Community Benefits Report

For fiscal year 2020

Improving the lives of those we serve

UCHealth is a Colorado-owned, nonprofit 501(c)(3) integrated health system with 12 hospitals and more than 150 UCHealth-owned and affiliated clinics serving patients in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.

As Colorado’s only integrated community and academic health system, we are dedicated to improving lives by providing the region’s most advanced, highest-quality medical care with an exceptional patient experience.

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Our mission.

We improve lives.
In big ways, through learning, healing and discovery.
In small, personal ways through human connection.
But in all ways, we improve lives.

Our vision.

From health care to health.

Our values.

Patients first.
Integrity.
Excellence.

UCHealth community contributionsUCHealth gives back through uncompensated care, research, education and programs to support our patients and the communities we serve. It is part of our commitment to help as many people as possible live extraordinary lives.

Staying connected to our communities allows us to understand needs, to proactively prevent and treat medical concerns and to improve lives.

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Access to care >

Increasing access to care through virtual health, a commitment to Medicaid and lower-cost care options.

Behavioral health >

Expanding and investing in behavioral
health services.

Treatment and prevention >

Designing the future of medicine and bringing advanced care to patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region with innovations in treatment and prevention.

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) describes the health status of a hospital’s community and is to be used by the hospital and other collaborators when developing an implementation plan that addresses one or more identified community needs.

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CHNA hard copies are also available at each hospital’s administrative offices.

We partner with and invest in community organizations to address major social determinants of health, such as homelessness and food insecurity.

Community partners

The Hospital Transformation Program (HTP) is a value-based program for hospitals caring for Medicaid clients.

The HTP requests that hospitals in the state of Colorado focus on the following primary goals:

  • Improve patient outcomes through care redesign and integration of care across settings
  • Improve the patient experience in the delivery system by ensuring appropriate care in appropriate settings
  • Lower Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) costs through reductions in avoidable hospital utilization and increased effectiveness and efficiency in care delivery
  • Accelerate hospitals’ organizational, operational, and systems readiness for value-based payment
  • Increase collaboration between hospitals and other providers, particularly Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) participants, in data sharing and analytics and evidence-based care coordination and care transitions, integrated physical and behavioral care delivery, chronic care management, and community-based population health and disparities reduction efforts.
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