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Colorado Hospital Utilization Data

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) has made available the following hospital utilization data in an effort to provide consumers, health care organizations and other interested parties with timely and comparative hospital metrics. The data also represents Colorado hospitals’ commitment to increasing transparency in health care.

The information comes from CHA’s DATABANK, an online database program that collects self-reported hospital utilization and financial data from health care facilities on a monthly basis. Please note that not all CHA member hospitals currently utilize DATABANK. This list includes general/acute care hospitals in Colorado and does not include specialty facilities.

The data below is for the calendar year 2013. Click here to view similar data for years 2008-12. The data is defined as follows:

Licensed Beds: Refers to the maximum number of beds that a licensure agency, such as the state or other governing body, allows a hospital or health facility to operate at any given time. These numbers are reported by hospitals every month. This figure is an average for the reporting period.

Total Discharges: An inpatient discharge is the formal release of a patient (includes patients admitted and discharged the same day) and the termination of the hospital lodging. For the DATABANK Program, a mother and her newborn baby count as one discharge if they are discharged at the same time. When a baby remains at the hospital beyond the mother’s discharge (a.k.a. a “boarder baby”), one discharge is counted when the mother is released and another discharge is counted when the baby is released. If a patient is discharged from an acute care unit and transferred to another care setting, such as a swing bed, there would be a count for acute discharge and another discharge from swing bed when that occurs. Total discharges include acute care, swing bed1, sub-acute/long-term care and distinct-part unit2.

Patient Days: A patient day is a unit of measure that represents lodging provided and services rendered to inpatients between the census-taking hours (usually at midnight) of two successive days. A patient formally admitted to a hospital who is discharged or dies on the same day is counted as one patient day, regardless of the number of hours the patient occupies a hospital bed. This includes acute care, swing bed, sub-acute/long-term care and distinct-part unit. Newborn patient days are excluded.

Births: The sum of the number of live births in the hospital during the reporting period, including cesarean deliveries. Fetal deaths and infants transferred from other facilities are excluded.

Emergency Department Visits: The total number of patients seen in an emergency unit who are not later admitted as inpatients.

Total Outpatient Visits: Total number of outpatient visits reported during the reporting period, including emergency room visits, ambulatory surgery visits, observation visits, home health visits and all other visit types.

1 Swing-beds: Refers to an agreement under the Social Security Act that permits certain small, rural hospitals to enter into a “swing bed agreement,” under which hospitals can use its beds, as needed, to provide either acute- or Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)-level care.

2 Distinct-Part Unit: A portion of an institution or institutional complex that is certified to provide Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or Nursing Facility (NF) services. A distinct part must be physically distinguishable from the larger institution and fiscally separate for cost reporting purposes.

Click here for hospital utilization data from 2008-12.


