The Buchanan County Emergency Management Services has released information regarding flood recovery and resources for Buchanan County residents effected by the flooding in late September of 2016. For all information and resources regarding flood recovery, please visit http://www.buchanancountyiowa.org/Flood2016.phpRead More
Flooding and Disease Prevention
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Buchanan County Public Health Department
Flooding and Disease
People are often concerned about disease during a flood and subsequent clean-up. Enteric disease, or diseases of the gut which cause vomiting and diarrhea, can be avoided by thoroughly washing hands with soap and running water before eating and at the end of the […]Read More
Give your Metabolism a Tune-up
What is metabolism?
Metabolism is the process of combining nutrients with oxygen to release the energy our body needs to function. Metabolism is typically measured in kilocalories, or calories. Total metabolic rate represents the calories needed for maintaining body functions, plus the energy cost of daily activity and added exercise.
What is resting metabolic rate […]Read More
Lexington Estate September Newsletter
Sunday, September 11th @ 1:30pm Join us for an afternoon of Gospel Music with Ron Semler as “Nearly Elvis”.
Football, recipes, Alzheimer’s care, and more in September’s newsletter!Read More
Emergent Encounters: Your Lifeline to Emergency Support from BCHC
As we head into fall our children are going back to school and joining fall sports such as football, cross country, volleyball, and cheerleading. Although fun and rewarding to participate in and watch, contact sports can increase the incidence of sport injuries and concussions.
Although just a common now as it was years ago, an […]Read More
Independence Schools Partner with BCHC to offer a Concussion Management Program
Attention Mustang Families! The Independence Community School District is partnering with Buchanan County Health Center to provide a concussion management program for students ages 10 and older. An athletic trainer from BCHC will measure your child’s reaction time and accuracy to determine if a concussion has happened in the past, and will provide pre-concussion baseline […]Read More
Prediabetes Educational Class to be held at BCHC on Sept 26th
On Monday, September 26th, Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Prediabetes education class, beginning at 4 p.m. in Meeting Room A at BCHC. Prediabetes education classes are held to help reduce the risk for the development of type 2 diabetes.
Prediabetes is when an individual’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not […]Read More
BCHC Wound Center Expands Hours & Welcomes New Provider
Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce expansion of the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine. Beginning September 19th, the Wound Center will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00am-4:30pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am-12:00pm.
Along with the expansion of service hours, Michelle Wenzel, ARNP will join the team of […]Read More
BCHC Fundraising Committee to hold Walk to End Alzheimer’s Vendor Fair
(Independence, IA)- The Fundraising Committee of Buchanan County Health Center will hold a Walk to End Alzheimer’s Vendor Fair on Wednesday, August 24th from 3-5pm in Meeting Room A & B at BCHC. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the BCHC Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team. Participating vendors include:
The Pampered Chef, Anne McMillan […]Read More
Donlea Appointed to BCHC Board of Trustees:
Two Trustees to be added to the November ballot
The Buchanan County Health Center Board of Trustees recently appointed Denny Donlea of Winthrop to fulfill a vacant seat on the BCHC Board of Trustees. A lifelong resident of Winthrop, Donlea has played an active role within the community of Winthrop and beyond as a business […]Read More
Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack
Sleep apnea is a common problem in today’s world. This sleep disorder increases a persons’ risk of having a heart attack or dying by 30% over a period of 4-5 years, according to a new study. The more severe the sleep apnea, the greater the risk of developing heart disease or dying. Obesity is a […]Read More
BCHC Welcomes Liz Hoy, ARNP to Orthopedic Clinics
Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the expansion of orthopedic services by welcoming Liz Hoy, ARNP to Cedar Valley Orthopedics regular clinic hours.
Accredited by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program, Liz Hoy, ARNP has been practicing since 2015 with Cedar Valley Orthopedics. Liz Hoy will assist Dr. Benjamin Torrez during […]Read More
BCHC Appoints Urgent Care Manager & Medical Director
Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Van Scoyoc as its Urgent Care Manager. An employee of BCHC for the past nine years, Amy also serves as the Specialty Clinic Manager.
