“Poudre Valley Hospital is one of the most respected community hospitals in the United States.”
Poudre Valley Hospital is a 270-bed regional medical center offering a wide array of treatments, surgeries, and diagnostic tests in more than three dozen medical specialties.

 

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Conditions we treat

Poudre Valley Hospital specializes in orthopedic surgery, neuroscience, cancer, bariatric weight-loss surgery, and women and family services for residents of northern Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.

We also offer a wide range of primary and specialized health services, from birthing and neonatal intensive care to hyperbaric oxygen and wound care. Our team of more than 2,000 healthcare professionals delivers personal and skilled care that uses the latest medical technologies.

We’re proud to have won a number of awards for the care and services we offer patients and families.

 

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Community case management

A service for people managing chronic illness.

This program helps at-risk families and individuals who don’t have resources themselves, are chronically or terminally ill, and are not eligible for other in-home services. Community Case Management is a service provided by UCHealth at no charge for those who qualify.

PVH Community Case Managers are Advanced Practice Nurses and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. The PVH Community Case Managers work with clients and their caregivers in their homes to help them cope with their disease or chronic health problems.

They can help with:

  • Managing physical health problems
  • Connection with other community services
  • Dietary concerns
  • Home safety evaluations
  • Safe medicine use
  • Education on specific illnesses and treatments
  • Stress management
  • Emotional support
  • Monitoring of client progress through home visits or phone calls

Download the Community Case Management brochure

Case managers help clients use community and medical services so they can live more independently. Our staff comprises a total of five registered nurses and a social worker.

Referrals

Most of clients are referred to the Community Case Program by hospital staff members, physicians and their office staff members, or home health care agencies.

To be eligible for case management services, patients must live in the Fort Collins, Windsor or Loveland areas; and have a physician who is on the medical staff at Poudre Valley Hospital or Medical Center of the Rockies.

Contact us

UCHealth Community Case Management
Phone: 970-495-8554
Fax: 970-495-7628

Community Case Management Magnet Award Logo

The Community Case Management received the ANCC Magnet Prize. To learn more about this internationally recognized program, call 970-495-8554.

Admission process

Once your doctor refers you for surgery or a procedure at Medical Center of the Rockies or Poudre Valley Hospital, your doctor’s office typically will schedule a pre-admission appointment for you. This appointment is required before surgery.

Call 970-624-1500 as soon as possible to schedule your pre-admission appointment if your doctor’s office has not done so already.

During this appointment you will:

  • Meet with an admissions clerk to verify that all paperwork is accurate
  • Learn the total out-of-pocket expense of your procedure
  • Meet with a pre-admission nurse who will explain what to expect the day of surgery and which currently prescribed medications can be taken before the surgery

You may also complete any required diagnostic tests after meeting with the nurse. Ask your doctor if you can eat or drink before your appointment.

Volunteer

Share your time and talents by volunteering at Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies or other University of Colorado Health sites in Northern Colorado. Hundreds of community members are volunteers.

You’ll make new friends, enjoy a change of pace, gain a
new perspective, learn more about health care and, most importantly, you’ll help the UCHealth effort to improve lives.

Examples of the many opportunities for volunteering:

  • Greet families and friends in waiting rooms while their loved ones undergo surgery.
  • Work in gifts shops in the two hospitals or Unique Repeats Thrift Shop near PVH; proceeds support MCR and PVH services and programs.
  • Drive carts to shuttle visitors to and from hospital parking lots.
  • Assist with office duties.
  • Stock supplies in work areas.

Pet Therapy Program

pvh-about-pettherapyFor those of you with lovable dogs, both hospitals offer hugely successful pet therapy programs. Research has shown that interaction with pets can help in a patient’s recovery. After you and your dog receive training, you escort your pet around to visit patients, visitors and staff members.

VolunTeen Program

There’s also a fun VolunTeen program at each hospital where teenagers from ages 14 through 17 deliver cookies to patients, assist with clerical duties, manage a recycling program (at MCR) and gain experience in many other areas, a great resume-builder for teens.

The process to become a volunteer includes an interview, orientation and training.
Contact us

Poudre Valley Hospital
970-495-8584
Lori.Dykstra@uchealth.org

>> Go to our main Volunteer page to find out more about volunteer opportunities at UCHealth facilities in Fort Collins, Loveland, metro Denver, and the Colorado Springs area.

Locations

University of Colorado Health in northern Colorado is a medical hub that includes Poudre Valley HospitalMedical Center of the RockiesMountain Crest Behavioral Healthcare CenterGreeley Emergency and Surgery Center and dozens of associated clinics and outpatient services.
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Environmental health and safety

Poudre Valley Hospital promotes environmental compliance and responsibility, emergency preparedness, and overall employee health and safety. This includes a focus on local, state, federal, and Joint Commission (accreditation) requirements and guidelines.

The Environmental Health and Safety department also works as an education and consulting resource for the hospital and the surrounding community.

Center for Performance Excellence

UCHealth in Northern Colorado has established the Center for Performance Excellence. The Center furthers UCHealth’s commitment to sharing best practices learned by Poudre Valley Health System, the Baldrige Award recipient in 2008.

The UCHealth Center for Performance Excellence provides consulting, coaching and presentation services to organizations in pursuit of performance excellence.

