Rose Medical Center
February 02, 2017



Dan Mager
Rose Medical Center


Denver, Colo. – February 3, 2017 – Rose Medical Center today announced that it has received the 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Rose Medical Center in the top 5% for clinical excellence among more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

“Rose is guided by our commitment to our patients—it’s been part of our DNA as an organization from the day we opened our doors. We live that commitment every day—every physician, every nurse, every staff member, every administrator,” says Kenneth Feiler, Rose CEO and President. “We take very seriously the trust that our patients and their loves ones place in us for their care and our team never stops striving to provide the best quality possible. It is an honor to care for the Denver community and we very much appreciate this recognition from Healthgrades.”

Rose is deeply committed to continually striving to improve safety and quality outcomes for our patients. Our medical and staff leadership meet on a weekly basis for a meeting entitled Partners Inspiring Quality, where teams discuss opportunities to improve processes, safety measures, efficiencies to improve outcomes and much more. Through the work of our sepsis team, our mortality rate among patients in septic shock has dropped 9 percent to 24 percent, placing Rose in the top seven hospitals within our national network of 168 HCA hospitals. Through the tireless work of our cardiovascular team and partnership with EMS, our door-to-balloon for incoming cardiac alert patients is an average of 43 minutes, less than half the time of the national standard. Our stroke team has refined their processes and communications so extensively that they have narrowed the time from when a patient comes in exhibiting stroke to getting treatment to 23 minutes and transfer to a comprehensive stroke center in less than 60 minutes from when he came in the door. These are but a few examples of the Rose team’s commitment to continually improving the care experience for our patients.

From 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals receiving Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.2% lower risk of dying (across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality is the clinical outcome), than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 160,322 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 25% lower risk of dying from a stroke than if treated at a hospital that did not achieve this distinction.

“Consumers are doing their research when it comes to selecting the hospital where they receive their care, and high-marks in quality are a valuable differentiator that can set organizations apart,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We commend hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for demonstrating an unwavering commitment to high quality care for their patients.”

In addition to the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™, Rose was recognized by Healthgrades with the Critical Care Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2015-2017) as well as named among the Top 10% in the National for Critical Care for three years in a row (2015-2017), 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2017, a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for five years in a row (2013-2017), Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 13 Years in a Row (2005-2017) and Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2017.

The 258 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2017 study period (2013-2015), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit

About Rose Medical Center

Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at