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Medical School Class of 2021 Nears Completion

Dean John  Riley of the University of Colorado School of Medicine has reported in his May 15, 2017 “Dean’s Weekly Message” that the Medical School Class of 2021 is nearing completion.   183 of the 184 seats for incoming medical students are filled. The demographics of the class show:   1.   the average age of the […]

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Leapfrog Report on Hospital Safety Released

Washington D.C.-based The Leapfrog Group is out with its bi-annual ratings of hospital safety, the “Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score”.   Leapfrog Group began its safety reporting scorecard in 2012.   The review analyzes hospital safety records from around the country and assigns a letter grade to more than 2,600 U.S. Hospitals.   The grade […]

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“100 Great Hospitals in America” – 5 in Colorado

Annually, Becker’s Hospital Review analyzes several national hospital rankings to come up with their version of “100 Great Hospitals in America”.  In the 2017 edition, Colorado is represented by five hospitals judged as industry leaders in innovation, quality patient care, and clinical research. The five Colorado hospitals are:  1. Centura Health – Porter Adventist Hospital […]

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First Quarter – Slight Increase in Uninsured Rate

Reviewing first quarter of 2017 data, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows a slight increase in the number of uninsured from rates in 2016.  The Q1-2017 uninsured rate was 11.3 percent compared with rates of 10.9 percent for the last two quarters of 2016.   It is speculated by the pollsters that a portion of that increase could […]

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Series: Health and Its Costs in the Mountains of Colorado

William Scanlon of Colorado Mountain News Media has written a six part series on the unique environment that surrounds health,  health care, and health care costs for Coloradans living in the mountains and on the western slope.  These communities pay on average some of the highest prices for their health care in the nation. The […]

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Ranking the Health of Colorado’s Counties

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute annually survey the health of the nation by individual counties.   Several health outcomes and health factors are measured and then the health of a particular county is compared and ranked with other counties in that state.  Virtually every county in […]

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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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