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Denver Health Becomes Profitable After Using Toyota as a Template

"The Denver Health approach is one that public hospitals everywhere should emulate", said Mark McClellan, director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution and former administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


Denver Health Received 2011 UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award


Denver Health, the top performer among participating public hospitals, was presented with the award for demonstrating excellence in supply chain management.

Denver Health Received “Nobel Prize for Operations”

Denver Channel 7

Denver Health Received a Bronze Medallion Shingo Prize for Excellence, the “Nobel Prize for Operations” for realizing $88M in financial benefit over the past six years through Lean Quality Improvement Plan. 


A Broad And Structured Approach To Improving Patient Safety And Quality: Lessons From Denver Health

Health Affairs

"Denver Health, an integrated, public safety-net institution, developed a multifaceted, structured approach to quality and safety improvement that has produced positive outcomes. For example, in 2010 Denver Health ranked first of 112 US academic medical centers in terms of actual mortality observed relative to the national mortality rate."