Measuring Quality

Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) is committed to providing each patient with the best care possible to allow for complete recovery of any illness or injury. We continually collect and monitor data to measure how we are doing, identify opportunities for improvement, implement improvements and measure progress. 
Core Measures
AVH voluntarily participates in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) public data reporting processes in quality of care measures that allow us to receive benchmark data and compare ourselves to other hospitals across the country. The Core Measure score shows the percentage of patients who received the recommended care for all of the measures they were eligible to receive. The national target is to achieve 90% compliance. 
This report measures care of patients with diagnoses such as heart attack, pneumonia and heart failure. Each condition has scientific, evidence-based practices that have been proven to ensure the best outcomes for patients.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have recognized AVH with a “Five-Star Rating,” which puts the hospital at the very top for hospitals nationally—just 337 of more than 4,000 hospitals across the country have earned this perfect score. One of seven hospitals in Colorado to carry this designation, AVH is the only critical access hospital in Colorado to earn the Five-Star Rating. This top rating from CMS recognizes AVH for its high overall quality scores, based on 57 data measures according to CMS’ Hospital Compare website. AVH rated highest for patient experience.

 The Hospital Compare and Joint Commission Quality Check websites are interactive and allow you to search for the specific information and for the hospitals in which you are interested. Each condition also contains a definition. At times, you will note that AVH has too few cases for a score. However, AVH tracks compliance for the cases it does have.
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0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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