Opioid Crisis

In light of the national crisis surrounding the administration and use of opioids, Colorado Hospital Association and its member hospitals are committed to creating solutions for Colorado patients.  Working with clinical and administrative leaders at urban and rural hospitals alike, the Association will convene members and stakeholders in order to solve this growing epidemic.

Colorado Opioid Safety Summit

On Thursday, Jan. 25th the Colorado Hospital Association held the first annual Opioid Summit to highlight the growing opioid epidemic and to showcase the results from the Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot (available below).

The Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot

CHA and its partners announced the results of the Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot, a study that was conducted across 10 emergency departments (EDs) over a six-month span with a goal of reducing the administration of opioids in EDs.

The cohort of 10 participated sites achieved a 36 percent decrease in opioid administration through the course of the pilot, as well as an increase of 31.4 percent in the administration of alternatives to opioids (ALTOs).

For more information, view the report below.


Diane Rossi MacKay

Diane Rossi MacKay

Clinical Quality Improvement Manager


Thank you to our participating Pilot sites!

Boulder Community Health

Gunnison Valley Health

Sedgwick County Health Center

Sky Ridge Medical Center

Swedish Medical Center

UCHealth Greeley Emergency & Surgical Center

UCHealth Harmony Campus

UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies

UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center