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North Colorado Medical Center receives Healthgrades recognition

 

GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 23, 2012) — North Colorado Medical Center’s Pulmonary, Gastroenterology and Critical Care programs today received the America’s 100 Best Hospital awards from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital.

The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.

Patient outcomes are important to consumers making choices today about hospitals. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 86 percent of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose—or not choose—a hospital if they could learn ahead of time the mortality rates for a certain procedure.


Healthgrades recognitions for NCMC include:
America’s Best 100 Hospitals

  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ in 2013
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ for two years in a row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for two years in a row (2012-2013)
    Cardiac
  • Ranked No. 6 in Colorado for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Ranked No. 7 in Colorado for Cardiac Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked No. 7 in Colorado for Cardiology Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Colorado for Overall Cardiac Services for four years in a row (2010-2013) (Ranked 6 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Colorado for Cardiac Surgery for two years in a row (2012-2013) (Ranked 7 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Colorado for Cardiology Services for four years in a row (2010-2013) (Ranked 7 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for two years in a row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for eight years in a row (2006-2013)
    Neurosciences
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for six years in a row (2008-2013)
    Pulmonary
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for five years in a row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for two years in a row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked No. 1 in Colorado for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Colorado for Overall Pulmonary Services for seven years in a row (2007-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services for five years in a row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for seven years in a row (2007-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for seven years in a row (2007-2013)
    Gastrointestinal
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for four years in a row (2010-2013)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades General Surgery Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall GI Services for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for General Surgery for three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked No. 2 in Colorado for GI Services in 2013
  • Ranked No. 3 in Colorado for General Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked No. 2 in Colorado for GI Medical Treatment in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Colorado for GI Services for seven years in a row (2007-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in Colorado for General Surgery for three years in a row (2011-2013) (Ranked 3 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Colorado for GI Medical Treatment for seven years in a row (2007-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for GI Medical Treatment for two years in a row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for GI Procedures and Surgeries for seven years in a row (2007-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for six years in a row (2008-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for four years in a row (2010-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis in 2013
    Critical Care
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for five years in a row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Critical Care for five years in a row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked No. 2 in Colorado for Critical Care in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in Colorado for Critical Care for five years in a row (2009-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Critical Care for five years in a row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for seven years in a row (2007-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for six years in a row (2008-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for seven years in a row (2007-2013)
    Emergency Medicine
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2010-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Emergency Medicine for three years in a row (2010-2012)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Emergency Medicine for three years in a row (2010-2012)


“With these recognitions, we recognized the ongoing commitment of our staff to providing excellent patient care,” said Rick Sutton, NCMC CEO.

According to the Healthgrades study, the risk of death is 58 percent lower at hospitals receiving 5 stars versus all other hospitals. The 2013 performance outcomes are now available free to the public at www.healthgrades.com.


For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness)..

ABOUT NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER
North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, nonprofit facility licensed to operate 378 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.

ABOUT BANNER HEALTH
Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner has 23 facilities in seven states – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.

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