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BCH Receives Quality Award

Boone County Hospital (BCH) recently received an award for demonstrating continuous quality excellence and innovation, and proved its commitment to offering the highest quality care to its patients and the communities they serve. There are only eight hospitals in the entire United States that received this award. The National Rural...
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CCHD Screening

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a problem in the structure of the heart or its main blood vessels, and is most common with a birth defect. Some forms of CHD are serious and can cause the baby to become sick soon after birth. In September 2011, the U.S. Health and...
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Brown Award Given in Honor of Tracy

Tracy Koenig, Patient Registration Director, who passed away in December, was honored with the Brown Award. Tracy was nominated by one or more of her peers for being an exceptional employee. Ten employees were nominated for the award; Tracy was picked out of those 10 and was chosen before her...
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Employees Recognized at Dinner

Boone County Hospital (BCH) held their Annual Employee Recognition Dinner at the Boone County Fairgrounds on January 12th. Employees with milestone anniversaries in increments of five years were recognized for their dedication and service, as well as the Brown Award and Wow! Award winners. Honorees were: 5 years: Karlene Millang,...
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National Wear Red Day is February 1st

Participate in National Wear Red Day. February 1st is National Wear Red Day, a day when Americans nationwide will take women’s health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness. National Wear Red Day is an annual event held on the first Friday in...
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Influenza Guidelines Q&A

To protect our high-risk patients from the flu (elderly, infants, children and pregnant women), in conjunction with Des Moines hospitals (Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran, Blank Children’s and Methodist West and Mercy) have implemented enhanced visitor guidelines this flu season. What are our new visitor guidelines? Our new guidelines, which are...
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Festival Trees Thank You

Thank you to everyone that decorated a tree, wreath or an item for the Boone County Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual Festival of Trees. The silent auction brought in over $3,000 which will be utilized for various projects and needed items for the hospital. Also, thank you to the employees and visitors...
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OB Certification

Congratulations to seven nurses from the Family Birth Center for receiving National Certification Corporation (NCC) certification as an inpatient obstetric nurse (INP). The credential is earned by meeting educational and/or practice requirements and taking a rigorous examination that covers the specified specialty areas. Sarah Droste, Autumn Grossnickle, Shannon Hill, Katie...
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Tracy Koenig Memorial

Long-time Boone County Hospital employee Tracy Koenig passed away on December 21, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Tracy was born and raised in Boone. Since 2000, she worked at Boone County Hospital and was the director of Patient Registration. In addition, she volunteered at the Boone Free...
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