North Colorado Medical Center honored as 'Banner’s Best of the Best'
GREELEY, Colo. (March 3, 2011) – Banner Health has awarded North Colorado Medical Center Banner’s Best of the Best Award for outstanding performance in the health care system. NCMC is the only hospital in Banner’s Western Region to receive the award.
The award is given to the Banner facilities/entities achieving the most targeted goals in Banner’s strategic initiative categories of patient care, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance and employee engagement.
The award was presented to NCMC Chief Executive Officer Rick Sutton during a leadership conference held at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. The video conference was broadcast at Banner Health facilities throughout the system.
“This award is a direct reflection of the commitment by our staff, our physicians and our volunteers to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care,” Sutton said. “I am so proud to work with a team so focused on serving our community.”
Banner Health, a nonprofit hospital system based in Phoenix, owns and operates 23 hospitals and health care facilities in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.
In addition to receiving Banner’s Best of the Best Award, Banner Health awarded NCMC four individual honors presented for meeting and exceeding benchmarks set by Banner Health’s senior management team. Among them were awards that address: surgical care, pediatric asthma and infection rates.
Banner Health was recently recognized in Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the Top Ten integrated health systems in the nation. Banner is also recognized as a Top 10 health system in the nation by Thomson Reuters, which also was published in Modern Healthcare magazine.
ABOUT NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER
NCMC is a fully accredited, private, not-for-profit facility licensed to operate 398 beds. It serves as a regional medical center with community-based and specialty services in a service area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. A family-centered obstetrics unit, cardiovascular, oncology, ortho/neuro, Level II trauma, Western States Burn Center and acute inpatient rehabilitation are among the many services offered through the medical center. Nearly 400,000 square feet of new patient care space was added to the northern Colorado region when NCMC opened an expanded facility in December 2005. Included is the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado featuring state-of-the-art heart services; expanded birthing center and neonatal care unit, new intensive care units and new surgical suites.
ABOUT BANNER HEALTH
Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Banner has 23 facilities that offer an array of services including hospital care, home care, hospice care, nursing registries, surgery centers, laboratories, rehabilitation services. These facilities are located in seven states – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming. In addition to emergency and medical services, Banner Health medical centers house a variety of specialized services, including heart care, cancer treatment, delivery of high-order multiple births, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, rehabilitation services, and behavioral health services.