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Neurosciences Center of Excellence


Overview
Neurosciences and Spine services at the University of Colorado Hospital, in collaboration with the respective departments at the School of Medicine, have been awarded the status of Center of Excellence in all six categories by Neustrategy.  This designation is awarded to the Neurosciences program overall and individually to the subspecialties of Spine, Neurovascular/Stroke, Cranial Tumor, Functional Neurosurgery, and Specialty Neurology.   To attain this status, we submitted information and were evaluated in the following areas:
 
·         Clinical Programs
·         Research Programs
·         Medical Staff
·         Administrative & Allied Health Staff
·         Facility and Technology
·         Leadership and Governance
·         Marketing and Outreach
·         Finances
·         Patient Volume
 
During this process programs can be determined to be a clinical service, a service line, a specialty center or an institute.  Those attaining the status of specialty center and institute are eligible to be considered a center of excellence at either the silver or gold level.  Overall the Department of Neurosurgery  at University Hospital achieved a Center of Excellence designation at the gold level (which indicates “of distinction”).  In addition, all 5 subspecialties achieved the institute level for infrastructure, 3 subspecialties achieved the gold status for programs, and 2 the status of silver. For those that attained the silver status (Spine, Cerebrovascular & Stroke) this status was due to volume, otherwise they also would have been gold. The Cranial Tumor, Specialty Neurology, and Neuromodulation and Functional Neurosurgery programs made gold status rankings.

August 2014
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