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CHA Appoints New President and CEO

The CHA Board of Trustees has appointed Jeff Tieman as president and CEO. Tieman is currently the president and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals & Health Systems (VAHHS), where he has served for nearly six years. Previously, he held critical roles as the chief of staff for the Catholic Health Association, one of the country’s largest networks of not-for-profit health care providers, and as the Washington bureau chief for Modern Healthcare Magazine.

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Colorado Hospital Association Statement on Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing’s Hospital Insights Report

It is unfortunate that CHA can’t fully comment on this report as the Association did not receive a prior copy. However, this report seems to pivot between thanking hospitals for all that they did while at the same time criticizing hospitals for their fiscal responsibility, including having savings that were critical to hospitals’ ability to serve Colorado communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Colorado Hospitals Deactivate the Combined Hospital Transfer Center

The Combined Hospital Transfer Center (CHTC), a statewide collaboration between hospitals and health systems across Colorado that was developed in 2020 and activated at two points during the COVID-19 pandemic to address rising hospitalizations and capacity challenges, was deactivated yesterday. During the recent activation for the surges of Delta and Omicron cases, the CHTC managed the transfers of more than 45,000 COVID-19 and non-COVID patients.

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Colorado Hospitals Move the Combined Hospital Transfer Center to Tier 2 as COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Decline

As statewide totals of COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline from the Omicron peak, Colorado hospitals and health systems have made the decision to lower 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. Starting this week, the CHTC will move to Tier 2.

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Colorado Hospitals Activate Tier 3 of Combined Hospital Transfer Center to Help Address Statewide Hospital Capacity Concerns

Colorado hospitals and health systems have activated Tier 3 of the Combined Hospital Transfer Center (CHTC), the highest tier available, to manage patient transfers on a statewide level as concerns about hospital capacity continue to escalate. The CHTC was re-activated at Tier 1 in August when COVID-19 hospitalizations were beginning to increase – a trend that has continued, putting monumental strain on the state’s health care system.

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