Foothills Hospital


On October 9, 2014, Boulder Community Health consolidated the majority of inpatient acute care services at Foothills Hospital, located at Foothills Parkway and Arapahoe Avenue in east Boulder.  This included surgery, imaging and laboratory services, and inpatient care for patients with heart disease, cancer, neurological issues and orthopedic injuries. There was no change in the range of services available, only the location. This was part of a consolidation of services at Foothills Hospital. 

In addition, on October 9, the Emergency Department at Boulder Community Hospital (1100 Balsam Ave.) closed. All emergency and trauma services were relocated to Foothills Hospital (4747 Arapahoe Avenue) in Boulder. 

Click here for more information on this important change in local health care.

 
Foothills Hospital
PO Box 9047
Boulder, CO 80301-9047

4747 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 854-7000

The hospital is located at the northwest corner of Arapahoe and 48th Street, near Foothills Parkway in east Boulder.

Click for a map and directions.

Foothills Hospital is Boulder's main acute care hospital. It has 110 inpatient beds and is known for its outstanding cardiology, orthopedic and neurological services. The hospital has a 25-bed emergency department, an 18-bed intensive care unit and offers complete laboratory and imaging services, including CT and MRI scanners. Maternity services are also offered at Foothills Hospital.

More than 540 physicians in 54 medical specialties have privileges at Foothills Hospital. Many of our registered nurses and technologists have earned national certification in their specialties.

Adjacent to the hospital are four medical office buildings: Anderson Medical Center, Foothills Medical Building, Table Mesa Medical Building and Tebo Family Medical Building. For a map, click here.

Services at a Glance

A Green Hospital

Foothills Hospital was constructed as a “green” facility. It was the first hospital in the U.S. to earn the prestigious LEED certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a national green building program that is fostering the development of high performance, sustainable buildings.

In planning the hospital, air quality and resource and energy efficiency were given high priority. A highly efficient power plant was built to provide heat, lighting and hot water for the campus. Lighting with compact fluorescent bulbs adds to energy savings as does painting the roof white to reflect summer heat and reduce air conditioning demand.
 
Outdoor lighting was carefully designed to reduce light pollution in the night sky. To conserve water, drought tolerant plantings and other xeriscaping surround the area.

The northern section of this undeveloped area is part of a wildlife corridor and includes a wetlands area that is not impacted by the hospital. 

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