Dear Friends and Colleagues.
The University of Colorado of Hospital has been ranked by US News as number 15 in the nation (http://health.usnews.com/health-care/best-hospitals/articles/best-hospitals-honor-roll-and-overview) – last year UCH was ranked number 20. Below are the rankings of our medical disciplines; not all medical specialties are ranked. If you look at our rankings over the past several years, our national peers are increasing recognizing our extraordinary accomplishments. My view is that our accomplishments are a direct result of your dedication to our profession and our professional responsibilities, the partnerships we have established with the School of Medicine, Hospital/System, and Foundation, and our balanced vision to support career development and innovation in all domains of our mission. I want to thank you for your commitment to our patients, our students, our colleagues, and the interface between medicine and science. You should be incredibly proud of what you have achieved and the trajectory of accomplishments you have established. My very best wishes and gratitude.
David A. Schwartz, M.D.