Rose Medical Center
November 17, 2015


Abigail Kesner
Rose Recognized for Safety, Quality and Patient Care

DENVER – (Nov. 17, 2015) –  Today, Rose Medical Center was named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Rose Medical Center was recognized for the third year in a row.

The areas identified as a Top Performer included heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and perinatal care. 

This achievement demonstrates a hospital's commitment to assuring evidence-based interventions are delivered in the right way and at the right time.

"We are extremely proud of the work we are doing at Rose to deliver the best care to our patients," says Kelli Gibson, Assistant Vice President of Quality and Risk Management at Rose Medical Center. "It's an honor to be recognized by The Joint Commission three years in a row."

Rose joins three other HealthONE hospitals - North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Sky Ridge Medical Center - in this important distinction.

These HealthONE hospitals earned the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2014 calendar year.

“This is a distinction we are incredibly proud of,” said Sylvia Young, CEO of HealthONE and HCA’s Continental Division, “because it validates our commitment to improving the quality of life, every day through the work we do at our hospitals.  The Joint Commission distinction is a testament to the efforts of our physicians and staff that provide the highest level of care and service to our patients.”

This is the fifth year that The Joint Commission has recognized hospitals with this distinction, and North Suburban Medical Center and Rose Medical Center have each been honored every year of the program. This is the third year that Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center has been recognized.

In addition to being included in this year’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving Quality and Safety” annual report, Rose, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s, North Suburban and Sky Ridge have been recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website.

About Rose Medical Center

Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for more than 60 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's, surgical and endoscopy services, heart and vascular, orthopedics, total joint replacement, bariatrics, and sports, internal and aesthetic medicine. 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

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