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Medication Safety is a Priority

While most studies focus only on medication errors in hospitals, the billions of medications prescribed annually at clinics and doctors' offices, filled at pharmacies and taken at home are also prone to error. Some mistakes are more serious than others, but all medication mistakes can be prevented. Boone County Hospital...
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Kathi Craven is 2014 Brown Award Winner

Nominations for the Eunice D. and Everett C. Brown Award for outstanding hospital employee were submitted to the Rewards and Recognition Committee prior to the end of December 2014. Employees were encouraged to nominate a deserving co-worker who participates in hospital activities in addition to his or her job, does...
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BCH Employees Make Christmas Brighter for Those in Need

Each year during the Christmas season, paper angels are hung in the Boone County Hospital (BCH) cafeteria/atrium with a description of an individual or family who is less fortunate, and items they want or are in need of such as clothes, toys, personal items, food, etc. Employees then have the...
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The Success of the Wound and Hyperbaric Center

In its first five months of being open, the Boone County Hospital (BCH) Wound and Hyperbaric Center (W&HC) has proven to be a needed service for BCH and the Boone community. According to the W&HC Director Lesa Maring, the staff are healing patients faster than average Healogic wound centers with...
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BCH Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Boone County Hospital employees with milestone anniversaries in 2014 were recognized for their years of service by CEO Joe Smith (pictured in all of the photos) at a special Milestone Recognition Event in December in the hospital Cafeteria/Atrium. All employees were treated to dessert and those individuals with milestone anniversaries...
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Two Hyperbaric Chambers Named

Congratulations to Joan Mattingly of Boone for winning the "Name the Chamber" contest. In the fall 2014 "To You Health" community newsletter, there was a request from the Boone County Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center (W&HC) staff for Boone County residents to submit names for their two new hyperbaric chambers...
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Keeping Boone County Safe from Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases

Boone County Hospital and Boone County Public Health are working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health in response to the West African illness called Ebola. Ebola can be scary, and with the recent media coverage of this disease, it is understandable there may be concerns that a case...
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Harvest Festival Photos 2014

To view photos from the recent Boone County Hospital Harvest Festival, click on
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