From the unique perspective of a Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, UCHealth consultants in Northern Colorado bring all the lessons learned over the past decade, with all the resources that earned their organization the nation’s top quality award based on world-class results including:

  • National Top 10 percent for Clinical Outcomes (Thomson Reuters)
  • National Top 10 percent for Patient Satisfaction (HCAHPS)
  • National Top 10 percent for Staff Engagement (MSA)
  • National Top 10 percent for Physician Engagement (Gallup)
  • National Top 10 percent for Financial Results (Ingenix)

The Center for Performance Excellence consulting services include:

Customized Training
Let us tailor and deliver hands-on curriculum appropriate for where you are in your performance excellence journey.

Executive-Level Facilitation
Let us guide your leadership team through strategic discussions focused on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.

Organizational Assessment and Gap Analysis
Let us help you use the Criteria to identify opportunities for improvement you can start working on tomorrow.

Application Writing, Editing and Coaching
With the combined expertise of multiple Senior Baldrige Examiners, a state quality program judge, and a nationally recognized application writer, we can help you produce a state or national application to yield meaningful feedback for your organization.

Site Visit Preparation and Support
Leverage our experience gained through numerous site visits both as a Baldrige Applicant and as Senior Baldrige Examiners to maximize your site visit.

Best Practices
Gain access to nationally and internationally recognized healthcare executives and their world-class approaches

  • Speakers bureau: Let us provide your keynote speaker
  • Conferences and webinars: Let us coordinate a best-practice sharing event at your site or ours

Baldrige National Quality Award webinars

The Center for Performance Excellence offers a series of webinars scheduled for your organization’s convenience. Each webinar lasts 60 minutes with time for questions and answers.
Making Baldrige How You Do Business A critical turning point in the PVHS performance excellence journey came when the organization created infrastructure to make performance excellence “how we do business.” Learn how PVHS continues to use this infrastructure, centered around performance excellence teams, to drive continuous improvement.
Saving Lives with Baldrige Learn about the visionary leadership that guided UCHealth’s,(formerly Poudre Valley Health System) performance excellence journey: how a small, struggling community hospital transformed itself into a multi-hospital health system with clinical outcomes, customer and workforce satisfaction, and financial performance in the national top 10 percent.
Writing a Baldrige Application
Taught by the author of UCHealth’s last four Baldrige applications, this webinar is designed to help applicants at varying stages in their Baldrige journey write an application to yield more meaningful feedback.
For more information, please call us at 970-237-7135

Joint Ventures

UCHealth with a number of other organizations on joint ventures, including:

Ways to give

Generosity heals

Giving of oneself is the ultimate gift to our world. We treasure the time and energy our volunteers give back each and every day.

Whether you give your time, money, talents, or thoughts, it is a gift that makes our community stronger.

Interested in giving your time, talents or treasures to Poudre Valley Hospital or Medical Center of the Rockies?

Make a gift or volunteer with the PVH and MCR Foundation

Help support the health of our community

Make a donation to support programs and services at Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, and health initiatives in our community.

Leadership

Poudre Valley Hospital

Physician leadership
Chief of Staff: Troy Ford, MD
Vice Chief of Staff: Christine Johnston, MD

UCHealth – Northern Colorado Senior Management Group

Kevin Unger, President/CEO, PVH and MCR
Marilyn Schock, Chief Operations Officer, PVH and MCR, President, Greeley Hospital (Opening 2018)
Tom Downes, MD, Chief Medical Officer, PVH and MCR
Stephanie Doughty, Chief Financial Officer, PVH and MCR
Donna Poduska, Chief Nursing Officer, PVH
Ryan Rohman, Chief Nursing Officer, MCR

Amy Kolczak, Senior Associate General Counsel, PVH, MCR and UCHealth Medical Group
Anjanette Mosebar, VP Human Resources, PVH, MCR, and UCHealth Medical Group

Dan Robinson, CEO, Longs Peak Hospital, Longmont
Joe Gerardi, Chief Nursing Officer, Longs Peak Hospital, Longmont
Jason Amrich, Vice President Operations, Longs Peak Hospital, Longmont
Steve Schwartz, CFO, UCHealth Medical Group
Donna Lankford, VP, Operations, UCHealth Medical Group
Dr. Michael Randle, Chief Medical Officer, UCHealth Medical Group

Dr. William Neff, Chief Medical Officer, UCHealth
Stan Gunstream, MD, Chief Quality Officer, UCHealth

Board of directors

Poudre Valley Health System Board of Directors

An 11-member board of directors governs UCHealth in Northern Colorado.

Christine Chin - Chairwoman

Mike Dellenbach - Vice Chairman

Dan Stroh - Past Chairman

Chris Osborn

Dr. James Sprowell

Thain Michie

Laurie Steele

Tess Heffernan

Dennis Houska

John A. Mentgen

Awards and recognition

1 of 10 hospitals in the nation

PVH nursing has been the recipient of numerous national recognitions. The hospital has had Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence since 2000 (2000, 2004, 2009, 2013). It’s one of only ten hospitals in the nation to earn this designation four times. The Magnet designation recognizes excellence in nursing services and is considered the gold standard for nursing practice.

Donna Poduska, PVH’s chief nursing officer notes: “Magnet designation provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care that they can expect to receive from a hospital. Magnet status reinforces to patients and community members that PVH is one of the nation’s top hospitals for nursing and patient care. It’s about dedication, commitment and quality.”

PVH was the first recipient of the American Nurses Association / NDNQI Outstanding Quality Award and has received other national awards for patient-care excellence.