Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.). Poudre Valley Hospital is part of Denver-based University of Colorado Health. The 270-bed community hospital serves patients in northern Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. More than 2,000 healthcare providers care for patients at the hospital, which is a Level III trauma center.
For 2015-16, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 4 in Colorado. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has recognized Poudre Valley Hospital as a Magnet hospital since 2000. The hospital was the first recipient of the American Nurses Association/National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators Outstanding Quality Award in 2007, which recognizes hospitals that have achieved overall excellence in nursing-focused quality indicators, such as nurse staffing, nursing turnover, nursing staff qualifications and patient outcomes. Additionally, the hospital made Truven Health Analytics' 2016 100 Top Hospitals list.
Poudre Valley Hospital was founded in 1925. The hospital became a part of UCHealth in 2012. In April 2015, the hospital's bariatric program was designated as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Just four hospitals in Colorado have earned this distinction.
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