More than 200 new health care jobs are being added in Colorado as UCHealth and partner Adeptus Health prepare to open two community hospitals.
In mid-June, UCHealth Broomfield Hospital will be the first of UCHealth’s hospitals to open via a partnership with Adeptus Health. The approximately 80,000-square-foot facility at 11820 Destination Drive will have 22 inpatient beds and an emergency room as well as an intensive care unit, operating rooms and a full radiology suite.
“This is a very community-based hospital,” said Ryan Toedtman, UCHealth’s project manager for talent acquisition. “As with the other hospitals, our goal is to have an impact in this community by providing care closer to home.”
UCHealth Grandview Hospital, 5623 Pulpit Peak View in Colorado Springs, is expected to open in August. The 60,000-square-foot facility also includes 22 inpatient beds, an emergency room, operating rooms, an intensive care unit and a full radiology suite, and will create approximately 100 new jobs.
“We are excited to provide area residents with access to the highest level of health care in the state — but right in their community,” said Derek Rushing, CEO of UCHealth Broomfield and Grandview hospitals. “These will be full-service hospitals able to handle people’s needs right here, closer to where they live and work. But we also are part of the larger UCHealth network, which will provide patients and their families a seamless experience if they do find themselves needing an even higher level of specialized care.”
Hiring for the more than 100 jobs in Broomfield started in March, and UCHealth is still recruiting for registered nurses for the hospital’s medical/surgical unit, intensive care unit and emergency department. Perioperatives also are needed for the post-anesthesia care unit and operating room. While all employees will be working for the UCHealth-Adeptus Health partnership, clinical staff are hired by and are employees of UCHealth, while managers are employees of Adeptus.
“We’ve had a huge interest in the Broomfield Hospital and have a strong candidate pool both internally and externally,” Toedtman said.
As Broomfield hiring winds down, hiring for Grandview Hospital is expected to ramp up, he said. Employment opportunities will be posted internally at UCHealth before becoming available to the public. People interested in positions at either hospital can contact Ryan Toedtman at 303.752.8338 or [email protected]. Open positions will also be posted on the UCHealth careers page.
Along with supplying Colorado with new health care employment opportunities, UCHealth also has added to the state’s construction job growth.
Broomfield construction has supported 300 construction jobs. Grandview construction has also employed 300 workers. In addition, UCHealth’s Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont — a 190,000-square-foot, 50-plus-bed hospital expected to open in 2017 — is supporting 500 construction jobs. And once complete, Longs Peak Hospital will create about 200 new health care employment opportunities.