Hospital
Licensed Beds
Inpatient Discharges
Inpatient Patient Days
Births
Emergency Department Visits
Total Outpatient Visits
Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center
78
1,836
30,214
208
11,902
42,966
Aspen Valley Hospital
25
1,091
2,934
206
7,016
34,112
Avista Adventist Hospital
114
4,257
14,354
2,025
10,308
44,095
Boulder Community Hospital
265
8,302
36,132
1,235
32,783
423,740
Children's Hospital Colorado
512
17,647
108,375
49
92,099
631,455
Colorado Plains Medical Center
50
1,640
7,264
421
8,360
91,394
Community Hospital
78
1,459
4,981
0
14,494
129,758
Craig Hospital 93 493 26,870 0 0 2,536
Delta County Memorial Hospital
49
1,756
5,294
252
13,280
96,737
Denver Health
525
19,868
104,323
3,166
49,760
472,801
East Morgan County Hospital
25
470
1,871
0
3,919
50,908
Estes Park Medical Center
#
#
#
#
#
#
Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center
210
13,076
52,896
2,328
32,197
99,712
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
341
15,765
76,334
2,817
63,501
196,116
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
419
19,176
88,289
3,930
44,635
220,322
Family Health West * * * * * *
Grand River Hospital District
25
525
2,018
0
6,513
38,328
Gunnison Valley Health
24
489
1,212
111
5,318
35,172
Haxtun Hospital District * * * * * *
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
25
1,057
3,902
130
7,034
52,540
Keefe Memorial Hospital
*
*
*
*
*
*
Kit Carson County Health Service District
*
*
*
*
*
*
Lincoln Community Hospital * * * * * *
Littleton Adventist Hospital
231
9,250
39,815
1,599
31,658
59,143
Longmont United Hospital
186
7,564
32,127
1,036
26,500
125,382
McKee Medical Center
115
4,880
13,703
812
23,044
204,882
Medical Center of the Rockies
166
9,190
39,584
800
35,877
128,448
Melissa Memorial Hospital
15 215
1,250
0
1,069
10,232
Memorial Hospital
564
19,695
84,157
4,448
134,849
532,736
Mercy Regional Medical Center
82
4,278
13,966
920
16,015
113,250
Middle Park Medical Center - Kremmling
*
*
*
*
*
*
Montrose Memorial Hospital
75
2,891
10,198
445
14,933
96,371
Mt. San Rafael Hospital
25
809
3,518
0
8,779
37,198
National Jewish Health 46 68 154 0 0 75,651
North Colorado Medical Center
378
12,649
46,193
1,902
46,748
445,581
North Suburban Medical Center
157
6,883
26,323
1,275
58,254
92,574
Pagosa Springs Medical Center * * * * * *
Parker Adventist Hospital
134
7,044
26,679
1,686
23,030
59,459
Parkview Medical Center
375
13,650
79,990
1,425
80,217
209,935
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
522
22,539
91,106
2,704
78,664
158,411
Pikes Peak Regional Hospital
15
519
2,072
0
6,510
26,482
Pioneers Medical Center
*
*
*
*
*
*
Platte Valley Medical Center
98
3,197
9,146
951
19,041
72,584
Porter Adventist Hospital
368
10,010
48,553
0
19,723
62,358
Poudre Valley Hospital
270
14,699
58,284
2,380
51,256
383,809
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
680
11,338
76,258
1,551
27,707
107,964
Prowers Medical Center
*
*
*
*
*
*
Rangely District Hospital
*
*
*
*
*
*
Rio Grande Hospital
#
#
#
#
#
#
Rose Medical Center
420
12,587
49,145
3,751
36,597
119,132
San Luis Valley Health Conejos County Hospital
17
146
677
0
3,178
17,169
San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center
49
2,581
6,544
508
11,771
47,786
Sedgwick County Health Center
15
154
540
22
1,126 7,091
Sky Ridge Medical Center
186
13,659
48,265
3,627
33,388
90,387
Southeast Colorado Hospital
*
*
*
*
*
*
Southwest Memorial Hospital
25
1,213
4,141
191
12,018
45,338
Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center
25
317
1,398
0
3,587
25,933
St. Anthony Hospital
468
18,884
85,459
770
80,570
130,604
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
35
1,110
3,110
332
11,748
19,789
St. Mary's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
346 13,421
62,187
2,191
34,243
322,796
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
408
5,929
25,267
592
36,532
86,975
St. Thomas More Hospital
55
1,638
6,057
229
17,166
40,181
St. Vincent General Hospital District * * * * * *
Sterling Regional MedCenter
25
1,270
3,812
231
6,600
72,178
Swedish Medical Center
368
20,246
95,976
2,137
65,537
110,797
The Medical Center of Aurora
346
14,768
74,132
1,341
68,375
128,709
The Memorial Hospital at Craig
25
764
2,816
120
5,593
24,078
University of Colorado Hospital
499
28,309
167,292
3,364
84,205
934,797
Vail Valley Medical Center
58
1,937
6,244
448
10,411
115,264
Valley View Hospital
80
2,540
10,001
682
10,001
215,470
Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital
17
77
7,269
0
321
9,674
Wray Community District Hospital
*
*
*
*
*
*
Yampa Valley Medical Center
39
1,572
21,057
284
7,896
66,123
Yuma District Hospital
15
257
818
0
1,419
43,337

# - incomplete data

* - non-reporting hospitals

Feb. 11, 2014
Souce: CHA DATABANK Program

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