At UCHealth, 79 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 929 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.62. It was published on Apr 10, 2017. 17373 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People care about each other here.
I feel I make a difference here.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.

What They Do

We asked UCHealth to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We provide quality health care services to patients. We push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation. We exist to make communities healthier and improve modern medicine.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Aurora, Colorado, 80045 US Sites: 100
Major Locations: Aurora, Colorado; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fort Collins, Colorado; Loveland, Colorado US Employees: 15,449
US Revenues: $3,300 million Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 2012

Perks and Programs

We asked UCHealth to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Retirement program: To help employees prepare for retirement, we offer exceptional benefits including four savings plans. First, all employees benefit from a UCHealth-paid pension plan. Employees may also save for retirement with 403(b) and 457(b) deferred compensation plans. UCHealth provides 100 percent matching on the first 3 percent of employee contributions to the 403(b) plan. Lastly, as an alternative to Social Security, UCHealth offers a 401(a) Investment Account.
  • Voluntary Benefit Program: We support our employees' well-being through a variety of programs, including: Wellness benefits through the statewide Be Colorado program. Employees may earn $25 a month for logging 30 minutes of exercise per day for 12 days in the same month. Plan members who participate in annual biometric screenings receive a discount ($10/pay period, $240 annually) on their medical insurance premiums. Gym discounts are available to Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and through partnerships with local gyms. Voluntary critical illness, accident, identity theft and home/auto insurance is available at reduced group rates. Free counseling and legal services are offered through our employee assistance program.
  • Annual employee recognition gift: We are committed to making sure our employees know how much we appreciate them. Each year during the holiday season, employees may choose a gift from a variety of online selections. Options include a branded item, a grocery store or movie gift card, participation in an off-site, employer-paid event, such as a movie day, or the employee may choose to donate their gift to the local charity designated by each hospital.
  • Milestone program: We recognize, celebrate and thank employees for their years of service. Three-year milestone honorees receive a UCHealth logoed coat. Milestone anniversaries starting at five years of service are celebrated in increments of five years (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 etc.). Honorees may select a Milestone gift from a catalog mailed to their home. Employees celebrating 20 or more years of service (in five year increments) are invited with a guest to attend an evening dinner and celebration at each region. These select employees may also choose from a selection of gifts respective to their years of service.
  • Employee Assistance Fund: In times of financial hardship, employees may apply for aid through the employee-funded emergency assistance fund. Monetary and PTO donations are accepted from all employees, for all employees.
  • Employee Advisory Groups: At UCHealth, we take time to ask employees for their input before we introduce a program or change that affects them. We rely on the guidance and feedback from our Employee Advisory Groups to fuel major initiatives throughout the organization. Composed of up to 18 full-time and part-time employees and managers in each region, members discuss issues that affect their peers and the workplace, such as communication, diversity, engagement, quality, employee satisfaction and recognition. The groups frequently advise both leadership and HR professionals at UCHealth on these matters and others that may impact the workplace.
  • Total Compensation Statements: We provide employees with secure, online access to their personalized pay and benefits information. These statements help employees see the value of their total compensation package, plan financially for retirement and take full advantage of benefits offered.
  • Recognizing You Program: UCHealth recognizes and supports the workforce that supports the well-being of our patients. UCHealth has a system-wide online employee recognition program, Recognizing You, which utilizes e-cards, a point-based awards system distributed by leaders, milestone awards and recognition for years of service, and Celebrating You, employee awards based on the organization’s standards of excellence. Five Celebrating You winners are selected per region per month and are invited to celebrations throughout the year. In addition, employees may nominate a team or department for the Teams We Treasure award, given to teams who make progress in service excellence and patient satisfaction metrics. Two teams are selected per region each month. Team winners are recognized by leadership and receive a treasure chest of goodies for their hard work.
  • Education Assistance: Financial assistance for continuing education, such as the UCHealth tuition reimbursement program, helps incentivize employees to pursue higher education. Employees can receive up to $4,000 in tuition reimbursement per year.
  • Rest and Relaxation: Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies provide on-site massage therapy for employees at a discounted rate. At University of Colorado Hospital, three “Zen” rooms located throughout units offer employees a peaceful escape from a stressful work environment and help fight compassion fatigue among clinical staff. These rooms feature massage chairs, ambient lighting, aromatherapy and water features. Staff may attend compassion fatigue classes designed to help them with burnout, and work-related stress challenges most health care workers face. Compassion Fatigue is led by a trained compassion fatigue and trauma specialist with many years of experience in health care and teaching has facilitated this workshop for a number of nurses, doctors, social workers, chaplains, case managers, patient access staff, military and law enforcement. 


100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 3% of salary86% Company-paid health coverage for employees
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $4,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement


Set days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks (70% use it)
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (Cafeterias, fitness classes, financial fitness lunch and learns, weight rooms, meditation rooms)


84 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 84 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
84 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Director, Employee Health, Wellbeing and Diversity is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

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Workforce Diversity




hiring Outlook

15% Job Growth 12 Average applicants per opening
123,156 Total job applicants 14% New hires by employee referrals
41% Openings filled by current employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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