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Boulder Community Health Overview

Boulder, CO
1001 to 5000 employees
Hospital
Health Care
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Boulder Community Health (BCH) is an integrated regional health system with facilities throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties. BCH is known across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, neurosurgery, stroke care, orthopedics and cancer care. Some 540 physicians ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide our community with the highest value healthcare in an innovative, patient-centric environment.

Boulder Community Health – Why Work For Us?


Our Beginnings

Did you know Boulder’s first hospital was a teaching hospital built in 1889 on the University of Colorado campus? In 1920, the university decided to move its medical school to Denver. To ensure local residents would retain access to top-quality health care, a group of 26 forward-thinking local doctors bought the Ben Hagman residence at Broadway and Alpine and converted it into the 15-bed North Boulder Hospital.

Nearly two years later, the property was sold to the community. On April 19, 1922, the Community Hospital Association was incorporated as a “not for profit” organization.

Our Growth: A Timeline

Since 1922, we’ve grown from a small-town hospital to a regional health care network with locations—from physician clinics to urgent care centers—across Boulder and Broomfield counties. We’ve grown alongside our community, driven by a dedication to increase access to the highest quality care for all Boulder Valley residents.

1926. A brand-new Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) building with 45 patient beds is dedicated.
1955-1974. Ongoing fundraising efforts allow our hospital to expand. By 1974, BCH hosts 172 beds, has admitted 200,000 patients, and treats more than 14,000 Emergency Department (ED) patients annually.
1978. The BCH Foundation is established, consolidating fundraising efforts.
1985. Community Medical Center (CMC) opens in Lafayette.
1987. The Miriam R. Hart Radiation Therapy Center opens.
1989. BCH acquires the 93-bed Boulder Memorial Hospital at 311 Mapleton Avenue and renames it the Mapleton Center.
1992. The 18-bed Tisone Family Cancer Care unit opens.
1994. A new Medical Pavilion to house physician offices replaces the hospital's old South Wing.
2000. BCH builds a new 50,000-square-foot facility to house a greatly expanded CMC.
2003. BCH builds Foothills Hospital. The 200,000-square-foot facility has 60 beds, a 24-hour ED, an intensive care unit, surgery, radiology, and laboratory services. Upon opening, Foothills becomes the first hospital in the U.S. to win LEED certification, recognition of its groundbreaking, environmentally responsible, resource-efficient overall design.
2006. The 24,000-square-foot Tebo Family Medical Building, a state-of-the-art outpatient treatment center for cancer patients, opens on the Foothills Medical Campus.
2009. BCH purchases the Medical Imaging Center in Broomfield to increase local access to imaging services.
2010. BCH opens Buffalo Ridge Medical Center in Broomfield, providing East County residents with convenient access to internal medicine physicians and lab and imaging services. BCH leadership also initiates a 10-year development strategy to centralize services and expand local health care resources.
2013. BCH opens Anderson Medical Center, the first phase of our development plan. The 46,000-square-foot medical office building on the Foothills campus houses premier cardiology services, physician specialists and a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center.
2014. Boulder Community Hospital adopts a new name—Boulder Community Health—to better reflect our evolution to a regional health care network with locations spread across Boulder and Broomfield counties.
Late 2014. Foothills Hospital expands, adding 110,000 square feet of clinical space. Most of our inpatient acute-care services move to the Foothills Medical Campus.
2015. Our Mapleton campus is vacated and sold, part of an ongoing effort to consolidate patient services at or near the Foothills campus.
Late 2015. The city of Boulder agrees to purchase BCH’s 8.8-acre Broadway campus, including the hospital campus and additional properties nearby.
2016. To continue increasing access to quality care that’s available when Boulder Valley residents need it most, BCH opens Gunbarrel Urgent Care.
Late 2016. Boulder’s City Council approves BCH’s plans to build a new three-story, 70,000-square-foot clinical building and adjacent parking garage just east of the Foothills campus in the Riverbend Office Park. The new facility will house Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health, Inpatient Rehabilitation and clinic space.


  • Respect - We will treat everyone with respect and compassion.
  • Quality - We will aggressively implement processes that advance quality and patient safety.
  • Innovation - We will embrace innovation and advanced technology.
  • Fairness - We will foster an employee work environment that is open, fair and fulfilling.
  • Community - We will maintain our community-based system of governance.
  • Collaboration - We will pursue effective working relationships with physicians and community health partners.
  • Sustainability - We will initiate environmentally sustainable practices.
  • Integrity - We will be accountable, transparent and ethical in all of our actions.

A Culture that Brings out the Best in Everyone

Boulder Community Health offers the challenge, support and exceptional resources that are the basis for lasting career satisfaction. Although we work as a team to achieve health care excellence, we also encourage our employees to pursue their unique career aspirations and explore the outer limits of their potential.

Stable Environment

A non-profit, independent community hospital, we offer a stable work environment that is a direct result of local governance and solid financial performance.

High Employee Morale

The hospital's family-like atmosphere, where teamwork is prized and employees feel respected and supported, promotes retention. In fact, 35% of our 2,300 employees have worked at BCH for 10 years or more.

BCH is on "Board" with Patient Safety

The BCH Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that Boulder Community Health provides the safest, highest quality of care. The Board has taken several important actions to support and expand the hospital's culture of safety.

Good Physician Rapport

BCH serves as a teaching hospital for nursing students but not for interns or residents, so our nurses have close relationships with attending physicians.

Career Growth

Nurses and technologists have the opportunity to concentrate their practice in one of the many clinical specialty areas or to expand their experience among several specialties. Clinical and non-clinical employees interested in exploring new areas are urged to take classes offered by the hospital, and transfers within the hospital are encouraged.

As a member of our team, you'll enjoy a comprehensive, competitive and flexible benefits package that includes:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health Savings Account partially funded by BCH
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid annual leave

...as well as extra benefits, including some you won't find anywhere else:

  • Discounts on hospital services
  • Free bus passes (local and Denver metro)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-site discounted employee massage
  • Discounted health club memberships
  • On-site fitness center
  • Credit union membership
  • Education assistance program
  • Auxiliary scholarship program
  • Employee activities and discounts

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    Pros

    Nice people, great location, and the foothills campus is newly renovated

    Cons

    Management needs to be more present, they often would not reply to emails or be available during times they were needed

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Boulder Community Health Photos

Boulder Community Health photo of: ENT surgical setup,
Boulder Community Health photo of: Sometimes, the patients want our picture! -- sharing a laugh at Foothills Hospital with BCH interventional radiographer Shireen Dodgerson and medical interpreter Jassiel Plascencic.
Boulder Community Health photo of: Wishing you a happy 4th of July from all our caregivers and staff, including our dog therapy volunteers!
Boulder Community Health photo of: 'Walk With a Doc' event with cardiologist Dr. Nelson Trujillo in Harlow Platts Park.
Boulder Community Health photo of: Atendees were gifted a thoughtful bag of books on diversity themes, reflections, a mug and essential oils.
Boulder Community Health photo of: Bounder, Community Hospital, Foothills Campus
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    2. On-site two part interview with HR ( about 5-10 interview questions, discussing benefits, pay, etc.)and manager (about 10 more difficult interview questions, information about job duties, and unit)
    3. Background check and at least 2 references thoroughly checked.
    4. Job offer over phone
    3. Come in to tour unit, meet employees, get acquainted, drug test.

    Interview Questions

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Boulder Community Health Awards & Accolades

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure, Healthgrades, 2017

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