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NCMC, McKee ranked in 100 Top Hospitals


Truven recognition follows recent Healthgrades distinction

GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 25, 2013) – Truven Health Analytics SM, formerly Thomson Reuters, announced today that North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center are among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals based on overall organizational performance.

According to Truven, the study evaluates 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; following clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia. The study is celebrating its 20th year, and has been conducted annually since 1993.

McKee is owned and NCMC is operated by Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health care systems with 23 hospitals in seven states. In addition, Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz., was named to the list. Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Ariz., was previously recognized as a Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital.

In Colorado, McKee and NCMC comprise two of the four hospitals named to the list. NCMC was recognized among teaching hospitals and McKee among medium community hospitals.
This recognition follows the recent announcement that McKee and NCMC were recognized by Healthgrades in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally as Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence. NCMC was recognized by Healthgrades as a Top 100 Hospital placing it in the top 2 percent of hospitals nationally.

“These recognitions by Truven and Healthgrades represent the commitment and collaboration that our employees demonstrate day in and day out,” said Sheldon Stadnyk, Banner Health Western Region chief medical officer. “We accept this distinction in the name of our patients as well. The desire to create a safe and ideal outcome for each individual who entrusts their care to us is what drives Banner and all of its hospitals. We hope to build on this success as we enter the era of healthcare reform.” 

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Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 23 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit

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