Platte Valley Medical Center celebrates 10 years at Prairie Center

  • By Brighton EDC
  • 27 Jun, 2017

On July 10, Platte Valley Medical Center will celebrate its 10th birthday at the Prairie Center Campus. In its 57 year history, Platte Valley has seen the most growth in the past decade; transforming it into a true regional medical center. 

10-Year Highlights:

Platte Valley has made significant investments in our community. The Prairie Center Campus was $138 million and, in the past three years alone, another $38 million has been invested to create 140,000 additional square feet of outpatient space and services in three locations: the Reunion area of Commerce City, Medical Plaza 2 on the Brighton campus, and the Medical Plaza in Fort Lupton.

Became a Primary Stroke Care Center in 2013.

Became an Accredited Chest Pain Center in 2015.

Became a Level III Trauma Center in 2016.

Platte Valley ranks high on customer satisfaction and quality, consistently outscoring other hospitals in the metro area (Consumer Reports, Press Ganey, HealthStream, The Joint Commission, Leap Frog, Healthgrades, Planetree Designation, Studer)

Significant advancements in Cardiovascular services: 
  • Second Cath Lab opening this Spring
  • Two interventional cardiologists, and another cardiologist joining High Plains in March
  • First in CO to implant the world’s smallest heart monitor.
  • First in CO to perform drug-coated balloon procedure for Peripheral Arterial Disease.
Opened the area’s first Advanced Wound Center with two hyperbaric chambers to treat patients with slow or non-healing wounds.

Platte Valley recognizes the fact that healthcare is expensive. Here are some of the ways we’re helping make healthcare more accessible and affordable:
  • Construction of the three new medical plazas provide more convenient, and locally accessible, healthcare options
  • The opening of an independent outpatient medical imaging center, Spectrum Medical Imaging, which reduces your out-of-pocket costs for imaging services
  • Opening the area’s first walk-in medical clinic, Walk Right In – Fort Lupton) with expert providers treating patients without an appointment for the price of most doctors’ office co-pays, saving you the cost of urgent and emergency care.
  • Virtual health option with Doctor On Demand, a low-cost video-based physician visits for patients in the comfort of their home using their smartphone or computer.
  • In the hospital setting, we’re using VIRA the Robot, who enables physicians at National Jewish Health to visit ICU patients. 
  • New doctors ensure availability. Platte Valley has more than 280 doctors representing 49 specialties.
Platte Valley joined the SCL Health system in 2015 to advance healthcare in our community, maintain our competitive advantage, and expand services and strengthen the care and service to our community.

Platte Valley Medical Center Foundation is in the midst of a three-year $500,000 campaign for Cardiovascular services. To date, $323,475 has been raised in two years! The Campaign for Cardiovascular Services seeks to expand Platte Valley’s excellent cardiovascular program and level of care further by making services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This campaign also seeks to educate the community at large about the signs of early heart attack, so that symptoms can be recognized and steps taken promptly to prevent more serious heart damage.

Additional 10-year statistics include:

  • Babies Born 10,385
  • Surgeries 36,690
  • Emergency Room Visits 210,553
  • Ambulance calls 48,786
  • Lab Procedures 7,374,629
  • Mammograms 46,757
  • Ultrasounds 83,936
  • CT Scans 80,827
  • MRIs 22,731

Serving the northeast corridor of the metro area for over 57 years, Platte Valley Medical Center is an asset to the community that continues to grow and further their specialty services, while making the lives of those they touch brighter.

For more information regarding Platte Valley Medical Center, please contact the Marketing & PR Department at 303-498-1482.

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