BCH Revamping Rehabilitation Services
New locations, improved facilities
Boulder Community Health (BCH) is embarking on a sweeping reorganization
of its extensive
rehabilitation programs that will maintain all services while improving access, expanding expertise
and upgrading facilities.
BCH is partnering with UCHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado
to create a regional network of rehabilitation services.
“Boulder Community Health’s vision is to thoughtfully develop
partnerships that help us create and care for the healthiest community
in the country,” said Dr. Robert Vissers, BCH President/Chief Executive
Officer. “Combining resources with Children’s Colorado and
UCHealth allows us to collectively provide more patients with access to
a comprehensive range of top quality rehab services.”
Outpatient Adult Rehabilitation
BCH currently operates an inpatient rehabilitation unit and provides outpatient
rehabilitation services for adults and children at its Broadway and Balsam
facility. That campus has been purchased by the City of Boulder and BCH
will transition all of its services out of that facility in spring 2019.
BCH’s Outpatient Adult Rehabilitation program will relocate to newly
renovated facilities at the
BCH Community Medical Center in Lafayette in spring 2019. This program will continue to provide adults
with comprehensive therapy services that treat a wide variety of physical,
cognitive and emotional challenges. Services will include physical, occupational,
speech and hand therapies. BCH will independently operate this program.
Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation
BCH’s Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation program will relocate to the
BCH Erie Medical Center (pictured above), currently under construction and scheduled to open in
spring 2019. The Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation program will continue
to offer evaluation and extensive therapy services at the Erie location.
In addition, BCH is expanding its care alliance with
Children’s Hospital Colorado to provide local patients with additional access to the extensive services
provided at the Children’s Colorado Therapy Care Center in Broomfield.
“Children’s Colorado is one of the nation’s top 10 children’s
hospitals and a tremendous resource for pediatric care,” said Dr.
Vissers. “We’ve had a long and successful partnership with
Children’s Colorado to jointly care for patients in the Intensive
Care Nursery at Foothills Hospital. In March of last year, we formed a
care alliance to improve coordination of services across our respective
organizations. We’re now expanding that care alliance to make it
easier and faster for local families to get optimal care.”
As previously announced, BCH is partnering with UCHealth to open an 18-bed
inpatient rehabilitation unit at
UCHealth Broomfield Hospital. The new inpatient rehabilitation unit will be built on the third floor
of that hospital and will combine the expertise of staff and specialists
from both BCH and UCHealth. This state-of-the-art unit is expected to
open in mid-2019 and will provide interdisciplinary therapy services to
help restore strength, function and independence for patients recovering
from serious injuries or illness.
BCH will share information with patients in all three rehab programs throughout