Northern Colorado News Briefs
May 2018 | April 2018 | March 2018
UCHealth named in Top 15
IBM Watson Health has named UCHealth among the top 15 large health-care systems in the country. Their Top 15 Top Health Systems annual study evaluates overall organizational performance based on metrics like patient satisfaction, fewer complications and infections, shorter length of stay and shorter emergency department wait times. UCHealth is headquartered in Aurora and has locations throughout Northern Colorado and Boulder Valley. You can download the complete report at: http://truvenhealth.com/Products/100-Top-Hospitals/Program-Info/15-Top-Health-Systems
The Foundry is taking shape in Loveland
The Foundry, a mixed-use development in Loveland, continues to take shape. Ground has now broken on the flagship Metropolitan Theatre, which will have 625 movie theatre seats, and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott. The hotel will have 102 rooms, a lounge, indoor pool, fitness center, and divisible meeting space. Visit the official development website and take a fly-through tour at: http://www.thefoundryloveland.com/.
1st Quarter Market Watch
Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), the Northern Colorado MLS, released the Q1-2018 Market Watch Report. In Weld County, the number of Closed Sales was up 8.4% while the Median Sales Price was up 10.6%, reaching $332,330. The Days on Market (DOM) for listings decreased by 4.5%, lowering to 74 days. In Larimer County, the number of Closed Sales was slightly down by 4.0% while the Median Sales Price was up by 8.6%, reaching $399,500. Homes also sold more quickly in Larimer County, with the DOM for listings down 6.5% to reach 82 days.
Greeley MSA 3rd fastest growing
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Greeley metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was the 3rd fastest growing MSA in the United States from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The Greeley MSA, which encompasses Weld County, grew by 3.5% to reach a total population of 304,633. Comparatively, the Boulder MSA grew by 0.4% and the Fort Collins-Loveland MSA by 1.6%.
Weld, Larimer Counties added jobs January to January
Weld, Larimer and Boulder Valley counties added jobs in January 2018 over the same month a year prior. Weld County added 7,479 jobs January 2018 over January 2017 while Larimer County added 6,146 and Boulder County added 4,414. For more information and comprehensive analysis, check out: https://bizwest.com/2018/03/12/noco-boulder-valley-counties-add-jobs-january-january/.
Two UCHealth hospitals make Top 100
Two UCHealth hospitals recently made Healthgrades' 2018 list of America's 100 Best Hospitals. Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and SCL Health's Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette both made the list, which puts them in the top 2% of hospitals for exhibiting clinical excellence for at least three consecutive years. You can view the complete findings at: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/top-hospitals-2018.
Fort Collins finalist in 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge
The Bloomberg 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge is underway and out of 320 applicants, 35 cities have been selected as finalists and have been recognized as Champion Cities. The Bloomberg 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge is a nationwide challenge that encourages city leaders to find innovative solutions to the toughest problems facing their city. Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver are among the 35 finalists and will transition into a six-month testing period where they test prototypes of their ideas with up to $100,000 in funding per city. Click here to learn more about the ongoing competition.
2017 Regional Housing Snapshot
Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) released final numbers for the Regional Snapshot 2017. In Greeley, the number of Listings Sold was down 15% while the Median Sales Price was up 10%, reaching $275,000. The Average Days on Market (ADOM) decreased by 21.2%, lowering to 52 days. In Loveland, the number of Listings Sold was up by 11.3% and the Median Sales Price up by 4.3%, reaching $360,000. The ADOM in Loveland was down 3.8% over last year to reach 77 days. In nearby Fort Collins, the number of Listings Sold increased by 2% and the Median Sales Price increased by 7% to reach $381,395. The ADOM for Fort Collins dropped 6.6% to hit 71 days.
Colorado a Top 10 'Happiest State'
The Gallup-Sharecare 2017 State of American Well-Being Rankings were recently released and Colorado came in at #6. Colorado and Hawaii are the only two states to have made the Top 10 since the index began in 2008. The goal of the index is to measure how Americans feel about their physical health, social connections, finances, community and sense of purpose. Learn more at: http://www.well-beingindex.com/2017-gswbi-state-rankings.