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Chef Sam-Approved: Three Bean Chili

Try this hearty recipe approved by Chef Sam, the Boone Hospital Center sous chef on the cover of the latest My Boone Health magazine. 

Our November 2019 Employee of the Month

In the early 2000s, when Kim Farris transitioned from a human resources generalist to a recruiter role at Columbia Regional Hospital, she was initially reluctant. She quickly came to enjoy being a recruiter, but she had no idea that someone else would try to recruit her, until Boone Hospital Center called. 

Intensive Care

The Pritikin ICR program came to Boone earlier this year and is approved by Medicare and many private insurance carriers. The program is based on three pillars that help participants embrace the keys to leading a healthy lifestyle: healthy eating, regular exercise and a healthy mindset. 

Making Plans for Baby

We believe that there can certainly be a balance of the risk and benefits by having a low-intervention delivery in the hospital. Why not have the best of both worlds, with the assurance of emergency care for mom and baby, but with minimal interventions?

Saving Legs and Lives

Had he not been referred to the Wound Healing Center, there was a very real possibility that Donald would have required serious amputation. The Wound Healing Center has teamed up with national non-profit Save a Leg Save a Life Foundation to increase public awareness and avoid more unnecessary amputations. 

Hospital Chef with Restaurant Skills

Sam oversees all of the production in the cafeteria, from what is served to the patients, to what is offered on the salad bar. This includes the 951,000 meals served every year by Boone Hospital’s Nutrition and Food Services team. 

Keeping Abreast of Cancer

A variety of health or family history factors can cause you to be at higher risk for developing breast cancer. While this can be a scary thought, Boone Hospital Center’s Harris Breast Center and Boone Medical Group’s High Risk Breast Clinic have teamed up to provide a plan for early detection, treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

Our October 2019 Employee of the Month

“When I was little, and all the little girls were playing School and House, I was playing Office. I was the secretary,” says Boone Hospital Center executive assistant Stacey Roberts.

Our September 2019 Employee of the Month

Growing up, Boone Hospital Center surgical technologist Jenna Langley knew what she wanted to do for a career. Her father had been a surgical tech while enlisted in the Army, and when Jenna looked into the occupation, she says, "I thought it was really cool."


A barrier is an obstacle that prevents movement or access. With healthy living, a barrier is anything that is keeping you from living the healthiest life you can. 


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