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Banner Health ranked in top five large health systems in the nation
Posted By Editor On January 17, 2012 @ 1:10 pm In Local News | Comments Disabled
GREELEY (Jan. 16, 2012) – Banner Health’s focus on quality patient care has earned the system a ranking among the top five large health systems in the nation according to a Thomson Reuters announcement released Monday.
Banner Health owns or operates four hospitals in Northern Colorado: North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Sterling Regional MedCenter in Sterling and East Morgan Community Hospital in Brush.
The Thomson Reuters’ 15 Top Health Systems divided the health system into three groups based on overall operating expenses. Banner Health was among the large system group with operating expenses of more than $1.5 billion.
As a Top 5 Large Health System, Banner was recognized for having superior survival rates, fewer patient complications, better long-term outcomes, better adherence to accepted care protocols and patient-safety standards, shorter hospital stays and higher patient-satisfaction scores. Another key distinguishing factor was Banner Health’s use of health information technologies to implement electronic medical records at every Banner facility.
According to Thomson Reuters, among the key findings in the study were the following:
ABOUT BANNER HEALTH
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the country’s largest nonprofit health care systems. Located in seven states, Banner Health owns or manages 23 health care facilities as well as physician practices and nationally recognized research centers. To learn more go to www.BannerHealth.com. 
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