Entries by Lauren Kuczka

Summer 2020 CNA Graduation

Hospital Celebrates CNA Graduation July 30, 2020 Bonners Ferry, ID Boundary Community Hospital (BCH) and North Idaho College announced the graduation of the Summer semester Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class in Bonners Ferry.  Congratulations to the new Certified Nursing Assistants: Gracie Adams, Aidan Webster and Malin Worley, who will all be working at the BCH […]

COVID-19 Update to the Community July 29, 2020

Hospital COVID-19 Update to the Community July 29, 2020 Bonners Ferry, ID – Now that COVID-19 is present in our community, the Boundary Community Hospital COVID-19 Task Force made up of department leaders and medical staff has been meeting frequently to implement internal protocols so that we can meet the increasing challenges to keep our […]

Lab Testing in Boundary County Part 1

Laboratory Testing for COVID-19 in Boundary County By: Greg Botkin, MD, Medical Director, Boundary Community Hospital Part 1 of 2 I will try to teach this using questions and answers: 1) I am somewhat skeptical about COVID (SARS-CoV-2) tests after all the critical reports I have heard in the news. Does Boundary Community Hospital have […]

TSE and COVID-19

Here to Help – TSE and COVID-19 By: Wanda Wilkerson RN, BSN, CEN June 4, 2020 The Covid-19 Pandemic has had many negative impacts on the medical field, but one unanticipated impact is on community members who are experiencing Time Sensitive Emergencies (TSE) like stroke and heart attack. When the Pandemic began, all across the […]

PT Dry Needling

Dry Needling for Pain Relief By: Dr. Jessica Seaburg, PT, DPT, OCS Boundary Community Hospital Rehabilitation Services Dry needling is a technique physical therapists (PTs) use for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. You may have heard of the “opioid epidemic” and be concerned about how to manage pain without these addictive drugs. Dry […]

OT Myths and Misconceptions

By Dr. Yahtil Huaute, OT, DOT Boundary Community Hospital April 8, 2020 April is National Occupational Therapy Month! There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about occupational therapy services, the providers, and the history. Here are the top 5 myths or misconceptions of occupational therapy: 1. Occupational therapists help you get a job. Occupational therapy […]

April 15 2020 Hospital Update on COVID-19

Hospital COVID-19 Update to the Community April 15, 2020 Bonners Ferry – Boundary Community Hospital has established a COVID-19 Task Force made up of department managers and medical staff which has been meeting frequently to provide guidance and discuss internal protocols as well as continuing to assess the ever-changing environment and regulatory direction.   Some of […]

Some Thoughts on COVID-19 in Boundary County

Some Thoughts on COVID-19 in Boundary County April 1, 2020 By: Greg Botkin, MD, Medical Director, Boundary Community Hospital I will begin with an apology. If you are reading this with hope of finding scientific clarity you will be disappointed. I thought the best way to do this would be to address the questions that […]

Boundary Community Hospital and COVID-19

By: Preston Becker, CEO, Boundary Community Hospital As tents pop up near the Emergency Rooms at other Northwest Hospital Alliance* Member Hospitals in our area, I felt it was important to reassure Boundary County residents that your local community hospital is prepared if we are needed.  Boundary Community Hospital, Extended Care Facility (Nursing Home), and […]