HealthGrades® recognizes NCMC and McKee
HealthGrades® has ranked North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the in the country for emergency care for two straight years.
HealthGrades has recognized both hospitals with its 2011 and 2012 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award,™ which recognizes the top 5 percent of acute care hospitals nationwide based on quality of care provided to patients in 12 areas. Those include:
- heart attack
- bowel obstruction
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- heart failure
- gastrointestinal bleeding
- diabetic acidosis
- pulmonary embolism
- respiratory failure
This award recognizes not only the care provided by the Emergency department. It acknowledges all care provided for patients who come to the facilities in an emergency including their arrival, admission and throughout their stay.
NCMC and McKee were the only two in Northern Colorado to receive this designation.
In addition to the Emergency Medicine award, both NCMC and McKee also received the 2011 and 2012 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.™ This distinction places the hospitals in the top 5 percent in the nation for overall quality outcomes.
HealthGrades analyzes nearly 5,000 hospitals annually using the most recent three years of Medicare patient data available. The company then compares actual performance to predicted performance for specific patient outcomes, mortality or major complications.
These distinctions in back-to-back years reflect the high quality of care throughout these hospitals. Many admissions begin with a trip to the emergency department and these achievements show that high-quality care continues at every stage of the patients’ health care journey.