In 2014, Boone Hospital Center’s switchboard received 544,291 calls, which works out to a call every 62 seconds for a year, an impressive number for a small team of professionals. Like the hospital’s inpatient and emergency care services, the switchboard doesn’t close for the night, weekend, holiday or snow day — it’s an essential part of patient care.
Ron Gladbach was careful. As a longtime farmer and someone with a family history of skin cancer, he knew he was at high risk. He often checked his skin for signs of cancer, focusing on areas frequently exposed to the sun, like his face and ears.
I’m Kelsie Knerr, a dietitian foodie who loves biking to the Columbia Farmer’s Market and decorating sugar cookies.
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