Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), the Colorado Medical Society, and the Colorado Association of Health Plans (CAHP) are united in opposition to House Bill (HB) 21-1232, a proposed state-run public option that would have devastating consequences for Colorado’s health care system.
“We are continuing to review the bill draft and will not take a position until the bill is introduced,” said Katherine Mulready, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, Colorado Hospital Association. “However, based on this most recent draft, we remain concerned about numerous components.”
Today, CHA announced the release of its Rural Hospital Patient and Family Engagement 2021 Toolkit, the result of a two-year project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Colorado Hospitals Deactivate the Combined Hospital Transfer Center as COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Decline
As statewide totals of COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline, Colorado hospitals and health systems have made the decision to deactivate the Combined Hospital Transfer Center (CHTC). During its activation, more than 800 COVID-19 patients were transferred.
These guidelines are the product of the two-year Colorado’s Opioid Solution: Clinicians United to Resolve the Epidemic (CO’s CURE) initiative, which is co-sponsored by the Colorado Medical Society and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention.
Today, Colorado hospitals and health systems are receiving their first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which received its Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late last week. Hospitals have been preparing for this for the last several weeks, working through a number of questions and considerations like storage, tiering staff, identifying the vaccine administration site and internal and external communication.
Colorado Hospital Association and partners are proud to honor extraordinary employees from hospitals around Colorado for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has introduced unimaginable challenges for health care workers who have endured the brunt of the pandemic from the beginning.
CHA and its partners released a new resource to assist rural health care systems nationwide develop emergency response plans for COVID-19 and beyond.
Carrot Health, Colorado Hospital Association Analysis Identifies “Distinct Correlation” Between SDoH and Emergency Department Utilization, Hospital Readmissions
A groundbreaking analysis by Carrot Health of claims data compiled by the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) determined that a high Carrot Social Risk Grouper® (SRG) score correlates strongly with higher rates of emergency department (ED) super-utilization.
Colorado Hospitals Activate Tier 1 of Combined Hospital Transfer Center to Help Manage Increased COVID-19 Patient Hospitalizations
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Nov. 13, 2020 – Colorado hospitals and health systems have activated Tier 1 of the Combined Hospital Transfer Center (CHTC) to
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Nov. 10, 2020 – Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are reaching a new all-time high each day in Colorado’s hospitals and health
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Nov. 4, 2020 – Colorado hospitals and health systems, in partnership with Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), have created the Combined Hospital