Community Benefits Report

For fiscal year 2022

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 clinic locations 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.

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.

Committed to our communities

UCHealth 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 and to proactively prevent and treat medical concerns.

Our areas of focus

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.

COVID-19 response

UCHealth is a leader in the COVID-19 response and serves as a critical resource for other providers and the entire Rocky Mountain region.

Treatment and prevention

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

UCHealth also has a longstanding commitment to invest in our workforce.

Community Health Needs Assessment

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.

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

Community partners

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

Hospital Transformation Program

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.

Investing in our workforce

UCHealth is a committed employer, passionate about creating paths to career development and enhancements for all our staff.

  • Emotional well-being resources for our providers and employees (e.g., UCHealth First Call, Health Care Worker Emergency Relief Fund)
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion action plan focused on our people, our patients and our community.
  • Military support programs for our staff who serve in the military, including enhanced paid-leave benefits and dedicated military leave coordinator.
  • Partnerships with numerous community colleges and universities to support the training of health care professionals.