North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center have earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates the hospitals’ achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“This safety grade shows the hard work being done by everybody from the frontline staff to the ancillary support teams and our clinic leaders,” said Alan Qualls, Banner Health Northern Colorado CEO. “Our patients can trust that they will receive the highest quality care at McKee and North Colorado Medical Center.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization that assigns letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States. The grades are based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, transparent and free to the public. The grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated twice each year.
To see a full list of grades and details and tips to stay safe while in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org. Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country. In addition to 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner also operates an academic medicine division, Banner – University Medicine, and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, a partnership with one of the world’s leading cancer programs, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner’s array of services includes a health insurance division, employed physician groups, outpatient surgery centers, urgent care locations, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, stand-alone imaging centers, physical therapy and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, a research division and a nursing registry. To make health care easier, 100% of Banner-employed doctors are available for virtual visits, and Banner operates a free 24/7 nurse line for health questions or concerns. Patients may also reserve spots at Banner Urgent Care
locations and can book appointments online with many Banner-employed doctors. Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health also has locations in California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit bannerhealth.com.