According to the American Nurses Association, there are over 3.1 million registered nurses and practical nurses within the United States. National Nurses Week, observed on May 6th through the 12th, serves as a time to show gratitude and appreciation to the largest occupation in healthcare. Buchanan County Health Center is proud to employee over 90 […]Read More
BCHC Welcomes Dr. Gwen Fang to OB/GYN Clinic
The Specialty Clinic at BCHC is pleased to welcome Dr. Gwendoline (Gwen) Fang to its OB/GYN service line. Dr. Fang visits BCHC from UnityPoint OB/GYN Clinic in Waterloo.
Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Fang attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica and fulfilled her residency at Medstar Franklin Square […]Read More
BCHC Occupational Therapy to offer Safe Driver Evaluation
April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Celebrating the services occupational therapy provides to the Buchanan County and surrounding areas, the Rehabilitation and Therapy Department is expanding its occupational therapy line by adding a safe driver evaluation program to its list of services.
During a driving evaluation and assessment, BCHC’s certified occupational therapist will assess an […]Read More
BCHC Designated Safe Zone for Domestic Violence Victims
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Buchanan County Health Center has joined efforts with Waypoint Services to create an access point for individuals needing support for domestic violence issues through Project Safe Zone. Project Safe Zone is designed to increase the […]Read More
BCHC Introduces Cardiac Nuclear Medicine
Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to now offer cardiac nuclear medicine, more commonly called ‘stress tests’ as an extended service of the Radiology and Cardiac Rehab Departments. A nuclear stress test measures blood flow to a patient’s heart during times of rest and stress, as a result of exertion or medication.
“After several months […]Read More
BCHC Blood Drive
The Buchanan County Health Center Community blood drive will take place on Tuesday, April 19th from 12:00-5:30pm at the Buchanan County Senior Center located at 400 5th Ave NE in Independence. The blood drive will be facilitated by Lifeserve Blood Center, the sole supplier of community based blood products to BCHC.
Currently, there is a […]Read More
BCHC Welcomes Saeko VonBehren, Director of Clinical Services
Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome Saeko VonBehren as the Director of Clinical Services. VonBehren comes to BCHC with over fifteen years of experience in the field of project management and process improvement within the industries of information technology, healthcare, insurance, aerospace, and manufacturing. Most recently employed as a project manager at the […]Read More
Greater Frequency of Exercise can Boost Heart Health
You are probably aware of the American Heart Association’s long standing recommendation to get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every week But rather than try to squeeze all those minutes into a couple of long workouts on the weekend, you should consider 4 to 5 workouts each week. Better yet, aim for 30 […]Read More
BCHC Building for You – Parking Notice
Beginning Tuesday, March 1st, the south parking lot of BCHC along 1st Street East will be closed until further notice, as construction will begin on the “Building for You” expansion and remodeling project. This 74,000 sq. ft. project will provide the communities of Buchanan County with extended health and wellness opportunities and services and continued […]Read More
BCHC to Embark Upon 74,000 Sq Ft Remodel and Expansion
On Tuesday, February 23rd, the Buchanan County Health Center Board of Trustees voted to begin a three-phase, 74,000 sq. ft. building project to the campus of BCHC, instilling BCHC’s commitment to providing the highest quality of health and wellness services to the communities of Buchanan County conveniently close to home, amidst growing healthcare needs.
This […]Read More
BCHC Welcomes CVMS Urologists to Specialty Clinic Rotation
The Specialty Clinic at BCHC is expanding its urology service line, beginning March 9th, by welcoming Drs. Mark Newton and Eric Askeland from Cedar Valley Urology in addition to urology providers from Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa
Specializing in urologic oncology, female urology, and general urology, Drs. Newton and Askeland joined Cedar Valley Urology in 2015. […]Read More
BCHC to host Prediabetes Education Class
On Wednesday, March 16th, Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Prediabetes Information and Support Group, beginning at 5 p.m. in Meeting Room A at BCHC.
Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetic.
Risk factors for prediabetes include:
Being overweight Are age […]Read More
Maintaining an Active Lifestyle with Arthritis
Arthritis is a medical condition far too many of us experience on a daily basis. It not only impacts our physical wellbeing but also our emotional and social wellbeing. The Center for Disease Control estimates 24% of Iowa’s population has been diagnosed with arthritis; while 51% of those 65 years and older are living with […]Read More
American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Since February is American Heart Month, this is an ideal time to reflect on how well you are taking care of your body and your heart. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are two of the major risk […]Read More
Auxiliary Donates $7,000 to BCHC Departments
On January 20th, the Buchanan County Health Center Auxiliary Board of Directors donated $7,000 to go towards BCHC departmental needs. This donation was made possible through several fundraisers and gift shop sales.
After reviewing grant requests, the Auxiliary Board designated $7,000 to the following departments and their requests: Lexington Estate, funding towards a wheelchair accessible […]Read More