The Nurse Care Coach These brief videos cover a range of information about the role of the Nurse Care Coach (NCC for short); from the services she provides to how she works with your physician as part of your care team and how your medical information is kept private.
This series was created by the clinicians in your local Boulder Valley Care Network for members of the Boulder Valley School District's Standard and Basic benefit plans. To learn more about your local Boulder Valley Care Network please visit BVSD's Benefit's webpage or visit
To contact Stephanie Grant, R.N., W.C.C., please email her at
Meet BVSD’s New Nurse Care Coach:  Stephanie Grant, R.N., W.C.C.  
“A healthy body is the guest chamber of the soul”
Francis Bacon
The BVSD Nurse Care Coaching (NCC) program was established to help support employees and their family members in reaching their optimal health.   This year, we have a new NCC to introduce to our employees.  Stephanie Grant looks forward to serving the employees of the Boulder Valley School District, as a health and wellness advocate and in any area of wellness or health where personal coaching is in order.   In addition to general health and wellness coaching, Stephanie is available to help employees understand their doctor’s recommendations, answer questions about those recommendations, and facilitate a process for following through on them.
Stephanie is certified as a Nurse Coach through the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence.  In addition to coaching patients and their families, she also coaches other healthcare professionals.  She believes a crucial part of coaching is the recognition of barriers that interfere with success.   She focuses on identification of the patient’s learning style, values and priorities so that care goals are realistic and attainable.   Knowing one’s self and tailoring goals to support that are an integral part of the journey to improving health and wellness. 
A Registered Nurse for over 35 years, Stephanie is experienced in the care and treatment of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and chronic pain, as well as a vast array of other medical conditions.  As Director of Nursing she earned the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s 5-star rating (highest possible) for Health Care and has led several health care initiatives to improve the quality of patient care.  Stephanie is a nationally accredited Wound Care Nurse recognized for the development of wound care protocols, formularies and algorithms currently utilized by nurses throughout Colorado.  
Stephanie lives in the Boulder area, where she enjoys running and hiking. She also enjoys cooking with a focus on whole organic meats, vegetables and sprouted grains flavored with natural herbs and spices. Stephanie believes simple, uncomplicated food preparation is a key factor for staying on target with nutrition goals. She is an advocate for exercise routines that are designed to connect a person to their environment and to their emotional center, and believes these routines are the most likely to lead to lifelong adoption.
BVSD employees can expect to receive health and wellness information from Stephanie in the near future.  You can also contact her at 303-530-5289 with questions and requests for coaching or help in finding a local physician.


After Hours Health Care

This video offers information about how to access after hours medical care:

  • How to access your physician after hours
  • When to go to an urgent care center
  • When to go directly to an Emergency Room or call 911

After Hours Health Care (VIDEO)

After Hours Medical Advice


 Boulder Valley Care Network Providers

The BVCN is a large group of providers in the Boulder region who have organized themselves as a clinically collaborative entity via a Memorandum of Understanding. They are directed by a formal Steering Committee comprising of leaders from each provider group or IPA.
Their purpose is to collaborate with each other in order to:
1) create policies, procedures, and protocols to assist the provider parties in working on the Boulder Valley School District’s (BVSD) Clinical Quality Plan and
2) to expand their capabilities to enable the parties to offer similar collaborative solutions to other regional employer benefit plans and
3) to improve the health of the people in the region.
All clinical programs are overseen by the Medical Directors Advisory Committee, which is made up of physicians from each provider group. The BVCN is an Organized Health Care Arrangement (OHCA) under HIPPA, enabling these providers to share clinical data amongst themselves in their efforts towards clinical quality and integration.
The BVCN covers all of Boulder County, Broomfield County, South West Weld County and South Larimer County. It includes the cities of Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Niwot, Superior, Firestone, Frederick and Dacono. There are over 600,000 people in the service area.

 Generic Prescription drugs

 In an effort to reduce the financial barrier to appropriate care, local physicians from the Boulder Valley Care Network (, in partnership with BVSD and Express Scripts, identified certain high quality drugs to reduce co-payments. Beginning July 1, 2011, for members on the Standard and Basic Plans, the co-pays for 33 prescription drugs will be $0.

See the shopper’s guide to information from the Consumer Reports Health Best Buy Drugs™ project. The mission of the Consumer Reports Health Best Buy Drugs™ project is to provide consumers and their doctors with information to help guide prescription drug choices–based on effectiveness, a drug's track record, safety and price.
Prescription drugs come in two basic forms–brand name drugs and generic drugs. Generic drugs are copies of brand medicines whose patents have expired. A generic drug has exactly the same active ingredients as the brand drug it copies. The only difference is price and how the pills look: generics are much less expensive and by law are not allowed to look exactly like the brands they copy (a certain color or shaped pill, for example).
The project’s recommendation is that you talk to your doctor about your prescription when it is being written in his or her office. You should inquire whether the prescription is for a brand or generic, and learn why your doctor has prescribed one or the other.
Complete information about the project is available at

Consumer Reports - Best Buy Drugs