COVID-19 Success Story

Compassionate Caregivers, Clinical Excellence & Award-Winning Care

Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) in Brighton, Colorado became the first private general medical-surgical hospital in Adams and Southern Weld Counties in 1960. Today, Platte Valley is a 98-bed community hospital and is a member of the SCL Health System. Platte Valley is on the front lines of COVID-19 care, with its “healthcare heroes” making unique impacts daily.

PVMC Team Proved Themselves Ready for the COVID-19 Challenge

Ordinary people often become extraordinary when faced with circumstances and challenges unexpected where there is little from past experience to rely on and immediate preparation is needed. As with other health care facilities across the nation, Platte Valley Medical Center found itself on the front lines fighting an unseen enemy called COVID-19. For many a crisis like this could be overwhelming, but their staff proved themselves ready for the challenge.

The level of care, measures taken for the safety of patients, their families and our associates, and all the behind the scenes preparation, could easily be a model for other hospitals and hospital systems. To say Platte Valley is proud of its staff and the support they have provided during this crisis and continue to provide is an understatement for they have gone over and beyond in providing the best possible care of our patients while also protecting those subject to the disease.

Among those celebrated through music, applause and cheers upon their discharge after long battles with COVID-19 was our own Chief of Police, Paul Southard. Below are photos of Chief Southard “triumphantly” leaving Platte Valley after fighting the coronavirus.

"Although we cannot claim success for every patient who fought this virus, there were many who would not have survived if it had not been for the intervention of our medical team. Their success in overcoming this disease is our success as well."

Platte Valley Thanks Community for Donated Supplies & Donations

Platte Valley was overwhelmed with very generous donations from the community that wanted to keep the care teams safe and as comfortable as possible. The hospital has received boxes and boxes of gloves,  wipes, face mask loops, gowns, goggles, face shields, hair covers, cleaning supplies and much more. Corporate neighbors also have shown their appreciation by donating supplies and lifting spirits. Here are just a few examples – there are many more! 

  • Home Depot gave 54 potted pansies to associates as Easter gifts. (“Home Depot staff even stayed late to plant the pansies for us!! ) 
  • Walmart dropped off six palettes of water, soda, water bottles, gloves, snacks and hand sanitizer.
  • Redeemer Bible Church in Brighton wanted to show their appreciation and support for our EVS team and donated cookies, wrote a personalized letter to each EVS associate and made a large beautiful poster thanking them for all they do keeping the hospital clean!
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Books – All of the Platte Valley nurses and many other caregivers received a signed copy of Chick en Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses or Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul. 

The Platte Valley Emergency Relief Fund and Platte Valley Meals for Associates Fund were set up by the foundation, and through the generosity of numerous community donors, we were able to partner with local restaurants and build a win-win partnership that provided many hundreds of complimentary meals for Platte Valley associates in April. Sincere thanks to Platte Valley Nutritional Services and everyone who has donated to the fund and secured support for associate meals!  

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Deb Durand

VP, Investor & Community Relations