At the end of April, because of the community's compliance with public
health and safety recommendations, Boulder Community Health reopened many
of the services we offer.
As elective surgeries resumed, safety remained our top priority in all
patient care locations.
During a recent BCH Virtual Town Hall,
Dr. Daniel O’Hair - Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Boulder Heart - talked about how
it is safe to come to Foothills Hospital for routine or emergency care.
“While we were shut down for a little while, I walked the halls and
watched what was going on and it became clear to me, this is a very safe
place to be,” Dr. O’Hair said. “The few (COVID) patients
we had were being cared for by people with very specific healthcare knowledge,
with the ability to protect not only themselves, but their patients and
the other patients in the hospital.”
Prior to surgery, all patients are now tested for COVID-19. Since the end
of April, the BCH team has performed over 1,800 pre-procedure COVID-19
tests, with only one positive result.
“The risk of staying home with serious conditions like heart disease,
aneurism, coronary heart disease or bad heart valve disease is greater
than becoming infected in a place with so many safeguards and so little
COVID disease," says Dr. O'Hair.
BCH Is Fully Open
As Dr. O’Hair continues to see patients – in the hospital,
in clinic, through the Emergency Department and on video visits, he wants
the community to know that "BCH is fully open; Boulder Heart is fully
open. Our access is as good or better than it’s ever been."
"For those who are at home and wondering what to do, this is the moment
to seize and get the care that you need," says Dr. O'Hair. "I
feel very comfortable bringing my patients in the hospital for their care,
bringing my family here."
To learn more about how BCH is working to keep its facilities safe for
If you are interested in learning more about alternatives to clinic visits, go to
Watch Dr. O’Hair speak at a recent
Virtual Town Hall.