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Foothills Hospital receives grant for excellence in maternity care

Foothills Hospital receives grant for excellence in maternity care

Boulder Community Health's Foothills Hospital continues to stand at the forefront of maternity care excellence, as evidenced by its recent recognition as a 2024 High Performing hospital for maternity care by U.S. News & World Report. This accolade affirms the hospital's commitment to providing outstanding care for patients with uncomplicated pregnancies.

At the BCH Foundation, we believe that providing the community with the highest value in health care requires an innovative, patient-centered environment. To foster innovation in the Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital, the BCH Foundation has generously granted $535,000 for new equipment, ensuring the highest quality of care for families in the birth center.

“Expectant mothers choose our Family Birth Center because they can count on receiving high-quality, personalized care. We are grateful for the BCH Foundation’s grants, which will provide the funds to acquire top-notch equipment for the continued safety and comfort of our moms and babies during childbirth and recovery.” - Lisa Allen, Director of the Family Birth Center, BCH

Foothills Hospital's achievement of the High Performing designation as a Best Hospitals for Maternity Care reflects the nonprofit organization’s dedication to maintaining high standards in maternity care. With C-section rates 26% lower and newborn complication rates 37% lower than unrecognized hospitals, BCH Foothills Hospital is not only recognized locally but also nationally for its commitment to ensuring safe and positive birthing experiences.

Approximately 800 babies are delivered each year at the Family Birth Center. The grant funding from the BCH Foundation will play a crucial role in upgrading equipment and facilities. This includes the purchase of eight Panda Warmers and eight Giraffe Warmers, designed to provide optimal care for newborns. Panda Warmers, equipped with features such as a pulse oximeter and a heart sensor, will enhance the immediate post-birth care, reducing the risk of hypothermia. Giraffe Warmers, designed for premature or medically challenged babies, will be utilized in the Special Care Nursery, BCH’s neonatal intensive care unit, featuring equipment for breathing assistance, emergency procedures and assessments.

Additionally, the grant funding will be utilized to acquire nine upgraded beds for the mom-baby area, further ensuring the comfort and recovery of new parents postpartum.

“Every day the BCH Foundation delivers on its mission to enhance the quality and availability of health care in our community. To that end, we have provided BCH’s Family Birth Center with grants, made possible by the generosity of our community, for the equipment necessary to continue providing the highest level of care to their tiniest patients and new moms.” - Riley Bright, Program Officer, BCH Foundation

Established in 1978, the BCH Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation exists to inspire giving in support of BCH to enhance the quality and availability of health care in our community.