Boone Memorial continues to respond to the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, China. It has now been detected in more than 185 locations internationally, including the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
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As a reminder, Boone Memorial offers a variety of convenient payment options without having to visit our hospital building. You may access our online Bill Pay or PayPal options HERE . Additional options include mailing your payment or contacting our Business Office to make a payment by phone 304.369.1230, Extension 5100.
To best prepare for the increased public health concerns, please be ensured you can access your health care records and payment options via our patient portal.
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The Boone Memorial Hospital Family Medical Center Walk-in Clinic, located on the hospital campus, has reopened.
"Clinic hours of operation are 8AM - 6PM, seven days a week," said Gina Moore, Executive Director of Outpatient Clinics. "To ensure patient safety, we will separate sick patients from well patients upon arrival, until further notice," she explained. "The health and safety of our patients and staff still remains our top priority."
Boone Memorial Hospital celebrated Hospital Week from May 10th to May 16th. Events included Krispy Kreme Donut Day, a Cook-Out and Ice-cream Friday. Hospital Week is a national event to thank hospitals and healthcare workers for their tireless efforts.
In addition, the 167th Airlift Wing - West Virginia Air National Guard, and the 130th Airlift Wing honored frontline healthcare and first responders with a flyover of hospitals in the region. The 130th Airlift Wing flew over Boone Memorial Hospital at 12:51pm as part of the United States Air Force's Operation American Resolve.
Boone Memorial Hospital confirms that a patient has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“The patient presented to our emergency room Friday night, May 8th,” said David Gresham, Chief Development Officer and COVID-19 Public Information Officer. “After displaying symptoms, Hospital staff followed appropriate screening procedures, including proper donning of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and administered the COVID-19 Rapid Test. The Rapid Test allows for results in less than 10-15 minutes. The patient is currently in isolation at our facility,” said Gresham.
Family Nurse Practitioner, Deborah Lynn Townsley joined the BMH family in January. Deborah is practicing Family Medicine in the Boone Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, located beside the Madison Post Office.
Deborah comes to Boone Memorial Hospital from Family Health Care in Madison. Prior to Family Care, she was a Clinical Level III Staff Nurse in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Charleston Area Medical Center - Women and Children's Division. In addition, Deborah worked as a Registered Nurse at Thomas Memorial Hospital.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, community members have offered unwavering support to Boone Memorial Hospital staff and patients.
"In this time of uncertainty, it's humbling how many people want to help," said Boone Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Virgil Underwood. "We continue to receive inquiries from churches, civic groups and organizations who want to make and donate masks."
The hospital Auxiliary has already donated 233 homemade cloth masks, along with several other individuals and organizations.
Members of the Boone Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donated homemade face masks to hospital employees. The Auxiliary members, who have been unable to volunteer since the COVID-19 pandemic began, said they wanted to help.
"Since we aren't actually able to volunteer in person at the hospital right now, due to safety concerns with COVID-19, we still wanted to do something," said Sandy K. Scott, Auxiliary President.