Colorado Hospitals Move the Combined Hospital Transfer Center to Lowest Activation Level as COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Decline
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Feb. 9, 2022 – As statewide totals of COVID-19 cases, positivity rates, and hospitalizations continue to decline from the Omicron peak in January, Colorado hospitals and health systems have lowered the activation level for the Combined Hospital Transfer Center (CHTC). At the start of November 2021, the CHTC activated at Tier 3, the highest and most coordinated level to help facilitate patient transfers across the state. Last week, it moved to Tier 2, and this week it has moved to Tier 1 – the lowest level of activation.
Tier 1 of the CHTC continues existing relationships between smaller and rural hospitals and larger medical centers and health systems to facilitate direct patient transfers. CHA and the CHTC leads will continue to evaluate the number of requests for patient transfers and will coordinate with the state for further action on the CHTC.
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