Boulder Community Health Becomes WCSI’s Latest Affiliate!

Boulder, CO – May 11, 2021

Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) and Dr. Jean Watson are proud to announce that Boulder Community Health, Boulder, CO (BCH) has been named a National Caring Science Affiliate System of WCSI. The designation recognizes BCH’s exemplary integration of Human Caring Theory and leadership commitment to offer informed Caring Science practices, to their patients, their families, and their system. Boulder is also the hometown of Jean Watson and Watson Caring Science Institute.

“Boulder Community Health is proud to be recognized as a Watson Caring Science Institute affiliate,” said Robert Vissers, MD, BCH President & CEO. “The health and healing perspective that WCSI embraces integrates seamlessly into our organization’s vision of partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation. BCH strives to provide our community with the right care at the right time in the right place, and this affiliation helps us broaden that commitment.”

“Caring Science is grounded in nursing and embraces health and wellness for the whole person, the unity of mind, body and spirit,” said Jackie Attlesey-Pries, RN, Vice President of Operations & Chief Nursing Officer for BCH. “Our BCH team is similarly focused on providing preventative health for our community, especially self-care tools for improving physical and emotional well-being. Integrating the Watson Caring Science Institute’s philosophy of Caring Science will allow BCH to expand the ‘whole person’ health perspective we offer to our patients.”

Sarah E. Wise, BSN, RN Manager Clinical Practice added, “Jean is literally a longtime member of our Boulder Valley community and exemplifies the innovation, people and heart centeredness of Boulder Valley and Boulder Community Health.”

To become a National Caring Science Affiliate System, Boulder Community Health has demonstrated to WCSI the authentically, deep-rooted and sustainable commitment to integrating Caring Science to transform and broaden whole person health and healing for its staff, patients, families and the surrounding community. >Learn more.

About Boulder Community Health, Boulder, CO

Boulder Community Health is a non-profit, independent, integrated, regional health system with facilities throughout Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Boulder Community Health is known across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, neurosurgery, stroke care, orthopedics and cancer care. Our mission is to provide our community with the highest value health care in an innovative, patient-centric environment.Our vision: Partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation.

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