Community Hospital

SCL Health Platte Valley

Brighton, CO


The new Community Hospital reinforces the Medical Center’s commitment to patient- and family-centered care. Sited on 50 acres, the medical campus offers expansive views of the Rocky Mountains and nearby Barr Lake. The cost-conscious design utilizes familiar local materials and a color palette inspired by the natural environment.

The facility includes a Level IV trauma center and expanded heart program, as well as Colorado’s first Level II special-care nursery with eight private rooms – incorporating overnight family accommodations – for at-risk infants. The luxurious Women’s & Newborn Center features private rooms with hotel-like finishes and amenities, including room service from an in-house bistro and barista.

Since its opening, public interest in employment and/or volunteer opportunities have increased, as has the Hospital’s market share in a competitive landscape. Phase 2 of the project added a Medical Office Building.

WHR Architects was the Design Architect in collaboration with Fentress Architects as the Associate Architect.

Building Facts

  • 228,000 GSF
  • 300 beds
  • 55,000 SF medical building