The University of Colorado Hospital's Banner 2010
In many ways 2010 was a banner year for our hospital, filled with many accomplishments. Most importantly, we helped some 700,000 people deal with health issues big and small.
The letters and emails they send us mean everything to us. But the recognition we got from others was nice, too. Our favorites:
UCH Cited as a Top Ten Academic Medical Center
In October UCH was cited as one of the top 10 academic medical centers in the country based on quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction, by the University HealthSystem Consortium. UCH was ranked as the 8th best-performing academic hospital nationwide in 2010, a significant improvement from its 28th spot in 2009. The top ten showing comes after several years of deliberate focus on clinical improvements.
5280 Magazine Names 64 UCH Physicians as "Top Docs"
In its annual "Top Docs" issue, 5280: Denver's Magazine named 64 UCH physicians in 47 specialties as doctors who other doctors said they would choose to treat them and their families.
Here's the list.
National Accreditation for Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program
UCH Announces Plans to Build a Second Inpatient Tower
University of Colorado Hospital announces its plans to add a second inpatient tower to meet what has become an enormous demand for its services. At a cost of about $400 million, the project brings more patient beds, more emergency care and more jobs to the Anschutz Medical Campus and to Colorado.
Find out more about this ambitious project.
3rd Consecutive Magnet® Designation Recognizes UCH Nursing Excellence
For the third consecutive time, University of Colorado Hospital received international recognition for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Of the 362 Magnet hospitals in the U.S., fewer than 30, including UCH, have been recognized three times for nursing excellence.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks UCH in Four Specialties
UCH Foundation Announces Cancer Center Expansion Campaign
An EPIC Project is Moving Forward at UCH
UCH and UCCC: Continuing a Strong Partnership
Denver Post Names Bruce Schroffel "Business Person of the Year"
In December, The Denver Post named UCH President and CEO Bruce Schroffel its "Business Person of the Year" for 2010. According to the Post, "Schroffel has elevated the hospital's reputation . . . to a highly respected institution that serves both insured and uninsured patients." Read the full story at DenverPost.com (photo courtesy Denver Post).