Healthgrades® last week announced their annual list of the top hospitals in the nation. For the fourth year in a row, Lutheran was named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals™. Our sister hospitals in the Front Range, Good Samaritan and Saint Joseph, were recognized as well. According to Healthgrades, our hospitals “have exhibited comprehensive quality care across a broad spectrum of clinical specialties… (and) have mastered the skills to deliver superior clinical outcomes in multiple conditions and procedures, year after year.”
We can all be proud of the quality of care and the patient experience that we deliver at Lutheran. That consistent level of excellence is becoming more and more embedded in our culture as we focus on our behavior standards and continue to engage associates in The Lutheran Way – “We inspire hope and healing by providing personalized, compassionate care with professional excellence and innovation.”
It is gratifying to be recognized by other organizations and it is even more important that we recognize each other for our compassionate care and innovation. Thank you for all you do every day to make a difference for your patient and your colleagues.
What was the name of the volunteer group, formed in 1961, that helped with preparations for the hospital’s opening? They provided more than 33,000 hours in the first 18 months. We’ll give out five new Lutheran T-shirts for the correct answer! Send your answers by Thursday, March 2, to LMCCommunications@slchs.net to be entered in the drawing. Lutheran associates only, please. Managers, directors, senior leaders and previous winners aren’t eligible.
Answer to last week’s contest – Walter K. Koch was the president of both Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company and the Denver Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to Sharon Connelly-Barrett, ICU, and Lois Haggerty, Breast Center, for answering correctly!
Have a great week,