Residents’ health care in northern Colorado apparently couldn’t be in better hands.
North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, McKee Medical Center in Loveland and Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins have all landed on the Truven Analytics list of 100 top hospitals in the country. The results were announced Monday.
The Truven study evaluates 10 areas to make its findings: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; following clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a news release. The study has been conducted annually for 20 years.
NCMC is operated by Banner Health, a nationwide nonprofit health care system with 23 hospitals in seven states. The health system also owns and operates McKee.
It’s the eighth year Poudre Valley has made the list, as well, according to a news release. Poudre Valley is now aligned with University of Colorado Health.
“The desire to create a safe and ideal outcome for each individual who entrusts their care to us is what drives Banner and all of its hospitals. We hope to build on this success as we enter the era of healthcare reform,” Sheldon Stadnyk, Banner Health Western Region chief medical officer, said.
Rose Medical Center in Denver was the only other hospital in Colorado that made the list.
Last week, McKee and NCMC both were recognized by Healthgrades in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally as Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence. NCMC was recognized by Healthgrades as a Top 100 Hospital, placing it in the top 2 percent of hospitals nationally.