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UCH Scores High in Academic Hospital
Quality Rankings

According to the latest available clinical outcomes report from University HealthSystems Consortium, four "product lines" at University of Colorado Hospital ranked first in mortality rates – which translates to "patient survival rates" – among the many academic hospitals reporting for the April-June 2010 quarter.

UCH services ranked number one in mortality rates
among University HealthSystem Consortium academic hospitals


For April – June 2010 Quarter
BMT (Blood & Marrow Transplant)
Medical oncology
Surgical oncology

University of Colorado Hospital also did well in "summary" data of the different kinds of care.

On an annual basis, the hospital's post-surgical mortality rates ranked seventh among 108 hospitals reporting. It ranked third among 110 reporting hospitals in "quality and accountability aggregate" and third among 109 reporting hospitals in "total inpatient" mortality rates.

And there's more: data for the annual reporting period July 2009 to June 2010 shows that University of Colorado's gastroenterology, medical oncology, general medicine, neurology, orthopedics, general surgery, and surgical oncology services ranked in the top ten in patient survival rates among the Consortium's reporting academic hospitals. 


Mortality rates: ranking of other UCH services (July 2009 to June 2010)

UCH Service Rank/111 Reporting Hospitals
Gastroenterology     8
Medical oncology     2
Medicine, general     3
Neurology     9
Orthopedics     9*
Surgery, general     3
Surgical oncology     9**

*out of 108 hospitals reporting
** out of 90 hospitals reporting


University HealthSystems Consortium (UHC) tracks clinical and organization performance benchmark data for its member academic hospitals. Hospitals use the data to form action plans to become stronger, and to compare themselves to peer organizations that have similarly difficult case mixes.


Other rankings data for University of Colorado Hospital

"Top Docs" rankings

Castle & Connolly

This page adapted from a story that appeared in the UCH Insider, the hospital's candid, biweekly newsletter.