Archive | Colorado Reports & Surveys

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, Colorado Reports & Surveys, National News, News, Reports & Surveys0 Comments

“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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, Colorado Reports & Surveys, National News, News, Reports & Surveys0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, Colorado Reports & Surveys, News, Reports & Surveys, TOP OF THE DAY0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, Colorado Reports & Surveys, News, Reports & Surveys0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, Colorado Reports & Surveys, News, Reports & Surveys0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, Colorado Reports & Surveys, National News, News, Reports & Surveys0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, Colorado Reports & Surveys, National News, News, Reports & Surveys0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, Colorado Reports & Surveys, National News, News, Reports & Surveys0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, Colorado Reports & Surveys, National News, News, Reports & Surveys0 Comments

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. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, Colorado Reports & Surveys, News, Reports & Surveys0 Comments

Thank You Sponsors

UnitedHealthcare

Thank You For Your Loyalty.

HCCA, publishers of the Colorado Managed Care Newsletter, began reporting on the financing of healthcare in Colorado in December of 1983. As we begin our 33rd year, we are grateful for the opportunity to be one of your sources of information in this ever-changing, healthcare market.