Platte Valley Medical Center is an excellent place to work with a proven success of hiring and retaining quality employees. In fact, the turnover rate among our associates is significantly lower than that of Denver metro area healthcare facilities. In 2015, Platte Valley’s overall turnover rate was 13.2% compared to a Denver Metro area healthcare turnover rate of 24.3%.
A Culture of Excellence and Care
Platte Valley Medical Center is proud of our Planetree Designation which represents the highest level of evidence based achievement in patient/person-centered care. All associates at Platte Valley commit to the Platte Valley Behavior Standards that help to sustain our culture of excellence. Platte Valley is Brighton’s third largest employer with 750 staff and we recognize and value that one of our greatest strengths continues to derive from the friendships and alliances found throughout the Hospital.
A Culture of Safety
With clinical staff comprising 60% of our associate base, we have adopted a nationally recognized teamwork system to improve patient safety, communication, and leadership skills. This evidence-based program, Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (Team-STEPPS), is designed for health care professionals and is scientifically rooted in more than 20 years of research and lessons from the application of teamwork principles.
Platte Valley Medical Center continually strives to be an organization where people are proud to work. We provide a unique culture that fosters teamwork, service excellence, and fun in a supportive environment. Our Associates participate in a staff satisfaction survey on a regular basis to provide information to leaders on how well the organization supports our associates. Platte Valley has consistently improved with each survey in all areas — work life, leadership, mission, quality and safety.
About the Area
Brighton, Colorado is a rapidly growing, friendly community of over 36,700 and has been named one of the seven most notable high-growth places in the United States. Brighton retains traces of its earliest pioneers — Japanese and Hispanic settlers — as well as the farmers, rail barons and retail pioneers who envisioned a little city in this valley on the plains.
Today, its historic downtown is being reborn to provide the backbone for residents and entrepreneurs yet to come. The rich remnants of Brighton’s agricultural heritage are braided into lively brand new neighborhoods that contain the kinds of stores and services city dwellers demand. There’s also much more in store for newcomers who discover the small-town friendliness and easy way of life in this city on the move. Positioned east of I-25, along the Hwy 85 and I-76 corridors, Brighton enjoys fabulous panoramic views of the Front Range Rocky Mountains and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Outstanding recreation includes biking, hiking, skiing, fishing, picnicking, as well as school and club sports (i.e. hockey, baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball and track). If your extracurricular interests include the arts or sporting events, a myriad of entertainment opportunities are minutes away.