Boone County Health Center


Patients that would definitely recommend
17% higher than the national average

Boone County Health Center is a medical facility located in Albion, NE. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™.


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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

11 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
17% higher than the national average


Would definitely recommend
17% higher than the national average

Boone County Health Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well


Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well


Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients


Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home


Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital


Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff


Boone County Health Center

National Average


Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night



Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean



Provider Reviews

Dr. Crabb is wonderful. He is a fantastic surgeon who has helped me get through two major surgeries. I am very grateful to Dr. Crabb. I highly recommend him. Thank you.

Rick Douglas Jan 26 2020

Review for Dr. Crabb

Best way to end 2019. I could not have prayed for better care. What healing hands! Dr. Crabb has a calming demeanor and an excellent bedside manner. Thank you to all at OSSC. Happy New Year!

Evelyn Svensson Jan 01 2020

Review for Dr. Crabb

I would highly recommend Dr.Kinberg, he is very nice and really cares about you as PT. I find he cares about all PT. needs and is willing to explain every thing!!

Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. Kinberg

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Buhlke today at a Lunch and Learn. He is very kind and kept great eye contact. It seemed as if he truely cared about what it was that we had to offer at Cottonwood Place Assisted Living in Columbus. Very nice to meet him and the rest of the caring staff.

Amy Cooney Jun 19 2019

Review for Dr. Buhlke

Dr. Kohl has been amazing to my family, very friendly and gives us ease to address concerns, always listens and finds a reasonable solution. Amazing doctor!

none - Jan 08 2019

Review for Dr. Kohl

Dr. Cimpl is the best!

none - Oct 26 2018

Review for Dr. Cimpl

The doctor and his staff are knowledgeable and you can tell they work well together which makes a patient feel at ease.

Katrina Babel in NE - Jul 16 2018

Review for Dr. Cimpl

Great experience woth sirgery done by Dr. Crabb. Concern and excellent care. Midge, Omaha

Marjorie Alfieri in Omaha, NE - Jul 12 2018

Review for Dr. Crabb

Dr. Kinberg is both knowledgeable and compassionate. He cares about all his patients and takes the time to help you understand your problems and treatment issues.

Mar 26 2018

Review for Dr. Kinberg

Misdiagnosed severe fracture

Mar 18 2018

Review for Dr. Cimpl

Dr. Novotny took her time with my visit, was very thorough in her explanation of my issues. Terrific bedside manner. I wouldn't hesitate recommending her to my family and friends.

Columbus, NE - Oct 24 2017

Review for Dr. Novotny

Excellent surgeon. Great bedside manner. Spends time with patient and family. Explains medical procedures in a way that is easily understood. Spouse has had several surgeries all with positive outcomes. Highly recommend.

Omaha Nebraska - Mar 29 2017

Review for Dr. Crabb

Dr. Novotny is straight forward, and will tell you exactly what you need to know. I fully trust her as she has already corrected my deviated septum. She is a great doctor with no bull Sh*t. Thank you Dr. Novotny!!

Herbert in Fullerton, NE - Dec 12 2016

Review for Dr. Novotny

ReBecca in Nebraska - Nov 15 2016

Review for Dr. Novotny

Dr. Crabb has operated 3 times on my hands and wrist. Trust him and always have a great experience. I would highly recommend.

Anne in Omaha, NE - Aug 02 2016

Review for Dr. Crabb

First surgery was semi successful., but required a second surgery which was a complete failure.

None in Grand Island, NE - May 19 2016

Review for Dr. Schneider

mark in Columbus, NE - Apr 03 2016

Review for Dr. Novotny

Sophie in Lincoln, NE - Feb 19 2016

Review for Dr. Kinberg

Thomas in Fullerton, NE - Oct 14 2015

Review for Dr. Flanagan


Boone County Health Center

PO Box 151, Albion, NE 68620

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