VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM Review

Get Information, Ratings, Surveys, and Compare VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM to other hospitals

Overall Hospital Rating: ; HCAPS approval: 82%

Database data as of January 31, 2024

A Review of the Data

Prepared by Richard Saunders as of January 31, 2024.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") distributes more than 80 tables of data on hospitals on a quarterly basis. That is a lot of information to pour through to try and build a comprehensive review of VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. Luckily, we are here to help! I’ve put together this page to help you to get a better idea of what the hospital does, who is affiliated with it, share any patient survey data and much more. (If you want to jump to a specific section of the review, here are the section headers: General Hospital Data, Ratings, Cost Analysis, Infections, Comparison, Nearby Skilled Nursing Facilities, Doctors Associated with VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, Survey Analysis.)

In the briefest summary, VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM is one of the types of hospitals called Acute Care - Veterans Administration. It is in AURORA, CO. Its five star rating is 5 . Its type of ownership is Veterans Health Administration. The facility's Medicare ID is 6005. It does provide emergency services. There are 0 medical professionals and 0 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. We do not have data on average costs for care provided at VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.

According to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ("HCAHPS") that ended in September 30, 2021, 82% of the patients surveyed definitely recommended VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, while only 3% did not recommend going to VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.

The information presented below is based on data provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is updated as new data is made available.

General Information for VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Address:

1700 NORTH WHEELING STREET
AURORA, CO 80045
(303) 399-8020
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Medicare Provider Number:

6005

Type:

Acute Care - Veterans Administration

Ownership:

Veterans Health Administration

Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Overall Rating:



The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM summarizes a variety of measures across 5 areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. Once reporting thresholds are met, a hospital’s Overall Star Rating is calculated using only those measures for which data are available. Hospitals report data to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. Overall Star Ratings aren’t calculated for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) or Department of Defense (DoD) hospitals.

Most hospitals will have an Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating of 3.

National distribution of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating The following table shows the national distribution of the Overall Star Rating based on July 2022 results.

Overall rating Number of hospitals / Percentage
1 star 198 (6.34%)
2 stars 702 (22.49%)
3 stars 895 (28.68%)
4 stars 895 (28.68%)
5 stars 431 (13.81%)
N/A 1,368 (30.47%)

Additional detailed on the method for calculating the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating from this document.

Patient Survey Results

Below is information compiled by CMS on the percentage of patients who respond to specific treatments and a comparison of the results for VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 85 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 3 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 12 %
Nurse communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Nurse communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 90 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 1 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 9 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 85 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 3 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 12 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 82 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 4 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 14 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 85 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 2 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 13 %
Doctor communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Doctor communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 91 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 1 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 8 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 85 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 3 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 12 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 80 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 3 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 17 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 67 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 6 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 27 %
Staff responsiveness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Staff responsiveness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 68 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 4 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 28 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 67 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 9 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 24 %
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them 75 %
Patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them 13 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 12 %
Communication about medicines - linear mean score Not Applicable
Communication about medicines - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" communicated what the medication was for 83 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 6 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 11 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 66 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 20 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 14 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 10 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 90 %
Discharge information - linear mean score Not Applicable
Discharge information - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that NO, they did not discuss whether they would need help after discharge 12 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 88 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 8 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 92 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 31 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 3 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 66 %
Care transition - linear mean score Not Applicable
Care transition - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who "Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 36 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 6 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 58 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 31 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 2 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 67 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 24 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 2 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 74 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 82 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 8 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 10 %
Cleanliness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Cleanliness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night 78 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 3 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 19 %
Quietness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Quietness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 2 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 14 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 84 %
Overall hospital rating - linear mean score Not Applicable
Overall hospital rating - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported NO, they would probably not or definitely not recommend the hospital 3 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 82 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 15 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, Compare to National and State Averages

Understanding how much a hospital is going to cost is extremely difficult. Hospitals themselves actively obscure what they charge and have negotiated different rates with different insurers. Then you have the problem of the wide variety of treatments which the VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM provides.

To provide some standard metric to compare hospital costs, CMS publishes the MSPB (or "Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary"). Even though you may not be on Medicare, this metric may still be useful. The MSPB is expressed as a percentage compared to the national average for costs that Medicare incurs. A percentage higher than 100% means the hospital charges more than the national average while a percentage less than 100% means the hospital charges less than the national average.

MSPB for VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM: Not Available

We do not have detailed cost analysis for VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.

Infection Rates at VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

These measures show how often patients at VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM contract certain infections during the course of their medical treatment, when compared to other hospitals nationally.

