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When BCH Doors are Locked

Please note, the main door to Boone County Hospital locks at 5 p.m. each day, and the west and Physical Therapy entrances lock at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The doors are also locked on the weekends. After that time or on the weekends, please enter through the Emergency entrance.
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New Trees Donated to BCFM South

Iowa businesses and residents lost hundreds of trees due to two derecho-level storms sweeping across the state in two years. Boone County Family Medicine Clinic South sits in an open space where the wind took down many trees. The physicians banded together and wanted to replace the trees. Dr. Logan...
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BCH Hires New CEO

Boone County Hospital (BCH) is happy to announce the hiring of Mikaela Kienitz, RN, MSN, FACHE, as the new CEO of the Hospital. Mikaela will begin her new duties on January 2, 2023. Mikaela will be replacing long-time CEO Joe Smith. Joe has been with BCH for 30-years. Joe’s retirement...
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Dr. Napier Interim Physician

William Napier, M.D., will be our Interim Doctor for Boone County Family Medicine North. Dr. Napier will be caring for patients of Dr. Mehlhaus who have not yet re-established and helping with other North Clinic acute patients as well. Dr. Mehlhaus will be working in our ED full-time. Dr. Napier...
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Leadership Recognition

Congratulations to Sara Moreno (below right), BCH Controller, and Steph Bower (right), BCH Human Resources Director, pictured with Brian Dieter, IHA Board of Officers and Trustees Chair, and CEO of Mary Greeley Medical Center, for being recognized at the Annual IHA Conference in October. They were recognized for both completing...
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BCH Auxiliary Recognized

In the fall of every year, the Boone County Hospital (BCH) Auxiliary holds their Annual Auxiliary Recognition Banquet in October to recognize our many volunteers. Over the past year, the Auxiliary has given to BCH: $10,000 to department requests, 2 - $1,000 scholarships, $2500 to Employee Assistance Program, artwork for...
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Mask Requirement Updated

The CDC has released new guidelines for protecting patients and staff from the ongoing transmission of the COVID19 infection. They recommend a more relaxed set of precautions, UNLESS the transmission rate in the community reaches the HIGH (red) level. The Covid transmission rate for Boone County will be published weekly,...
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It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

Each year, flu season is unpredictable and severe. The past several years we have seen mild flu seasons. Other flu seasons, such as when the H1N1 and H2N3 strains appeared, we saw healthy individuals, those with underlying health conditions, the young and old become sick, hospitalized, and even die. This...
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Boone County Public Health Urges Everyone to Get a COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster

The virus that causes COVID-19 changes over time. Keep your protection up to date by getting an updated COVID-19 vaccine booster. The updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters include components of the original virus strain and the Omicron variant. This is called a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine. The updated vaccine boosters are designed...
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