April 27, 2017, Boulder, Colorado – On April 28, 2017, Boulder Community Health (BCH) will open a new Emergency Department at Community Medical Center at 7:00 a.m. The existing Urgent Care Center at CMC will close permanently at 11:00 p.m. the night before.

The opening of the new CMC Emergency Department offers the local community expanded access to board-certified emergency medicine physicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This expansion of care is part of Boulder Community Health’s ongoing commitment to ensuring patients have access to “the right care in the right place at the right time” by increasing access to a range of medical care options.

Boulder Community Health President/CEO Dr. Robert Vissers explains: “The community around CMC has been telling us for some time that they needed more access to higher level medical care in the evenings and weekends when their regular doctor is not available. Over the years, we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of people with more complicated medical conditions coming to the CMC Urgent Care Center. Transitioning into an Emergency Department will allow us to meet that community need in a more comprehensive fashion by providing around-the-clock access to board-certified emergency medicine physicians.”

Boulder Community Health is pursuing a multi-year plan to re-organize its network of outpatient facilities in order to increase access to important medical care options, including primary care and urgent care. Four BCH family medicine clinics now offer extended morning and evening hours. BCH plans to have extended hours at all 12 BCH owned-and-operated family and internal medicine clinics by July 2017.

BCH urgent care services will experience a similar expansion of services for patients who cannot wait for an appointment with their primary care provider, but do not require the high level of care provided by an Emergency Department. In addition to a recently opened Urgent Care Center in Gunbarrel, BCH will open two additional centers in Erie and Superior over the next two years.

For more information, please contact Celanie Pinnell in the BCH Marketing and PR Department at 303-415-4273 or by email at cpinnell@bch.org.

ABOUT BOULDER COMMUNITY HEALTH

Boulder Community Health is a community owned-and-operated not-for-profit health system dedicated to providing local access to high quality medical care to people and businesses in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Boulder Community Health is known across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, neurosurgery, stroke care, orthopedics and cancer care. Some 540 physicians in 54 medical specialties have privileges at BCH. Boulder Community Health has received National Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission, the nation’s largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. It is also a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. For more information, visit www.bch.org and connect with BCH on Facebook and Twitter.