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Poudre Valley Hospital Nursing Services

Nurses provide professional nursing services at Poudre Valley Hospital and its many outpatient centers and clinics. These services and locations include:

Birthing Center
Breast Diagnostic Center
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Center for Diabetes Services
Center for GI & Special Procedures
Clinical Education
Community & Foundation Development
Emergency Services
Employee Health
Family Medicine Center clinic

Harmony Urgent Care Center
Heart Center Cath Lab
Telemetry Units
Human Resources
Information Services (IT)
Intensive Care Unit
Medical Nursing Unit
Neurosciences Unit
Occupational Health Services
Oncology Nursing Unit

Operating Rooms/Surgical Services
Orthopedic Unit
Outpatient Infusion & Treatment Center
Patient Care Services Administration
Patient Representative
Pediatrics Plus Unit
Quality Resources
Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging
Surgical Unit
Women's Care Unit
Wound Healing Clinic

Nursing services information

PVHS evaluates and uses new technologies that benefit patients and families. We study and improve the way we provide tests and treatments. We work closely with physicians to evaluate the care we offered and what worked, what didn't, and why. We also constantly work to improve our customer service -- that's a major focus for us, and our senior managers and department directors.

Poudre Valley Hospital Inpatient Nursing Service Information

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A 30-bed unit that provides interdisciplinary, collaborative nursing care for adults with acute medical illness. Primary medical diagnoses: renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, infectious and metabolic diseases. Specialized care includes cardiac telemetry and management of complex medication regimes.


A 14-bed unit that provides interdisciplinary, collaborative nursing care for adults with acute oncologic/hematologic and other medical illness. Specialized care includes chemotherapy administration, radiation therapy interventions and management of complex medication regimes.


A 30-bed unit that provides interdisciplinary post-surgical nursing care to patients with diagnoses relating to gall bladder, abdominal surgery, thoracotomy, radical neck surgery, and bariatric surgery, with a focus on fluid/electrolyte balance, nutrition, pain management, tube management, patient education activity and psychosocial support.


A 21-bed unit that provides specialized nursing care for adult pre/post surgical and medical orthopedic patients. The most frequent surgeries include total hip replacement, total knee replacement, laminectomies, and knee surgery. Orthopedics, in collaboration with other disciplines, provides physiological care, psychosocial support, education and care planning.


A 25-bed unit that provides acute nursing care for the treatment of diseases and abnormalities of the nervous system for adult and adolescent patients. Includes neurological inpatients, pre/post-operative neurosurgical patients, neuro-trauma patients and neuro-outpatient observation. Specialized therapies are included in the care for the recovery of complex neuro patients and provided in a safe environment that includes video monitoring and telemetry.

Intensive Care Unit

A 12-bed unit that provides comprehensive health assessments and expert skills in the treatment of complex human responses to life threatening problems. Specialized services include cardiac, hemodynamic, and respiratory monitoring and the timing/monitoring of intra-aortic balloon pumps.

Emergency Services

Provides quality, competitive, timely care for patients with emergent, urgent and non-urgent cases. Part of PVH's level III trauma center, the PVH Emergency Department team cares for more than 50,000 patients each year. Patient conditions range from life threatening illness and trauma to minor illness.

Operating Rooms

Provides inpatient and outpatient surgical intervention for all ages, infant to geriatric, through technically advanced invasive procedures. The PVH Operating Room consists of 13 surgical suites and one cystoscopy room. Specialty areas include robotic surgery, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, maxillofacial, dental and podiatry. The OR performs over 10,000 surgeries each year.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The NICU provides care for up to 25 level IIIa neonates, including critically ill infants requiring ventilator support and neonates during the transition period in the first four to six hours of life. The care/services provided are based on a family focused, developmentally supportive model and nurses work closely with a dedicated team of neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners.

Women & Family Support Team

This group of RNs flexes between the Birthing Center, Women's Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Pediatrics Plus. This unit would be appropriate for the student that is interested in all aspects of the women/child care and wants exposure to all areas within that department.

Women's Care Unit

A 25-bed, 12-crib unit that provides care following the patient- and family-centered model to antepartum, postpartum, well newborns and gynecologic surgical patients. Mothers are encouraged to keep their infants in their room in order to facilitate family-infant interaction and education. One nurse provides care for both the mother and baby.

Pediatrics Plus

A 17-bed unit that includes two Pediatric Intensive Care beds. Specialized nursing care is provided to inpatients and outpatients for both pediatric and gynecologic surgical needs. The Pediatrics Plus staff also cares for mom/baby and med/surg patients.

Telemetry West

A 15-bed unit that provides care for patients who require the services of the cardiovascular team, including patients receiving hemodynamic monitoring of post angioplasty/stent/rotoblation. Nurses in this unit may care for surgical unit patients during busy periods.


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