Two Northern Colorado hospitals have been recognized as Top 100 hospitals in the country by Denver-based Healthgrades.

North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland have both been honored by Healthgrades. The hospitals are operated by Phoenix, Ariz.-based Banner Health.

In order to be recognized, hospitals must achieve clinical outcomes that are better than expected across a majority of procedures and conditions performed for a minimum of four years.

Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver and Centura Health - Penrose Saint Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs were also recognized by Healthgrades.

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