The Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome Ben Stevens as Chief Financial Officer.
As CFO, Stevens will oversee the Finance Department, Information Technology, Plant Services, Health Information Management (HIM), and Purchasing. He most recently served as Business Manager for Surgical Services at UnityPoint Allen Hospital and brings expertise in financial reporting, data analytics […]Read More
Expanded Orthopedic Surgical Services
The Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to announce the availability of expanded orthopedic surgical services at the hospital in Independence. BCHC is partnering with Cedar Valley Medical Specialists orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Torrez, to provide patients with the opportunity to have their surgical procedures locally.
In 2010, BCHC opened a state-of-the-art surgical suite […]Read More
Residents say ‘Thanks’ for Valentines
Richard McGlaughlin would like to say Thank You for the Valentines he and other residents at the Buchanan County Health Center Long Term Care received from groups and individuals across Buchanan County. Thank you to all of the classrooms, Sunday Schools, community groups, businesses, […]Read More
Fast Track to Better Health Program
Deb Chudzinski, of Independence, is one of nine participants who recently completed the Fast Track to Better Health Program at the Buchanan County Health Center.
During the 6 to 10 week medically-based fitness program, Chudzinski lost weight and inches, and increased her strength. She was not alone. On average, participants in Fast Track to Better […]Read More
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at the BCHC marked American Heart Month in February
The Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at the Buchanan County Health Center marked American Heart Month in February and passed a milestone. In 2013, a total of 61 patients completed the program.
“We are busy!” said Deb Recker, RN BSN, Cardiac Rehab Nurse Manager. “It’s an effective and helpful program and I think that message […]Read More
Success with Restorative Therapy
When Bill McGraw arrived at the Buchanan County Health Center Long Term Care Unit, he was unable to walk; relying on a nursing aide and a wheelchair for mobility. Now, one year later, Bill is able to walk unassisted, allowing him to go, “wherever […]Read More
Hope in Bloom
Spring is coming! That means it’s time for Hope in Bloom; daffodil sales.
Sales will benefit the Buchanan County Relay For Life and American Cancer Society. Partnering for Hope In Bloom will be Buchanan County Health Center and Bland’s Flower Shop. All purchases are set for arrival in mid-March.
Three daffodil selections will be […]Read More
Blood Drive, February 18
Blood Drive: Tuesday, February 18th in Wellness Studio
The next BCHC Community Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Therapy & Wellness Center on the Buchanan County Health Center campus.
Challenging winter weather and an active cold and flu season have caused blood donation to be down […]Read More
Purses 4 Nurses Fundraiser, February 21st
The Buchanan County Health Center Relay for Life Team announces a Purses 4 Nurses Fundraiser.
This event will be held on Friday, February 21st, in Meeting Room A, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Some 150 unique handbags will be displayed. This is a “cash & carry” sale so you get to take home the […]Read More
Basic Water Rescue Course, February 8th
The Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Basic Water Rescue Course on Saturday, February 8th from 8 a.m. to noon. The Basic Water Rescue Course is required for all individuals who team water aerobics at BCHC.
The purpose of the class is to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize […]Read More