About the Organization
Boone Hospital Center is a 395-bed full service hospital affiliated with BJC HealthCare. It is a regional referral center located in the center of Missouri providing progressive healthcare programs, services and technology to individuals in 26 mid-Missouri counties. The hospital is a full service facility, which excels in cardiology, neurology, oncology, surgical, obstetrical services, and numerous other specialties. It remains to be top in the BJC HealthCare system for quality of care scores and recognition. Boone Hospital Center employs over 2,000 on its staff and 350 physicians on the medical staff. It remains a leader in providing the latest health care technology and evidence-based medical practices. In recent years, the Boone Hospital has garnered national accolades for its quality care. On repeating occasions, the hospital has been named as the nation's 100 Top Hospitals. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has also designated Boone Hospital as a Magnet hospital three times, recognizing the outstanding nursing practices at the hospital. Boone has been rated the #1 hospital in Central Missouri, and #3 hospital in all of Missouri by US News & World Report.
About the Community
The hospital is located in Columbia, Missouri, home to the University of Missouri. Columbia has a population of nearly 135,000 and offers a combination of rural and metropolitan experiences. In recent years, Columbia has been listed among the top cities to live in several national rankings. This assessment is based on the community's low cost of living; nationally recognized schools; outdoor activities that include cycling and hiking; more than 61 parks and outstanding health care. Columbia is centrally located between Kansas City and St. Louis and within easy reach of the recreational Lake of the Ozarks and the rivers of the Ozark foothills.