“Amy has proven herself time and time again as a great leader for our organization. Amy also coordinates our […]Read More
Orthopedic Services at BCHC to Expand July 1st
Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the expansion of orthopedic services and clinic hours. Beginning July 1st, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Torrez, DO, MPH, will increase regular clinic hours by adding every third Thursday afternoon to his current clinic rotation.
Orthopedic services at BCHC can assist patients with a variety of orthopedic needs, […]Read More
BCHC Urgent Care to Open July 12th
Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the opening of an on-campus Urgent Care clinic to better accommodate the health care needs of the residents of Buchanan County and surrounding communities. After months of planning, BCHC Urgent Care is set to open to the public on Tuesday, July 12th.
An affordable alternative for non-life-threatening, […]Read More
BCHC Auxiliary Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to Local Students
Each year, the Buchanan County Health Center Auxiliary awards scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating seniors of East Buchanan, Independence, and Jesup High Schools through local chapters of Dollars for Scholars, along with nontraditional students and those continuing their education in a human health care related field, residing or working in Buchanan County.
BCHC Welcomes New Department Managers
Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to introduce Steve Yarnall as the Nutrition Services Manager. Steve comes to BCHC with over twenty years of experience in nutrition services.
“BCHC is excited to welcome Steve. He comes to the organization with a great amount of experience in the retail and nursing home nutrition services arena, which […]Read More
Advanced Directives: Your Right to Medical Treatment
Buchanan County Health Center and Lexington Estate respects the right of patients and residents to make decisions regarding their own health care, including the right to accept or reject certain recommended care. BCHC will recognize and honor a person’s right under Iowa Law to execute a Living Will and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare.
Welcome Amy Holle as Independent Living Manager
Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Holle as Oak View Independent Living Manager. Oak View Independent Living for Active Seniors, located on the campus of BCHC, features three floor-plans to fit the unique needs of individuals and couples over the ages of 60, seeking an independent and active community […]Read More
Savor the Flavor
March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.”
Adopting a healthy lifestyle and eating right can promote your overall health and reduce your risk of certain chronic diseases. Plus, by staying active and choosing the right types of foods, you are investing in a higher quality […]Read More
Spring into Shape
Springtime has finally arrived and it’s time to start enjoying it. Get outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, and burn some calories doing it! Outdoor activities can be fun and beneficial to your fitness. They are also a great reprieve for those who suffered from cabin fever all winter.
The following lists calories burned per […]Read More
Why Do I Feel Dizzy?
Have you ever been awoken by the sensation that the room is spinning? Does lying down in bed, turning over in bed or leaning forward to pick an item off the floor cause a sensation like you have had too many to drink?
If you answer “yes” to these situations, it is possible that you […]Read More
Ready. Set. Stretch.
You feel you have the perfect workout routine: You head to the gym. You spend half your time on the treadmill and the other half lifting weights. You go home. Perfect?
Most of us are aware of the importance of incorporating both cardiovascular and strength activities into our workouts. However, flexibility training is often neglected, […]Read More
Is Your Home Working for You?
The home we have lived in for years may be the same; however, the person is not. Being able to remain at home with greater safety and independence is a key priority for aging individuals and their families. Simple home modifications and use of adapted equipment can assist in fall prevention.
Millions of older people […]Read More
It’s Where I Carry My Stress
“It’s where I carry my stress.” This is a very common phrase you have likely heard or have even said yourself. Many people deal with upper neck, shoulder discomfort and headaches on a daily basis. They often feel that nothing can be done about the tightness and discomfort in the upper shoulder area, back of […]Read More
Sit & Get Fit
You don’t have to be an elite runner or a body builder to start on the road to better health. Basic moves can help tone your body and get you on track to a leaner, firmer body. You can even get a workout seated in a chair! Here are a few stretches and simple exercises […]Read More