To raise awareness about what we do and who we can connect you with here at ACED, we’re featuring stories of our Members (Investors) each Monday. This week’s story shines a light on Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, an ACED member since 2007.
Fostering Healing, Hope and Optimal Health for All,
Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton Lives to Serve
Every interaction is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. When you walk through Platte Valley Medical Center’s front door, you realize something is different. Classical music delights your ears, bright smiles warm your heart, fruited spa water quenches your thirst, and excellent care heals your hurts. Patients are guests and guests become family. Everyone is welcome and everyone is served.
The vision began 57 years ago when the City of Brighton wanted to bring healthcare to our community. They formed auxiliary teams, rallied troops, and went door to door until they raised $500,000 to open Brighton Community Hospital (BCH) in 1960. BCH became the first private general medical-surgical hospital in Adams and Southern Weld Counties and Colorado’s first two-stage hospital-nursing home medical unit licensed under one roof. In 1980, BCH became Platte Valley Medical Center.
Today, Platte Valley Medical Center is an advanced healthcare provider serving patients in three cities:
• Brighton – main hospital, chest pain, stroke and trauma center, along with two medical office buildings for doctors’ offices, a sleep lab, wound center, and outpatient imaging center.
• Commerce City (Reunion area) – pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, and obstetrics, gynecology and high risk pregnancy care are within the medical plaza next to King Soopers on Chambers Road and 104th Avenue.
• Fort Lupton – a walk-in clinic for urgent visits, occupational and family medical care are located in the medical plaza next to Safeway.
In 2015, Platte Valley joined SCL Health to strengthen its position to deliver more advanced care through the expansion of specialties and services. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, SCL Health is a $2.5 billion health network aspiring to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through 12 hospitals, 115+ physician clinics, home health care, hospice, mental health care and safety-net services in Colorado and Montana. The Front Range hospitals include Saint Joseph Hospital, Lutheran Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center. SCL Health provides more than $222 million a year in community benefits.
In the past two years, Platte Valley:
• became a Level III Trauma Center to serve patients with significant injuries
• opened an Advanced Wound Center with two hyperbaric chambers to treat patients
with slow or non-healing wounds
• built a second cardiac cath lab to treat more heart and vascular patients
• brought a walk-in medical clinic, Walk Right In, to Fort Lupton to treat patients without
an appointment for the price of most doctors’ office co-pays, saving the cost of urgent
and emergency care
• began offering virtual health visits with Doctor On Demand, a low-cost video-based
physician visit for patients in the comfort of their home using their smartphone or
“I’m very excited about the future of healthcare in Adams County,” says John Hicks, President
and CEO. “Together with SCL Health, we’re creating a comprehensive system that includes
more care and services for our communities than ever before. Our vision is to build upon our
already exceptional network and become a regional medical center of choice for decades to
Platte Valley’s work is a reflection of care and concern for everyone who enters the facility. For
more information, visit pvmc.org.