HOSPITALS- There When You Need Them
You never think about a hospital until you or a loved one needs one.
Hospitals are there for us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – ready when we need them. Hospitals not only treat the sick but engage in research and attract medical experts and companies which develop new cures and life-saving technology. Combining cutting-edge technology and a highly skilled workforce, Colorado hospitals provide care to more than 555,000 inpatients and 9 million outpatients each year. And they have initiated dozens of cost-savings initiatives to help ensure patients receive quality care at lower costs.
The Partnership for Accountability and Transparency in Healthcare is an organization dedicated to educating the public and policymakers on issues related to hospitals and health care in Colorado.
Combining cutting-edge technology and a highly skilled workforce,
Colorado’s more than 100 hospitals provide quality care each year to more than…
Denver ranked second among 25 U.S. cities leading the way in health care.
— Healthgrades, 2017
When asked about whether the state legislature should pass bills that result in financial cuts to hospitals, Coloradans said…
“Hospitals are a driving force in all of our communities and need to be active and involved in providing care for the community.”
“Hospitals are taking measures to be cost-efficient. They are not over-spending their budget.”
“There are more people moving into Colorado every day. It is necessary for hospitals in the region to be up to date on technology and information in order to treat all of their patients. It is also important for the hospitals to be fully staffed, and losing funding will not achieve this goal.”
“Reducing the quality of health care and making people wait longer for care is not a good idea.”
By Erica Breunlin | The Colorado Sun
By Robert Davis | The Center Square
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