What is Quality?

All hospitals speak of quality in terms of clinical data that is collected and analyzed over time.  Quality can be reported to show how well a department achieves desired health outcomes.  Outcomes show how well staff is meeting standards of care.  At Aspen Valley Hospital, we would like to assure you that the care we provide is:

SAFE: Avoiding injuries to patients from care that is intended to help. 

EFFECTIVE:  Services are provided based on scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice. 

PATIENT-CENTERED:  Respectful care that is individualized to patient needs, ensuring patients' values and beliefs guide all decisions. 

TIMELY:  Providing care as quickly as possible, reducing delays that can be harmful. 

EFFICIENT:  Non-wasteful care of all resources. 

EQUITABLE:  Care that is provided regardless of a patient's gender, ethnicity, geographic location and socio-economic status.

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Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.1120

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