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9 Colorado Hospitals Rated Tops in Patient Experience

June 14, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 9 Colorado hospitals rated tops in patient experience Denver Business Journal Send this story to a friend Nine Colorado hospitals are rated as offering an "outstanding patient experience" in a report Wednesday by medical-rating service Health Grades Inc. The list includes hospitals that scored in the top 10 percent on patient surveys overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A total of 3,775 U.S. hospitals took part in the "Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems" survey. The Colorado hospitals recognized by Golden-based Health Grades are: • Avista Adventist Hospital, Louisville. • Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lafayette. • Longmont United Hospital, Longmont. • McKee Medical Center, Loveland. • Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland. • Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango. • Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins. • Vail Valley Medical Center, Vail. • Valley View Hospital Association, Glenwood Springs. Those surveyed included patients discharged between July 2008 and June 2009. The survey covered 27 questions dealing with physician and nurse communication, hospital staff responsiveness, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, medication information, and post-discharge care instructions. Click here for the full Health Grades report. Health Grades (NASDAQ: HGRD) is the operator of healthgrades.com, an online medical rating tool. Compiled by the DBJ's Mark Harden | denvernews@bizjournals.com