ColoradoBiz Magazine Names Mount Evans the Top Health Care Company in 2020
Despite all the uncertainty we are all surrounded by in Colorado this year – a pandemic, wildfires, social unrest, political turmoil and more, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some good news and thank our extended family in the mountain community. ColoradoBiz Magazine named Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice the Top Health Care Company in the state. This is an amazing honor and incredibly rare achievement for any organization.
We’ve been fortunate to be named a finalist for the last two years. It somehow seems appropriate that in the year we are celebrating our 40th Anniversary, and more importantly 40 years of caring for the mountain community, that we would be named the winner.
When they looked at Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice for the last three years, they saw a community-based nonprofit that offered highly skilled and nationally recognized hospice, home health, palliative care and emotional support. They saw a small but mighty team of care providers that travelled more than 311,000 miles in challenging terrain to make more than 25,000 patient care visits. And, they saw an incredibly loving organization that offers children a grief summer camp that has helped more than 1,500 children find hope for healing since 1995.
This year, the judges saw something beyond our programs. They saw our heart and our resilience. They took into account an organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They wanted to recognize the companies that stepped up to meet the moment. I couldn’t be more proud of the entire Mount Evans family, this includes our clinical team who wouldn’t let the coronavirus stop them from doing what they were meant to do – caring for patients. It includes our administrative team who pivoted to keep the office open, our care teams supported and the building safe. And, it includes our generous donors throughout the mountain community who support us and make it possible for us to do what we do.
We are honored to be recognized as an organization with drive, determination, a vision and a plan that is making Colorado a better place to live and work. Although we take great pride in this recognition, our greatest achievement is in making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients. We focus on living. Mount Evans’ physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nursing assistants, therapists, social workers, and volunteers often enter an individual’s life when they are their most vulnerable. We bring our skill and sensitivity through their front door and make their days richer, warmer and more meaningful. And that is more than enough.
As I explained to ColoradoBiz Magazine, “We remain a unique health care provider in a rapidly changing world of payment models, care delivery systems and regulatory reforms. Although the rate of change is relentless, what has not changed, nor will ever change, is our commitment to serving our neighbors in the mountain communities the way we would want our own loved ones to be cared for.”
We care for our neighbors in the most literal sense of the word, and that commitment is the heart of our strong culture of service. Our staff members live in the communities we serve, and our shared concern for this “extended family” unites our attitude and action.
Please follow along on our social media pages over the next four weeks as the family at Mount Evans explains in their own words what they think makes Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice the Top Health Care Company in the state.