and only patients that need injections will be seen. All other visits will be Telehealth visits. If you have questions, please call (515) 433-8760 and leave a message, so someone can get back to you.
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Wound and Hyperbaric Center Update Regarding COVID-19

We continue to treat both existing and new patients. Patients do not need a referral to come to the Wound Center, you can call us directly. At any given time, almost seven million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Some are associated with complications from diabetes and other related vascular...
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Update on Mask Initiative

Due to the overwhelming need for homemade masks for our patients coming to outpatient appointments at the Hospital and Clinics, we need more time for our volunteers to sew masks and therefore, we are unable to begin the process of distributing masks until further notice. The good news is we...
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Face Masks Available for BCH Patients

If you have your own mask, you are allowed to wear it to your appointment at the hospital or clinics. However, if you do not have your own mask, a mask will be available for you to wear at your appointment. Beginning Thursday, April 16th, homemade, resusable/washable masks will be...
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