Entries by Lauren Kuczka

FAQ about COVID-19 and BCH

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and Boundary Community Hospital December 16, 2020 Does Boundary Community Hospital (BCH) care for COVID patients? Boundary Community Hospital is unique in the state of Idaho because they have an extended care facility/nursing home contiguous to the acute care facility/hospital. Federally-mandated regulations on nursing homes restricts access and adds special […]

Coming Together as a Community

Coming Together as a Community By: Preston Becker The year 2020 has been one we will never forget. As I reflect on the past year, I am filled with many emotions but one I would like to emphasize is that of gratitude. My family and I relocated to Bonners Ferry in the fall of 2019 […]

Proudly Serving

Proudly Serving Providing veterans in our community the care they need By: Jeannie Harkness, Clinic Manager Boundary Community Clinic Boundary County has a community that sets the example when it comes to service and honor. With more than 1,500 veterans located in Boundary County, we are fortunate to have retired, reserve, and active duty service […]

Make Yourself a Priority

Early Detection May Save Your Life October 2020 – Although 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer, the good news is the survival rate is very good with early detection. Better imaging technology, including digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography exams), allow Radiologists to see even the smallest amount of cancer much […]

Accidents Will Happen

Accidents Will Happen By: Regina Gallette, RN Emergency Department Manager Boundary Community Hospital September 2020 – Whether it is the terrible sound of a vehicle crash, the bloody injury of a chain saw accident, or the ominous sound of someone falling down the stairs, serious injuries cause fear and anxiety on many fronts. The Emergency […]

Sara Hull, NP-C Joins Boundary Community Clinics

Sara Hull, NP-C Joins Boundary Community Clinics August 6, 2020 Bonners Ferry, ID – Boundary Community Clinics is happy to announce the addition of a new family practice provider, Sara Hull, NP-C. Sara Hull is a board-certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and received a Master of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University. She completed her […]

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 […]