Quality & Safety
HRRMC is committed to providing safe and high quality healthcare by incorporating
patient safety and quality into everything we do. You can learn more about
our commitment to quality and safety here along with how we compare to
Nationally Recognized Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center was named a
Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the U.S. in 2017, according to The National Rural Health Association's Rural Health
Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for
The hospitals that are named to this list are top performers in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing
better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower
cost than their peers. HRRMC was one of three Critical Access Hospitals
in Colorado named to the list.
Safe Deliveries Colorado Participating Hospital
HRRMC is one of 19 Colorado hospitals participating in this two-year program.
It aims to:
- Reduce low-birthweight deliveries to no more than 8 percent of live births
- Reduce preterm births to no more than 9.6 percent of live births
Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project
HRRMC received top honors in 2016 among Colorado's Critical Access
Hospitals for its work on the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project.
Judicious Use of Antibiotics
HRRMC is one of 26 hospitals in Colorado participating in the CHA Antibiotic
Stewardship Collaborative. This two-year effort is focused on increasing
the appropriate treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and skin
and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) by correctly prescribing antibiotics.
The Collaborative is part of a growing movement to address the issue of
antibiotic and antimicrobial stewardship, including efforts by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House.
Hospital Engagement Network
HRRMC was one of 28 Colorado hospitals that participated in phase two of
the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) initiative, a statewide initiative
that helped improve quality by reducing readmissions, adverse drug events,
OB trauma and other measures.
In 2016, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recognized
HRRMC for its efforts to bring evidence-based adult fall-prevention programming
to Colorado and designated HRRMC's program a Violence and Injury Prevention
(VIP) Program of Excellence.