Poudre Valley Hospital named one of nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

Fort Collins hospital has received honor nine times since 1994
March 4, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo.  – For the ninth time, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.

The recognition is based on overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year’s winners:

  • 126,472 additional lives could be saved.
  • 108,926 additional patients could be complication-free.
  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.
  • Episode-of-illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average.
Registered nurse Bree Anderson talks with patient Sandra Conaway at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. PVH was recognized this week as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Photo by Kati Blocker / University of Colorado Health.

PVH, which is part of UCHealth, was one of three Colorado hospitals recognized in the study, which was announced in Monday’s edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. [List of winners]

“To be honored like this for the ninth time is a testament to the dedication and passion of our nurses, physicians and staff,” said Kevin Unger, PVH president and CEO. “We will continue to work unceasingly to improve lives each and every day by focusing on providing the very best quality, safety and service for our patients.”

This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today, said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics. “They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction and community value at a reasonable cost,” she said.

Truven, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., used research and independent public data to conduct its study, which compared hospitals — approximately 3,000 — against their peers in size and teaching status.

Hospitals do not apply and winners do not pay to market their inclusion on the 100 Top Hospitals list.

About UCHealth

University of Colorado Health is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. University of Colorado Health combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, University of Colorado Hospital and a network of more than 40 medical clinics into one organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.

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