In life-threatening emergencies, find the emergency room location nearest you. For non-life-threatening medical needs when your pediatrician is unavailable, visit one of our convenient urgent care locations.
If you have any questions about our quality or patient safety information, please contact us at 720-777-SAFE.
Not sure if you should say anything?
Do you wonder when and how to let someone know about patient safety issues like hand washing, changes in your child’s medical condition, patient identification, falls or bed sores? Download our tips for when to speak up (.pdf).
The importance of transparency and family partnership
Transparency and family engagement have been essential to our success in improving safety and quality at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In addition to posting our results on the internal website for employees to review, we also publish our preventable harm data here on this public website and in numerous places around the hospital.
Pictured here is the main quality and safety wall where we display metrics on a monthly basis and also highlight key elements of Target Zero, a program focused on eliminating all types of serious safety events and preventable harm. We make the program visible with white boards in our inpatient areas and regularly bring a safety buggy around the hospital to engage staff and families in the effort.
Family partners also serve on our hospital acquired condition (HAC) improvement teams, on our steering committee and even in training sessions with staff. We attribute so much of our success in keeping kids safe to family involvement and awareness.