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Colorado’s Health Care Ranks 13th in Nation

Colorado ranks in the 13th position among the states for best health care based on a recent WalletHub survey.  The analysis measured availability of care, value and outcomes to determine the rankings. WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 measures of cost, accessibility and outcome.  Hawaii topped the list […]

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Connect for Health Colorado Audit Completed

An audit of Connect for Health Colorado has been completed for the State Legislative Audit Committee.  The audit shows that the state-run marketplace is narrowing the gap needed to become financially self-sufficient compared to findings in the exchange’s last audit in 2014.  Expenses have been reduced by $18.5 million between 2015 and 2017 and revenue […]

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“Most Wired” Hospitals in Colorado

Eight Colorado hospitals and health systems have been recognized as “Most Wired” in Hospitals & Health Network’s 19th edition of the Most Wired Survey.  The survey found that most hospitals have shifted from acquiring the technology to actually integrating the IT into the inner workings of the hospital and as a resource to enhance patient […]

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2016 Annual Report from The Colorado Trust

The 20016 Annual Report for The Colorado Trust is available at the link below.  2016 was the second year for the foundation’s “Community Partnerships” program that empowers local communities to develop health equity strategies uniquely designed for their own area of the State.   Also included is a report on the 2016 grants awarded and accompanying […]

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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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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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