Awards and Recognitions for Longmont United Hospital
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Recognizes the Intensive Care Unit with Silver Beacon Award for ExcellenceTM
The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence earned by the Intensive Care Unit at Longmont United Hospital signifies continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care. The Intensive Care Unit at Longmont United Hospital earned its silver award by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria:
- Leadership Structures and Systems
- Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement
- Effective Communication, Knowledge Management, Learning and Development
- Evidence-Based Practice and Processes
- Outcome Measurement
AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive GynecologyTM
Longmont United Hospital is a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, a designation by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the leading association of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, and Surgical Review Corporation. This designation recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based minimally invasive gynecologic care. Note: Not all physicians or surgeons are COEMIG designees.
CareChex recognizes Longmont United Hospital
Medical Excellence Award for Gallbladder Removal: Performance ratings in the top 3 percent in Nation
Patient Safety Award for Gallbladder Removal: Performance ratings in the top 8 percent in Nation
Medical Excellence Award for Gastrointestinal Care: Performance ratings in the top 9 percent in Nation
Overall Orthopedic Care
Medical Excellence Award for Orthopedic Care: Performance ratings in the top 7 percent in Nation
Patient Safety Award for Orthopedic Care: Performance ratings in the top 4 percent in Nation
Medical Excellence Award for Joint Replacement: Performance ratings in the top 6 percent in Nation
Healthgrades recognizes Longmont United Hospital
2013 Outstanding Patient Experience AwardTM – Longmont United Hospital among the Top 10% in the Nation
- Best in Region* for Overall Cardiac Services (2013)
- Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pneumonia (2008-2013)
- Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (2011-2013)
- Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services (2012)
- Outstanding Patient Care (2010-2011)
*Region is Boulder, CO as defined by the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget.
National Research Corporation recognizes Longmont United Hospital
2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award for the Boulder, CO market.
2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award for the Boulder, CO market. Consumer Choice results are derived from Market Insights, a national survey of 260,000 consumers, and is based on a hospital that possesses:
- Best Overall Quality
- Best Overall Image/Reputation
- Best Doctors
- Best Nurses
2013 Spirit of Planetree Award - Spirituality and Diversity
The Hospital’s spiritual care program includes employed and volunteer chaplains, pastors, Stephen Ministers, parish nurses and Clinical Pastoral Education students. The dedicated volunteer chaplains reflect the religious diversity of the communities we serve with representation from Christian, Messianic Jew, Buddhist, Catholic, Eckankar, Muslim, Christian Science, Mormon, Greek Orthodox, and Seventh Day Adventist traditions. The spiritual care team provides over 10,000 patient visits per year with around the clock, on-call coverage. They also accompany physicians during daily rounds at the Hospital.
Other services provided by the spiritual care program include Therapy Animals in Loving Service, Caring Clowns, Threshold Choir, and a Swami who leads meditation groups within the Hospital.