“You could not ever ask for better care and treatment”

February 21, 2011

By Clarissa Woolery

Clarissa, of Marshall, shared her story via the Boonestories.com online submission form. Click here to share your story.

I have been a patient at Boone Hospital twice. I want to let everyone know that you could not ever ask for better care and treatment.

My first surgery was in March of 2000. It was for Familial Polyposis. The surgeon I had was great and did a wonderful job and all of them involoved made sure that my family and I understood everything going on.

My second surgery was in August of 2009 for my back. The surgeon and all involved was wonderful with that one also.

The nursing staff and all other areas as well were wonderful. Thanks for a great job and keep up the good work.

Thanks all involved and to the community for helping make the hospital what it is.

“Everything they do is geared toward your success at weight loss”

February 19, 2011

Weight loss surgery patient Randy Guthrie, of Quincy, Ill., checks in via YouTube. He describes the process he went through leading up to his surgery. Learn more about Boone Weight Loss Surgery.

Thanks for these wonderful videos, Randy! Keep them coming!

Weight loss patient — “It was just unbelievable”

February 15, 2011

One of our weight loss surgery patients has created a short video testimonial about how this surgery is changing his life.

He has lost 70 pounds so far!

If you are struggling with obesity, click here to learn about how our services can help you!

February motivational moment — focus on fruits and vegetables

February 7, 2011

By Kristy Lang

Each month, Boone Hospital Center Registered Dietitian Kristy Lang shares tips and goals for healthy eating.

Kristy Lang, registered dietitian

With all of mid-Missouri still digging out from the snow it seems as if February snuck in without anyone noticing, but we’re still moving forward with our 2011 resolutions.

This month’s resolution focuses on a saying we all know by heart, “eat more fruits and vegetables!”

If these powerful food choices start filling up more of our plate the calories go down as do our waistlines. So if you’re working on changing into healthier habits right along with Wellaware this year, here’s your goal for February: Eat at least one serving of a fruit or vegetable with every meal.

Mid-winter might seem like a crazy time to start such a goal with less produce being in season, but if you can get in sync now the warmer months will be breeze.

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Through risky pregnancies, mother delivers beautiful children at Boone

January 3, 2011

The following story was submitted by Vanessa Burns of Boonville. Click here to share your story.

After having a terrible first pregnancy and a daughter born stillborn at another hospital, I switched to Dr. David Moreton and Boone Hospital.

They were able diagnose my blood clotting factor and saved both myself and my third child.

Then, when a surprise pregnancy happened again in 2008, Dr. Moreton and the staff at Boone got me through that pregnancy as well.

As terribly risky and hard as those pregnancy were, they ended with beautiful, amazing children.

I also have to say the nurses that took care of me for weeks at a time in the hospital were wonderful and everyone working the NICU are amazing and not only took wonderful care of my babies, but helped us as a family learn to take care of our premature babies.

I love Boone Hospital and tell everyone I know!

“They implement the best care possible”

December 28, 2010

The following Boone story was submitted by Janet Mullanix. Click here to share your story.

I am Janet Mullanix. I have had two boys. Both were delivered at Boone Hospital by Dr. Trammell. My oldest, Jackson, by c-section, and my youngest naturally just 11 months ago.

Both times I received the best care possible. My recovery from the c section was so quick. And with the natural delivery the recovery was a little slower, but the nurses were so helpful and were able to teach me a few things to help out with my recovery.

I definitely love to refer patients to Boone Hospital. They implement the best care possible.

Flu shot clinic at Columbia’s Daniel Boone Regional Library

November 1, 2010

Boone Hospital Center’s WELLAWARE service is hosting a public flu vaccine clinic at the Daniel Boone Regional Library from 4 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Vaccinations are available to people aged 18 and older. The shot costs $25.

No registration is required and the shots are available first-come first-served.

Attendees can pay with cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Medicare Card.

New technology improving breast cancer detection

October 15, 2010

The following article is by Boone Hospital Center Radiologist Terry Elwing, MD.

Breast cancer affects all of us.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime during her life.  We cannot prevent it and the cause remains unknown.

Dr. Terry Elwing

Dr. Terry Elwing

However, through screening we can find cancers early, when they are curable.

Mammography remains the test of choice for breast cancer screening.  It is cost effective, low risk, widely available and has a low false negative rate.  False positive exams do require additional evaluation, which is usually limited to additional views and ultrasound, but might require a biopsy.

Dedicated breast imaging began in the late 1960’s, and screening mammography was first recommended in the late 1970’s.  Many advances in screening have occurred over the past forty years with some of the most exciting occurring in the last ten years.  The American Cancer Society and American College of Radiology recommend screening for all women with mammography to begin at age 40 and continue yearly.

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Y107’s Whitney on the Boone Family Birthplace

October 12, 2010


Whitney from Y107 is the mother of a Boone Baby, nine-month-old Addison.

She recently took the time to talk about the Boone Family Birthplace and the brand new Labor and Delivery Unit, which opened this summer.

Click on the play button below to hear what she has to say:

If you haven’t seen our new birthplace yet, click here for a 360-degree photo tour and see what Whitney is talking about.

Cosmo from Y107 praises the Boone Family Birthplace

October 4, 2010

Cosmo from Y107's Cosmo and JC in the Morning.

While you know him as the morning DJ from Y107’s Cosmo and JC show, Cosmo is also the proud father of two Boone Babies.

He recently talked about his children and Boone Hospital Center’s brand new Labor and Delivery Unit.

The new Labor and Delivery Unit opened this summer and Cosmo was on hand to help us celebrate the grand opening.

He said he was very impressed by the new accommodations which have been added since his two children were born at Boone Hospital.

Click on the play button below to hear what he has to say:

To understand what Cosmo is talking about, click here for a 360-degree photo tour and see why the Boone Family Birthplace is mid-Missouri’s outstanding facility for bringing your child into the world.


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