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When Surgery Brings New Life

When you look at newborn Harper Hopkins, you may notice his adorable round cheeks and big beautiful eyes that follow you around the room. But you probably don’t know the journey his parents, Jake and Sara Hopkins of Jefferson City, took to get him here.

Gynecologic Oncologist Sara Crowder, MD Ranks In Top One Percent Worldwide
Gynecologic oncologist Sara Crowder, MD recently performed her 1,000th surgery using the da Vinci surgical system. For the past two years, Dr. Crowder has performed more of these types of surgeries than anyone else in Missouri and is in the top one percent worldwide. Boone Hospital Center acquired the da Vinci system, which offers 3D imaging and 360-degree movement of instruments, in 2011. It allows surgeries to be minimally invasive, leading to shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times.
Hospital Opens Three New Operating Rooms
Boone Hospital Center opened three new cardiovascular operating rooms, including a hybrid room equipped with an advanced medical imaging device that allows diagnostic imaging during complex surgical procedures. 
The Foundation C.A.R.E.s
Shirley Brown had been in pain for a year when she was recommended to visit orthopedic surgeon Benjamin Holt, MD. What started as a dull hip pain had progressed to at times excruciating pain. 
Losing Weight, Gaining Confidence

Christi Blauvelt says her sleeve gastrectomy was "not a magic trick – This is a change in life."

Hope & Encouragement
As 84-year-old Joan Camp laid in her hospital bed waiting to become the first patient in mid-Missouri to receive a CardioMEMS device, it wasn’t fear or anxiety she was feeling; it was hope and encouragement. 
May Employee of the Month loves Boone Hospital’s “family atmosphere”

When Tori Martin returned from a weeklong vacation in Jamaica, her co-workers on the Surgical Specialties unit congratulated her on the exciting news – she had gotten engaged a few days ago.

Our 2013 Employee of the Year
Coming to the hospital for a surgery creates anxiety for many patients, especially first-timers. Fortunately, Boone Hospital Center has nurses like Joni Cupp.
Nurse strives to take the fear out of surgery

Coming to the hospital for a surgery creates anxiety for many patients, especially first-timers.

Fortunately, Boone Hospital Center has nurses like Joni Cupp to help make patients feel comfortable and put their fears at ease.

Boone Hospital Center tops Consumer Reports Missouri surgery rating

Trusted national magazine Consumer Reports has issued a new rating of surgery safety performance at U.S. hospitals, with Boone Hospital Center sharing the highest score in the state.

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