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Patient care tech Deontae Curtis is one of the faces of Boone Hospital. Staff love him for his hard-working spirit and dedication to the job. Patients love him for his overwhelming kindness and compassion. So when Deontae broke his neck last year playing football, there wasn’t a dry eye in the hospital.
September Employee of the Month helps others "be the best they can be"

Our September 2015 Employee of the Month, Melinda Boice, has been with Boone Hospital Center as a physical therapist for over 20 years. 

Boone Physical Therapists Help Local Veteran Achieve His Dream Of Going On An Honor Flight

John Conley had dreamed of going on an Honor Flight for over a year. The trip would take him and other veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials built to honor their services. So, he was ecstatic early this year when he found out he was selected by the Central Missouri Honor Flight branch to make the trip.

Boone Therapy and Bioness: ‘It’s amazing what they do here.’

When Karen Holbrook of Farber, Mo., realized she was experiencing the symptoms of a stroke, there was only one place she wanted to be: “I had to take a helicopter here, and I told them, ‘You get this in the air, and you land at Boone. If you land anywhere in-between, I won’t ride with you anymore.’”

Therapy helps repair Mizzou senior’s vocal cords

Singing is a big part of sorority recruitment week at the University of Missouri.

Each year, members keep the tradition of performing songs and chants in front of their houses. They proudly — and loudly as possible — belt out tunes to attract the attention of prospective members standing along the sidewalk.

Preventing osteoporosis — Starting early is key to building strong bones

Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by a decrease in the amount of bone (low bone mass), a deterioration of the integrity of the structure of bone tissue (decreased bone density), and decreased bone strength.  This results in more fragile bones that fracture more easily.

BEST for Bones — How women are fighting bone loss with physical therapy

Emily Frazier knew she was at risk for osteoporosis.  Her mother began losing height in her 70’s, so it runs in the family. On top of that, Emily is a petite, Caucasian woman in her 60’s—a prime candidate for the feared bone disease that could slow down her busy life.

Patient to his caregivers: “You all were God’s instruments”

Well I just celebrated my two-year anniversary of being released from a two-month stay at Boone Hospital.

My many thanks to my doctors and the staff at Boone. One doesn’t realize the dedication and care medical professionals are capable of providing until you have need of that dedication and care.

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