UCHealth Poudre Valley has a lot to celebrate today.

Healthgrades did an annual study of hospitals in the country, basing their research off of which facilities demonstrate a 'patient-first' culture, superior performance, and-- on a more morbid note-- the 'risk of dying' percentage from patients.

According to the PVH Media Relations Specialist Kelly Tracer, "PVH is one of just three hospitals in the state to be recognized on the 50 Best list. In addition, Healthgrades recognized PVH with clinical quality awards in seven areas: joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, critical care, general surgery, pulmonary care and stroke care." I know where I'm scheduling my next appointment.

To learn more about PVH's recognition, read the full study right here.