Our Patients

We believe providing the community with the highest value in health care requires an innovative, patient-centered environment.

In order to ensure BCH remains a viable health care organization of choice, the Foundation invests in BCH identified service lines to enable expansion, improvement, and innovative care.

The BCH Foundation aims to make an impact by investing in the following programmatic areas:

Care Optimization

Supporting selected service lines with the resources to expand access to high quality, comprehensive care.

Care Optimization Programs

  • Behavioral Health Navigator: Supporting patients with behavioral health diagnoses, in the transition from inpatient to post-discharge in assessing clinical needs, connecting to treatment, collaboration across the department, facilitating appointments for additional treatment, and more. This new position allows a continuity of care for patients struggling with behavioral health needs, and is supporting both patients and care teams with better understanding the community behavioral health continuum, access issues and gaps, and opportunities for increased engagement and improvement.
  • Cardiology Navigator: Nurse navigator role within the Boulder Heart team, to provide navigation of services and additional support for patients identified within a specific set of parameters. The potential for this role is to increase preventative support services, reduce patient barriers, and ensure BCH remains a provider of choice for cardiac related illnesses in Boulder County.
  • Cogen Therapy Dogs Endowment, in Memory of Lila Cogen & Lulu: Supporting the BCH Canine Corps program which facilitates 40 certified therapy dogs and their owners to volunteer daily across our Foothills Campus, Tebo Family Medical Building, Anderson Medical Building and the Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion. This program adds an additional element of therapeutic support and interaction for those who desire it, further minimizing feelings of isolation during hospital stays.
  • Family Birth Equipment: Supported the Family Birth Center with the purchase of training mannequins that are specifically made to mimic pregnancy and birth as well as premature and term newborns. Simulation based education can help recreate real-life critical events allowing staff to train, identify gaps, increase critical thinking skills and proficiency, so when the event occurs with an actual patient, the staff are confident they can handle the situation and decrease delays in care.
  • Pathways Partial Hospitalization Program: In partnership with City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks, BCH’s Pathways program offers mindfulness-based nature therapy to individuals with a broad range of mental health issues. Depending on the level of care needed, our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) provide patients with a unique approach to address mental health issues through hands-on activities and group sessions providing positive experiences in nature.

Capital Investment

Supporting the ongoing growth of BCH with capital investments.

Capital Investment examples

  • Da Vinci Robot: The Foundation has supported BCH in acquiring a second Da Vinci Surgical Robot, the most advanced minimally invasive option for the greater precision called for when performing complex surgeries in the areas of cardiothoracic, colorectal, general, gynecologic and urologic surgery. Initial performance metrics show BCH physicians operating in the top 90% of surgeons utilizing this innovative technology.
  • Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion: Commitment to the expansion of behavioral health services offered by BCH through the building of the Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion. The building is home to the following clinics, departments and services: Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health, BCH Counseling Center, Center for Mind Body Medicine, Associated Neurologists, and the Guerra Fisher Institute Boulder ElectroConvulsive Therapy.
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