At UCHealth, we measure success first by patient outcomes and satisfaction. With an academic medical center at our core, we have at hand the newest technologies and the latest proven treatments – but those advantages mean little unless we have helped you regain a level of wellness that opens you to life’s possibilities.

We serve the people of Colorado and the nation with the very latest in patient and family-centered care and service. Separately, our institutions provide superior care to patients and are committed to service the communities we are honored to serve. Together, we push the boundaries of medicine as we improve health through innovation.

Our unique combination of academic-based and community-focused medicine, brings innovative and leading-edge care to patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

Over the years UCHealth facilities and programs have earned – and continue to earn – numerous awards and recognitions.

Awards and recognition: 2022-23 national rankings

IBM Watson/Merative 100 Top Hospitals List (by category)


This year’s study of US hospitals began with the same goal that has driven each study since the beginning of the 100 Top Hospitals program: To identify top performers and deliver insights that may help all healthcare organizations better focus their improvement initiatives on achieving consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. 

Category: Major teaching hospitals

  • UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

Category: Teaching hospitals

  • UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital
Lown Institute Hospital Index


The Lown Institute rating uses a variety of sources for its data, including data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Securities and Exchange Commission filings and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among other sources.

Recently, the Lown Institute ranked UCHPoudre Valley Hospital and Longs Peak Hospital the top three out of 62 hospitals in Colorado for health care value.

U.S. News and World Report
  • UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital / #1 in Colorado / 5 nationally-ranked specialties
  • UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies / #2 in Colorado / Recognized in 17 types of care
  • Memorial Hospital / #4 in Colorado / Recognized in 10 types of care
  • Poudre Valley Hospital / #5 in Colorado / Recognized in 9 types of care

Nursing awards

Five consecutive Magnet® designations by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Poudre Valley Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital), an accomplishment fewer than 30 hospitals worldwide have achieved. Medical Center of the Rockies is a 3-time Magnet designated hospital.

Multiple Nightingale Award winners for excellence in nursing care.