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Yampa Valley Medical Center ranked safest hospital in Colorado

Yampa Valley Medical Center ranked safest hospital in Colorado

Hospital care doesn’t get much better than at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. In 2012, Consumer Reports ranked YVMC as the safest among 38 hospitals surveyed in Colorado. A year later, in July 2013, YVMC was one of six Colorado hospitals to receive the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award.

Medical_Hospital“It’s not often we get to see our hometown hospital top such a list,” says Judy Zuccone, the hospital’s chief compliance officer. “It’s something we’re very proud of.”

YVMC was one of six hospitals in Colorado and one of 379 nationwide to receive the Patient Safety Excellence Award, placing it within the top five percent of all hospitals in the nation in safeguarding patients from preventable complications. In 2013, YVMC initiated three additional safety programs, including the Respiratory Therapy department’s new mobile point-of-care testing process.

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