Poudre Valley Hospital - Ft. Collins, CO

Poudre Valley Hospital is an award winning facility located in Fort Collins, Colorado serving northern Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.The hospital acts as a safety net organization for the area organizing and delivering a significant level of health care and other health-related services to uninsured, Medicaid, and other vulnerable patients.

This not-for-profit community hospital was founded in 1925 with 40 beds and has expanded to a 241-bed regional medical center over the years. It has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals by Thompson Reuters for the past five years and offers the community a wide array of treatments, surgeries and diagnostic tests in more than three dozen medical specialties.

As the only Fort Collins hospital, the facility expands its reach as part of the Poudre Valley Health System but specializes in orthopedic surgery, neuroscience, cancer, bariatric weight-loss surgery and women and family services for the community it serves. As part of the Health System, the hospital’s structure allows for flexibility in response to rapid changes in health care and the ability to continue to meet the needs of a growing population. However, the facility runs without the aid of local property tax revenue.

The Trauma Center of the Rockies, the hospital’s trauma service is designated as a level II facility from the state as a regional provider and trauma-related injury resource. It also offers primary and specialized health services from birthing and neonatal intensive care to hyperbaric oxygen and wound care. With more than 2,000 healthcare professionals including 22 staff physicians and 891 registered nurses, the busy facility is able to support the more than 16,000 admissions; 417,000 outpatient visit; and 46,500 emergency room visits it handles during the year.

The hospital is especially proud of their nursing staff, which has been the recipient of numerous national recognitions. The hospital has had Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence (http://pvhs.org/body.cfm?id=695) since 2000 and was the 2009 Magnet Prize winner. Poudre Valley Hospital was the first the recipient of the American Nurses Association / NDNQI Outstanding Quality Award and has received other national awards for patient-care excellence.

Together Poudre Valley Hospital is equipped with the personnel and the technology to play its role as the vital health care source for the region.