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Colorado’s Health Care System – 6th in Nation

The Commonwealth Fund has ranked Colorado in sixth place among the states in its overall health system performance.  Sixth place represents a five state just from the last ranking on the “health care scorecard” where Colorado was in eleventh place among the states and the District of Columbia.  The survey typically evaluates change over a […]

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Five Colo. Hospitals Among Best at Nurse-Patient Communication

Five Colorado Hospitals were ranked among the best in a national survey that reviewed communication evaluations from patients on their hospital nurses.  The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey reviewed CMS Hospital Compare data for a one year period ending in March 2016, the most recent data available. The five top […]

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Five Colo. Hospitals among Truven Health Analytics- “2017- 100 Top Hospitals”

Five Colorado hospitals have been included in the 2017 edition of Truven Health Analytics’ “100 Top Hospitals”.   The survey stratifies hospitals by five peer comparison groups:  major teaching, teaching, large community, medium community, and small community hospitals. This year’s recognitions went to University of Colorado Hospital – Aurora in the major teaching category;  Poudre Valley […]

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Three Colo. Orgs. among Becker’s “2017 Great Places to Work”

Three Colorado healthcare organizations are included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2017 national edition of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare”.    UCHealth and DaVita HealthCare Partners were recognized once again.  Both were included in the 2016 edition of the list.  New to the list is the Denver-based, national Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. UCHealth was […]

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Healthgrades’ 2017 Top Hospitals Named

Denver-based Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information on physicians and hospitals, has released  its 2017 list of “America’s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals”.   Seven Colorado hospitals were identified among the nations best based on clinical quality outcomes and patient engagement over a multi-year time period. Hospitals fall into one of two categories based […]

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Colorado Shares First Place with Utah in Shortest ER Wait Times

ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit news organization, has development an interactive tool known as “ER Wait Watcher”.   The tool is used to compare key data variables among hospitals to help patients make informed decisions on care options.  Data is available for a majority of hospitals in each of the 50 states.  For example, the “ER […]

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CHA’s “Community Benefits Survey”

For a third year, the Colorado Hospital Association has conducted a “Community Benefits Survey” of its member hospitals and health systems to determine a more accurate measure of its members’ impact within their communities.  61 of the 100 Colorado member hospitals and health systems took part in the survey, using data from fiscal year 2015. […]

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Healthgrades Names 11 Colo. Hospitals Among Best for Clinical Excellence

Denver-based Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information on physicians and hospitals, has released  its 2017  “Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence”.  Eleven Colorado hospitals were rated in the top 5 percent nationally.  The evaluations measured factors related to the lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates.   The research tracked 21 of 32 common […]

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One Colo. Hospital on National List of Best Patient-rated Facilities

Animas Surgical Hospital in Durango is the only Colorado hospital to be recognized as one of the 57 best overall patient-rated hospitals in the country. Becker’s hospital review compiled the list from HCAHPS scores found on CMS’ Hospital Compare website for the period April 2015 through March 2016.   To be selected, Hospitals needed to receive […]

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Medical Service Pricing Differences Across State – Not Simply Geography

The Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) has released a new report on the topic of payment variations for health care services from around the State.  Their findings revealed that the same services and procedures can vary significantly from one location to another.   However, generalizing about specific locations and volume of services performed […]

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