Entries by Lauren Kuczka

TSE: When Time is of the Essence in an Emergency

When Time is of the Essence in an Emergency By: Sunshine Bartlett, RN Boundary Community Hospital Emergency Department Published in the Bonners Ferry Herald 6/21/2018 The man sitting beside you in church slumps forward. When you speak with him his words are slurred. He seems unable to lift one of his arms. You are at […]

Prescription for Wellness: Advance Directives

Prescription for Wellness from Boundary Community Clinics   Start the Conversation about Advance Directives By: Janet Lukehart, FNP-C Healthcare decisions can often be complicated and confusing even under the best of circumstances. Unexpected medical issues and emergencies may place you in a situation where you are unable to speak for yourself, leaving your family to […]

Prescription for Wellness: April is Autism Awareness Month

Prescription for Wellness from Boundary Community Clinics April is Autism Awareness Month By: Beverly J. Yercheck, ANP-C To highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has celebrated National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. This is a good opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to draw attention […]

Festival of Hearts 2018 a Success

The Fry Healthcare Foundation Festival of Hearts was a resounding success raising more than $40,000 to benefit Boundary Community Hospital. The majority of funds raised during the event will be used to purchase two Stryker Gurneys for Outpatient Surgery and the Emergency Department. During the event, many of the attendees raised their paddles so the […]

Rural Health in Boundary County

Rural Health in Boundary County By:  Jeannie Harkness Boundary Community Clinics Manager Across America rural settings allow for a simpler way of life. However, when it comes to health care, Rural Health Clinics are anything but simple. The Rural Health Services Act of 1977 has helped bring healthcare providers to rural areas, meeting the needs […]

Boundary Community Hospital Reaccreditation

News Release For Immediate Release October 17, 2017 Boundary Community Hospital FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOP TIER QUALITY AT BOUNDARY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Bonners Ferry, Idaho — Boundary Community Hospital announces the successful completion of its accreditation process from DNV GL – Healthcare. By earning reaccreditation as a Critical Access Hospital, Boundary Community Hospital (BCH) has demonstrated […]

When Time is of the Essence in an Emergency

August 2017 By: Sunshine Bartlett, RN Boundary Community Hospital Emergency Department The man sitting beside you in church slumps forward. When you speak with him his words are slurred. He seems unable to lift one of his arms. You are at a family dinner. Your aunt mentions to you she has been having chest pain […]

Exercise for Joint Stability

July 2017 By: Jeff Petersen, PT, DPT Physical Therapist, Boundary Community Hospital Rehabilitation Services How many times, on the sports field or playground, do you hear the kids talking about being “double-jointed”?  This is common slang for a condition called joint hypermobility or joint laxity and it simply means that someone is able to move […]

ECF Wins 10th Schoonover Award

News Release July 31, 2017 Excellence in Caring – Again Bonners Ferry, ID — Boundary Community Hospital is proud to announce that its Extended Care Facility and Nursing Home has been recognized by the State of Idaho with their tenth L. Jean Schoonover Award for Excellence in Caring. This year the facility received the Gold […]