For the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named University of Colorado Hospital as the number-one hospital in the state. But that distinction was not the top headline for UCH and UCHealth after the publication released its “Best Hospitals” report Aug. 2.
The bigger news: UCH is the first Colorado hospital to join the Best Hospitals national “Honor Roll,
” reserved for 20 hospitals that excel in a large number of specialties. The hospital was number 20 on the list, earning it the elite status.
“We are honored by this recognition not only because we are one of the nation’s top hospitals, but because this shows our dedication to providing the very best and most innovative patient care,” UCHealth President and CEO Elizabeth Concordia said in a statement. “Patients travel here from across the nation because they recognize that UCHealth can provide advanced treatments and superior outcomes for our patients.”