Boulder, Colo. (August 8, 2018) – Boulder Community Health (BCH) and UCHealth Broomfield Hospital are planning a new partnership to bring expanded inpatient rehabilitation services to patients in mid-2019.

The new unit will be built on the third floor of UCHealth Broomfield Hospital and will combine the expertise of staff and specialists from both Boulder Community Health and UCHealth.

“BCH has provided top quality inpatient rehabilitation services for many years. This partnership with UCHealth will enable us to give our community expanded services in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility while pulling together experts from UCHealth and BCH,” said BCH President/CEO Dr. Robert Vissers.

The two health care systems signed a letter of intent to form the partnership on August 6. After construction, the new unit is expected to open in mid-2019 and will provide multidisciplinary therapy services to help restore strength and independence for patients recovering from serious injuries or illness.

“Broomfield Hospital has been expanding services we provide to the community, adding numerous specialists including orthopedic surgeons to care for larger numbers of patients,” said Broomfield Hospital CEO Derek Rushing. “We are excited to partner with BCH to offer inpatient rehabilitation care beginning next year.”

BCH currently operates a 14-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at Boulder Community Hospital, 1100 Balsam Avenue in northwest Boulder. That facility will close when the Broomfield unit opens.