Quality & Safety
HRRMC is committed to providing safe and high quality health care 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 2019, according to The National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute,
iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
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.
Five-Star Rating on Hospital Compare
Medicare's Hospital Compare website has information about the quality
of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals, including over 130
Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers, across the country. You
can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of
HRRMC received the highest, five-star rating for inpatient care on Hospital
Compare in 2019. Hospitals are ranked on a variety of measures and then
given an overall hospital ranking of one to five stars, with one being
the lowest and five the highest.
Click here to see HRRMC's Hospital Compare rating.
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.
To learn more,
Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)
HRRMC participates in HIIN, a national initiative to prevent patient harm
and improve care in hospitals across the U.S. By the end of 2019, the
overall goal of HIIN is to reduce all-cause inpatient harm by 20% and
readmissions by 12%.
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.
Accreditation from The Joint Commission
HRRMC is working toward being accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC)
in 2020. TJC is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting
and accrediting body in health care. We are committed to providing exceptional
health care and this accreditation will further our mission.
The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals we are following now include:
- Identifying patients correctly
- Improving communication among caregivers
- Using medications safely
- Using clinical alarms safely
- Preventing infections
- Universal protocol for using "time-outs" prior to invasive procedures