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In a recent survey by NerdWallet Health Analysis and CMS Medicare Data on affordability, procedures, patient satisfaction, and hospital characteristics, three major hospitals in Larimer County ranked in the top ten for all hospitals in Colorado. Here are the results of these hospitals:
Ranked as number one in a recent Medicare survey, the only hospital in Fort Collins, Poudre Valley has 270 beds and serves residents of northern Colorado, southern Wyoming, and western Nebraska. Poudre Valley is one of many hospitals in the University of Colorado Health system and has been designated a Magnet Hospital for excellence in nursing since 2000. It was also a Thomas Reuters Top 100 Hospital from 2003-2007. This year, the hospital was indicated to be High-Performing by U.S. News & World Report in 8 specialities, including pulmonology and nephrology. Poudre Valley has affordable treatments for appendicitis, kidney damage, and asthma, among others, as well as a high patient satisfaction rate of 82 percent.
Ranked number five, this Level II trauma center and 166-bed hospital specializes in heart and trauma care. With heart attack response times nearly twice as fast as the national standard, treatment for heart attack is both affordable and of good quality at this medical center. Patients being treated for dehydration or drug poisoning can also find affordable treatments here. This medical center receives High-Performing rankings from U.S. News & World Report in 5 specialities including orthopaedics and geriatrics. Medical Center of the Rockies received Magnet designation in 2010, is one of the two “greenest” hospitals in the nation according to the U.S. Green Building Council, and boasts an 87 percent satisfaction rate—one of the highest in all of Colorado.
Ranked number seven, this 132-bed hospital employs 172 physicians who are supported by almost 900 employees and 500 volunteers. Having opened just before the Big Thompson Flood of 1976, the hospital proved to be an important establishment in Loveland. A 2013 Truven Health Analytic Top 100 Hospital and HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital, it is not surprising that McKee holds an 80 percent patient satisfaction rate. Patients with fluid in their lungs, diabetic ketoacidosis, or kidney damage can find affordable treatments here.