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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

Anschutz Inpatient PavilionIn 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"

5280 Top Docs for 2010

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

Nurse Residency

UCH is among the first hospitals in the United States to receive national accreditation of its post-baccalaureate nurse residency program, in which graduate nurses develop advanced clinical judgment and learn safe, quality care.

UCH Announces Plans to Build a Second Inpatient Tower

UCH New 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

Magnet Announcement

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

Four Medical Specialties

University of Colorado Hospital was ranked in four specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals issue. UCH is the only hospital in the state of Colorado to rank in multiple specialties.

UCH Foundation Announces Cancer Center Expansion Campaign

UCCC Expansion

University of Colorado Hospital Foundation announced a campaign to raise $20 million for the expansion of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Since the University of Colorado Hospital’s clinical services for cancer relocated to the Anschutz Medical Campus in November 2000, demand has nearly doubled.

An EPIC Project is Moving Forward at UCH

Epic Move Forward

In a sequenced rollout starting February 1, 2011, University of Colorado Hospital's many clinics and practices will go live with "Epic," a medical information system that will integrate what has been an array of separate systems.

UCH and UCCC: Continuing a Strong Partnership

Dr. Theodorescu

University of Colorado Hospital continues its valuable partnership with the University of Colorado Cancer Center. The Center’s new leader, Dr. Dan Theodorescu, has a vision to reinvent how cancer research is done in Colorado. Our physicians and researchers are ready to support those efforts to improve the lives of cancer survivors.

Denver Post Names Bruce Schroffel "Business Person of the Year"

Schroffel Named 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 (photo courtesy Denver Post).


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