Mission: Our mission is to provide our community with the highest value healthcare in an innovative, patient-centric environment.
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.
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.
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.
A non-profit, independent community hospital, we offer a stable work environment that is a direct result of local governance and solid financial performance.
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.
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.
BCH serves as a teaching hospital for nursing students but not for interns or residents, so our nurses have close relationships with attending physicians.
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:
...as well as extra benefits, including some you won't find anywhere else:
I worked at Boulder Community Health full-time
Nice people, great location, and the foothills campus is newly renovated
Management needs to be more present, they often would not reply to emails or be available during times they were needed
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boulder Community Health (Boulder, CO).
1- email/phone call about online application to scheduled interview
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.