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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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New Providers

Boone County Hospital is happy to announce that Malarie Bender, PA-C, is providing care in the Wound and Hyperbaric Center. She has replaced Melinda Altman, PA-C. Malarie received her Physician Assistant Degree from St. Ambrose University, Davenport. She may be familiar to you as she has worked in the Boone...
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New W&HC Program Director Hired

Kathryn Chapple is the new Area Program Director for Boone County Hospital (BCH) and Mary Greeley Medical Center’s (MGMC) Wound and Hyperbaric Center’s (W&HC). Kathryn has been with Restorix Health-AMT since March 2021. She worked as a Clinical Coordinator overseeing the clinical management and direct patient care of two wound...
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