Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado Goes "Black Tie" In Celebration

CBS4 | October 15, 2015
Ryan Ballard (left), physician assistant, and Dr. Mark Erickson (right), chair of orthopedic surgery, wear black bow ties during the celebration event.
Ryan Ballard (left), physician assistant, and Dr. Mark Erickson (right), chair of orthopedic surgery, wear black bow ties during the celebration event.

Hundreds of Children’s Hospital Colorado doctors, nurses, staff and patient families went “black tie” on October 14 to celebrate the hospital’s top Quest for Quality Prize from the American Hospital Association and McKesson and being ranked Top 5 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

Employees recognized for helping kids get back to being kids

Children’s Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric health care excellence for more than 100 years. Compassionate, quality care is provided by every single employee – from the surgeons to the lab technicians, physical therapists to housekeeping. Without them and everyone in between, Children’s Colorado would not continually be acknowledged as one of the nation’s top best children’s hospitals.

Every team member contributes to the care of patients and families

The American Hospital Association presented the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Award to the hospital during a ceremony held in the hospital's Boettcher atrium for its exceptionally strong hospital-wide commitment to family/patient-centered care.

"This place is magical," said a AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize judge after his day-long visit to Children's Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus. According to Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer Daniel Hyman, MD, MMM, the best thing about that judge's sentiment was that it came after he observed business as usual at Children's Colorado.

 

In addition to the U.S. News & World Report No. 5 ranking on the 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, patients and staff participated in a flag ceremony highlighting the U.S. News & World Report specialty rankings, which include:  

"When we wake up every day, there are 10,000 people who are part of our care teams that come to work. We touch more than 200,000 patients and families a year, and all of us are moving in the same direction, focused on child health," said Jena Hausmann, President and CEO, during the celebration event.

See coverage from the event from CBS4.


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