Provider Network Facts

154050495smUCHealth Plan Administrators delivers leading-edge benefit solutions for today’s partially self-funded employer by expanding upon the connected infrastructure of University of Colorado Health.  The integration of UCHealth’s network of providers, pharmacy administration, and embedded medical management with our unique administrative model offers the most patient-centered and cost effective solution to employers.



University of Colorado Health – the foundation of the UCHealth Plan Administrators Suite of Products & Services.

UCHealth Plan Administrators Preferred Provider Network
  • Over 2,000 participating healthcare providers
  • 6 hospitals, including Childrens Hospital of Colorado campuses in Aurora and Broomfield (additional expansion plans in Colorado Springs)
  • Over 2,400 nationally recognized nursing staff
  • Broad and narrow provider network initiatives designed to drive extremely competitive rates or wider provider selection
  • Accessibility to high quality networks for employees who reside outside of primary network proximity
  • Robust stop loss discounts, due to network quality and optimized patient outcomes
  • Statewide behavioral health network

UCHealth Pharmacy
  • Inpatient and outpatient pharmacy management
  • Active pharmacy/therapeutic committee formulary management
  • Helpful on-site pharmacists
  • Mail order services, including maintenance medications and specialty drugs
  • Medication adherence/compliance initiatives
  • Aggressive discounting strategies


UCHealth Medical Management
  • Electronic medical record shared throughout UCHealth system of clinicians
  • Integrated medical management capabilities, including pre-certification, concurrent review, and discharge planning
  • Sophisticated data warehousing application with daily data transfers that enable continued care coordination after episodes of care
  • Early identification of chronic disease and interventional opportunities through sophisticated predictive modeling engine powered by Johns Hopkins



Our System’s Recognition as Leader

University of Colorado Health is an academic health system that truly sets the bar for healthcare quality and clinical excellence.


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Only organization to ever achieve back-to-back #1 Overall Quality Ranking from the University Health System Consortium

magnet recognized

Magnet Designation – American Nurses Credentialing Center:  Third consecutive designation places Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, and University of Colorado Hospital in top 1% of organizations for nursing excellence worldwide
malcomB Recipient of the 2008 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for innovation and performance excellence
usnews-besthospital US News & World Report Best Hospital Rankings (2013)
#1 ranked hospital in Colorado (University of Colorado Hospital)
• #4 ranked hospital in Colorado (Poudre Valley Hospital)
• #7 ranked hospital in Colorado (Medical Center of the Rockies)
• 5 ranked specialties
• 21 high-performing specialties
• Best hospital in Denver metro area (University of Colorado Hospital)


Awarded Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center designation


CU Cancer Center elected as member institution by the National Cancer Care Network


100 Top Hospitals Award designated by Truven Health Analytics


Recognized as one of America's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission


Designated by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of the top 97 hospitals nationwide for successful outcomes following joint replacement surgery


Awarded Gold 2012 Beacon Award for Excellence by American Association of Critical Care Nurses


University of Colorado Health – Key Facts & Figures (2013 data)

Total licensed hospital beds 1,546
Total hospital admissions 67,462
Total surgeries performed 57,069
Total emergency room visits 292,763
Total babies delivered 10,635