Boone Hospital Center Staff Is The Secret To Quality Care

Boone Hospital Center consistently ranks as a top health-care provider in the region, the state and even the nation. It has earned special recognition for its nursing staff, obstetrics and stroke care.

Boone is a 397-bed, full-service regional referral center covering 26 counties. It ranked No. 1 among mid-Missouri hospitals in 2015 and No. 3 among state hospitals in 2016, according to U.S. News and World Report. Boone is one of only 64 hospitals in the nation to rank high-performing in all nine U.S. News and World Report categories.

Boone is the only Magnet hospital for nursing excellence in the area. It has received the designation three consecutive times, placing its nursing staff in the top 1 percent worldwide.

This year, the Women’s Choice Award named Boone one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. The award—based on national accreditations, consumer assessment surveys and hospital outcome scores—signifies that Boone is in the top 17 percent of U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

“Our award gives a woman the confidence that her choice of a hospital for her delivery will be the best in terms of quality care and patient safety for her and her baby,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “As the trend of women waiting longer to start their families continues, having the Women’s Choice Award seal is especially important for older moms who face increased risk and need a top hospital to provide her care.”

U.S. News and World Report also rated Boone at Stroke Award Gold Plus and named the hospital to its Stroke Elite Honor Roll in 2015. The ratings reflect consistent 85 percent or higher adherence to quality measures and at least four consecutive quarters of 75 percent or higher achievement of door-to-needles times within 60 minutes, respectively.

“The interdisciplinary team at Boone Hospital Center works and communicates closely with the patients and family. Our common goals are to provide rapid intervention to save brain, implement care to prevent further strokes and initiate early rehabilitation to get our patients back to their lives at home,” said stroke program coordinator Donna Pond, BSHA, RN, CEN.

Boone has worked to achieve high-quality facilities, as well. In 2011, the hospital completed work on a state-of-the-art addition that provides patients with private rooms. Boone continues to expand its services. It leads the market in imaging technology and in minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Improving patient access to quality care is a priority moving forward. Boone is growing its primary-care and specialty-care clinic networks, including with a new specialty clinic in Moberly.