According to Hospital Safety Grade, Boulder Community Foothills Hospital, the only full service hospital in the city, gets a “C.” This is a dip from the B grade Hospital Safety gave Boulder Community in the spring of 2016, but is consistent with the hospital’s performance over the past three years.
Using national performance measures from several sources, Hospital Safety Grade has found that Boulder Community has an “above average” number of patients:
- Contracting numerous types infections
- Suffering serious surgical and post-surgical complications
What’s more, Boulder Community scores poorly when it comes to patient fall prevention and ventilator problems, and scores below average in areas of communication between patients and doctors, nurses, and hospital staff. The full report can be viewed here.
Surgical errors, postoperative infection, and lack of communication are all examples of medical malpractice. Sadly, these forms of negligence can and often do result in serious injury for patients, and can necessitate expensive treatments, extended hospital stays and, in extreme cases, death. If you or a loved one have been injured through any form of medical negligence, Boulder personal injury attorney Chris Jeffress can help. Call us at 303-993-8685 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
Boulder-area hospitals with higher grades and better patient communication include:
- Centura Health-Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville
- Longmont United Hospital in Longmont
- North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton
- Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge
It is important to remember that, while these hospitals have strong records of patient safety, medical malpractice is still entirely possible. If you are injured in a hospital in Colorado, Attorney Jeffress is here to get to work on your case right away and help you get the total compensation you deserve.