Entries by Lauren Kuczka

NW Hospital Alliance Nurse Leaders – 2018 ID Rural Health Heroes

NEWS RELEASE Date: November 15, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Mary Ann Reuter idahorha@gmail.com Idaho Rural Health Association Honors Idaho Rural Health Heroes at Annual Meeting and Awards Reception on November 7, 2018 Tari Yourzek of the Northwest Hospital Alliance was one of eight Idaho healthcare professionals to receive an Idaho Rural Health Hero Award […]

Neighbors Caring for Neighbors

We Saved Lives Today By: Dennis Dinning MPA, HSAC, Boundary Community Hospital Trustee Bonners Ferry, ID – As a Critical Access Hospital in a rural community, many folks think Boundary Community Hospital is defined as an emergency department only. What they do not realize is that we are more than “just a hospital” but a […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Special Article for Bonners Ferry Living Local October 2018 WHAT IS A MAMMOGRAM? A mammogram is an x-ray study of the breast. Usually 2 views are obtained of each breast. The overall mammogram study radiation dose is approximately equal to being outside on 20 summer days. The mammogram study […]

New X-Ray Equipment Installed

New X-Ray August 14, 2018 Bonners Ferry, ID – Radiologic Technologists Bill Blumenauer, RT(R) (ARRT) and Ryan Jenkins, RT(R) (ARRT) show off the new Digital Radiography (X-Ray) equipment installed at Boundary Community Hospital.  With easy patient access, lower radiation exposure, enhanced image quality, and connection to the regional Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) allowing […]

Occupational Therapy Seminar

Sensory Processing Experience What does it mean to have sensory processing challenges? Come and learn basic management techniques and have a sensory experience yourself! Who Benefits: The Sensory Processing Experience seminar benefits anyone interacting with children, especially children with suspected disabilities or sensory processing difficulties. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, counselors, day care staff etc. […]

Surgery Suite Completed

Successful Surgery at BCH Bonners Ferry – It has been a multiyear process to get the Boundary Community Hospital Surgery Department ready to perform more complicated surgeries. Since the upgrade and expansion of the Surgery Suite was completed in June 2018, Michael DiBenedetto, MD has successfully completed two total hip replacement surgeries, as well as […]

Sports Physicals Update

FREE Sports Physicals at BCH a Success Seventy-five Boundary County student athletes and their parents took advantage of the annual Free Sports Physical Clinic offered by Boundary Community Hospital and Boundary Community Clinics on July 31st. Students in Grades 7, 9 and 11 who want to participate in sports are required to have a medical […]

TSE: Hot Weather Safety

Hot Weather Safety By Sunshine Bartlett, RN Boundary Community Hospital Emergency Department Summer is in full swing here in Boundary County. The temperature has been soaring. Heat-related emergencies are more common this time of year. Knowing how to prevent, spot, and treat these serious conditions is vital. People at highest risk include those working or […]

Excellence in Caring – Every Day

News Release July 25, 2018 Excellence in Caring – Every Day Bonners Ferry, ID – Boundary Community Hospital’s Extended Care Facility has been recognized as one of the top nursing homes in the State of Idaho, again.  For the eleventh year, the State has given the Nursing Home the prestigious L. Jean Schoonover Award for […]