Boone Hospital Center

Boone Hospital Center

Our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. We will accomplish that mission by making Boone Hospital Center an excellent place to work and receive health care.


Boone Hospital Center is a 392-bed full-service hospital located in Columbia, Mo. It is a regional referral center located in the center of the state. The hospital provides progressive healthcare programs, services, and technology to people in 25 mid-Missouri counties.

Although the hospital is full service, areas in which Boone Hospital Center excels are cardiology, neurology, oncology, surgical, obstetrical services, and numerous other specialties. The hospital maintains a 24-hour emergency center with a hospital-based ambulance service and a helipad for incoming emergency air transportation. The hospital employs over 2000 on its staff and 350 physicians on the medical staff.

Boone Hospital Center is a leader in providing the latest technology, including an innovative surgery center offering progressive endoscopic and laser surgery procedures. The hospital provides numerous community educational lectures and events, centering on disease prevention and wellness.

To help community members make healthy lifestyle choices, Boone Hospital Center created WELLAWARE - a collection of resources and programs that encourage wellness and prevention. Working with mid-Missouri employers to promote good health on the job (such as becoming a tobacco-free workplace), WELLAWARE offers resources in occupational medicine, behavioral health, and BHC's various prevention and fitness programs to the community at large in Columbia, MO.

Award-Winning Care

Boone Hospital has been named the number one hospital in central Missouri and number five overall hospital in the state by U.S. News and World Report.

Boone Hospital Center attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for a third consecutive time. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes superior quality in nursing care as evidenced by performance outcomes. Magnet recognition is the highest honor a health care organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

Boone Hospital Center was also awarded the highest category of 5 stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We are proud to be the only hospital in the mid-Missouri area to receive this top ranking.