Ever been to a farmers market? If not, check that off your list this summer! Farmers markets typically start in May and end in the fall. They help to bring producers and buyers together in a fun and casual environment. Here are just a few benefits of shopping at a farmers market.
Buy fresh, buy […]Read More
BCHC Approves Purchase in the Newest Advancement in Mammography – 3D
(Independence, IA)- On May 23rd, 2017 Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) Board approved the purchase and installation of a new 3D Mammogram machine. The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ will replace the current 2D mammography machine.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one […]Read More
Living Well with BCHC; Snack Attack
Snacks are foods eaten outside of a scheduled, structured meal setting. Snacking can be part of a healthy meal plan. However, many snack foods and beverages that give us the most calories are low in important nutrients.
According to a United States Department of Agriculture study, after-school snacks provide about one-third of children’s calories. Because […]Read More
Steve Slessor Announced as Interim CEO at Community Memorial Hospital
(Sumner, IA) – Following the announcement of Dustin Wright assuming the role of president and CEO at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown, effective May 15, Steve Slessor will serve as the interim CEO at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner for a six month contract while a full-time CEO is found.
Slessor will continue his current CEO […]Read More
Living Well with BCHC; Be Proactive About Your Bone Health
Osteoporosis is an age-related disorder of progressive bone loss. Often called a silent disease, the condition usually develops slowly over time with no symptoms or discomfort. Bones gradually become more porous and less able to support the body. Most people are not diagnosed with osteoporosis until they have already lost a significant amount of bone […]Read More
Tara McEnany Serves as Iowa Donor Network Board Member
(Independence, IA)- Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to announce that Tara McEnany, Chief Nursing Officer at BCHC, has been chosen to be part of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Donor Network.
The Iowa Donor Network (IDN) is the primary contact for organ, tissue and eye donation services for the state of […]Read More
Living Well with BCHC; Grow a Garden
Growing a garden has more benefits than just reaping the produce. Gardening can be great for your physical health, mental health, and the environment!
FRESH PRODUCE: The obvious reason one would plant a garden would be for the fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s hard to beat food that is fresh, tastes great, and is great […]Read More