Infection Type Score / Compare to National Average
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.22 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 2.39 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 3,359.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 3.42 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 3.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) 0.88 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.94 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 3.86 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 3,826.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 3.94 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 8.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) 2.03 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Number of Procedures Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) Not Available / Not Available

How VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

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Percentages of Complications and Deaths at VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Measure Score Compared to National Rates
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients 4.3% SAME
Death rate for heart attack patients 10.8% SAME
Death rate for CABG surgery patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for COPD patients 7% SAME
Death rate for heart failure patients 8% Better
Death rate for pneumonia patients 12.5% Better
Death rate for stroke patients NA Not Enough Data
Pressure ulcer rate 0.55% SAME
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications 158.89% SAME
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.2% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.09% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 2.59% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate 1.08% SAME
Postoperative respiratory failure rate 16.28% Worse
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 3.2% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate 6.94% SAME
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 2.12% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 0.94% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 1.22% SAME

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Many hospital patients are not ready to return home after a hospital visit. If recovery is going to be protracted, doctors will often advise that the patients recuperate at a skilled nursing facility. Below is a list of the skilled nursing homes near VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Vi at Highlands Ranch Skilled Nursing 5:
Continuing Care at Wind Crest 5:
The Suites at Holly Creek Care Center 5:
Orchard Park Health Care Center 5:
Neurorestorative Colorado 5:
Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center 5:
Beth Israel at Shalom Park 5:
Julia Temple Healthcare Center 5:
Suites at Clermont Park Care Center 5:
Holly Heights Care Center 5:
South Valley Post Acute Rehabilitation 5:
Advanced Health Care of Aurora 5:
Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence 5:
Ahc of Lakewood, LLC 5:
Arvada Care and Rehabilitation Center 5:
The Center at Northridge, LLC 5:
Frasier Meadows Health Care Center 5:
Boulder Canyon Health and Rehabilitation 5:
The Center at Lincoln, LLC 4:
Life Care Center of Stonegate 4:
Brookdale Greenwood Village 4:
Englewood Post Acute and Rehabilitation 4:
Center at Lowry, LLC 4:
Sloan's Lake Rehabilitation Center 4:
Allison Care Center 4:
Westlake Care Community 4:
Lakeside Post Acute 4:
Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood,the 4:
Irondale Post Acute 4:
The Villas at Sunny Acres 4:
Silver Heights Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 3:
Life Care Center of Littleton 3:
The Springs at St Andrews Village 3:
Highline Post Acute 3:
Amberwood Post Acute 3:
Rowan Community, Inc 3:
Westwood Post Acute 3:
Villa Manor Care Center 3:
Crestmoor Health and Rehabilitation Center 3:
Hilltop Park Post Acute 3:
Summit Rehabilitation and Care Community 3:
Western Hills Health Care Center 3:
Cambridge Care Center 3:
Uptown Health Care Center 3:
Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons 3:
Wheatridge Manor Care Center 3:
Mountain Vista Health Center 3:
Arbor View 3:
Life Care Center of Westminster 3:
Brighton Care Center 3:
Riverdale Post Acute 3:
Boulder Post Acute 3:
The Suites at Someren Glen Care Center 2:
Hallmark Nursing Center 2:
Elevation Health and Rehabilitation Center 2:
Hampden Hills Post Acute 2:
Lakewood Post Acute and Rehabilitation 2:
Life Care Center of Aurora 2:
Brookshire Post Acute 2:
Parkview Care Center 2:
Berkley Manor Care Center 2:
Mapleton Post Acute 2:
Briarwood Health Care Center 2:
Health Center at Franklin Park 2:
Harmony Pointe Nursing Center 2:
Denver North Care Center 2:
Forest Street Compassionate Care Center 2:
Ridgeview Post Acute 2:
Clear Creek Care Center 2:
The Village Care and Rehabilitation Center 2:
Coal Creek Post Acute and Assisted Living 2:
Winding Trails Post Acute 2:
Parker Post Acute 1:
Cherrelyn Healthcare Center 1:
Prestige Care Center of Morrison 1:
The Heights Post Acute 1:
Oakwood Care and Rehabilitation 1:
Lowry Hills Care and Rehabilitation 1:
University Heights Rehab and Care Community 1:
Sierra Post Acute 1:
Cedars Healthcare Center 1:
Lakewood Villa 1:
St Paul Health Center 1:
Aviva at Fitzsimons 1:
Juniper Village - The Spearly Center 1:
Park Forest Care Center, Inc. 1:
Ardent Health and Rehabilitation Center 1:
Malley Transitional Care Center 1:
Skylake Post Acute 1:
Adara Living 1:

Medical Groups Affiliated with VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

There are 0 doctors and 0 medical groups that are affiliated with VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.