Platte Valley Medical Center (Colorado, US)

A 58-bed acute care facility serving the Brighton community in Colorado and surrounding 40 square miles (104 square kilometers). The Adventist Health System began managing the Brighton Community Hospital in 1978. The hospital had been in existence since 1960, when a number of the citizens of Brighton organized a fund drive and built the combination nursing home/hospital. As time went on, the citizens of Brighton began to realize that they could no longer feasibly operate a small, local hospital. The governing board began surveying several Denver area hospitals, looking for a management team. After negotiations were completed, they elected to sign a management contract with the Adventist Health System, aligning themselves with Porter Memorial Hospital. The goals of the Adventist Health Syst...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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