Fort Collins Medical Center And The University Of Colorado Health At Poudre Valley Hospital

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In the following document Banner Fort Collins Medical Center (BFMC) and the University of Colorado Health at Poudre Valley Hospital (UC Health at PVH) will be examined. To begin with, both organizations will be briefly described. Then a nursing philosophy will be introduced for each organization. Following the nursing philosophy, a compare and contrast of each organization’s philosophy will be illuminated. Finally, the summary will conclude with any additional thoughts on philosophy as it relates to the findings of the two organizations described. Initially BFMC was born with the merger of two nonprofit organizations, the Samaritan Health System and the Lutheran Health System in 1999 (Banner Medical Center (BMC), 2016). Today BMC has grown into one of the largest non- profit healthcare systems in the country with its 29 hospital networks in 7 states, and greater than 39,000 employees (BMC, 2016). This past spring of 2015, Banner opened up its 29th hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. The facility currently has 24 beds and 149 employees (BMC, 2016). Key services that the Fort Collins facility provides are; emergency care, medical imaging, orthopedics, surgery, women’s services and telehealth (BMC, 2016). Because BFMC is new to town they do not have a Magnet designation or any other awards, but they are Joint Commission Accredited. When considering longstanding facilities in Fort Collins, most people think of Poudre Valley Hospital. Poudre Valley Hospital had humble

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