Poudre Valley Hospital was today named one of 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S. by Thomson Reuters, the nation’s leading independent organization that annually evaluates the performance of 3,000 healthcare companies.
The 241-bed PVH, a regional full-service hospital in Fort Collins, was the only Colorado hospital to make the 100 Top Hospital list. This was the seventh time since 2001 that PVH received the annual award
In making the announcement, Thomson Reuters said if inpatients across the nation received the same level of care as those treated in the 100 Top Hospitals more than 186,000 additional lives could be saved, 56,000 additional patients could be complication free, more than $4.3 billion could be saved, and the average patient stay would decrease by nearly a half day.
“This prestigious honor reflects the excellence of our staff members, volunteers and physicians,” said Kevin Unger, PVH president and CEO. “Their caring, compassion and commitment to quality set us above other hospitals.”
Donna Poduska, PVH’s chief nursing officer, said PVH’s success can also be attributed to the hospital’s commitment to patient safety.
“Patient safety is woven tightly into the fabric of our work,” she said. “We encourage employees, volunteers and doctors to identify areas where safety can be improved and to take the lead in making improvements.”
Thomson Reuters identifies the 100 Top Hospitals through an extensive study that evaluate performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and pneumonia. The study relies on public information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
PVH was named in the 100 Top Hospitals category of teaching hospitals. The hospital offers the Family Medicine Residency Program through the PVH Family Medicine Center. The program provides training and experience to newly graduated physicians during a 3-year residency.
PVHS and University of Colorado Hospital, the top-performing academic medical center in the country, announced in January that they have formed a partnership to create University of Colorado Health.