Boulder Community Foothills Hospital

Effective October 9, Boulder Community Health is consolidating the majority of inpatient acute care services at Foothills Hospital, located at Foothills Parkway and Arapahoe Avenue in east Boulder.  This includes surgery, imaging and laboratory services, and inpatient care for patients with heart disease, cancer, neurological issues and orthopedic injuries. There will be no changes in the range of services available, only the location. This is part of a consolidation of services at Foothills Hospital. 

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

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

Boulder Community 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.
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Boulder Community Foothills Hospital is a comprehensive 60-bed hospital which opened in September, 2003. The three-story, 200,000-square-foot facility has a 24-hour emergency department, intensive care unit, surgery, radiology and laboratory services. Maternity care and pediatrics are major components of the campus.

Two medical office buildings adjoin the hospital.  The campus is also home to an outpatient Cancer Center

Services at a Glance

  • Family Birth Center Maternity Services 16-bed Mother/Baby unit
  • Special Care Nursery for newborns with serious medical problems
  • Pediatric Unit - 8 beds
  • Emergency Department - Open 24 hours/day with 10 treatment areas
  • Operating Rooms - 3 ORs for inpatient and outpatient surgery
  • Medical-Surgical Unit - 16 inpatient beds
  • Intensive Care Unit 4 beds
  • Imaging (X-ray) Department - Radiology equipment, CT Scanner, open MRI
  • Laboratory
  • Women's Imaging Center - Digital Mammography and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

A Green Hospital

Boulder Community Foothills Hospital was constructed as a “green” facility.  Foothills 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 $75 million 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 hospital has left 31 acres of the campus untouched. 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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