Dear Hospitals, Community Partners and Stakeholders,

The time has finally arrived! Tomorrow on April 1, we will officially kick off the implementation of the Hospital Transformation Program (HTP) with the beginning of the application period. HTP applications are due by April 30; this will then be followed by a process of review and feedback on applications and working with the Application Review Oversight Committee to ensure all hospitals have an approved application that sets them up for success in the program. All applications will be finalized before the implementation process begins.
 
It's been an incredible experience to see the HTP grow over the past five years since its inception. From the planning, to community engagement, our meetings with community health partners, to brainstorming sessions with the Colorado Hospital Association and their members, to workgroup meetings with hospitals, meetings with boards and committees like the Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise (CHASE) Board and the HTP Community Advisory Council, to staff from the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) and consultants making it happen behind the scenes, this program would not have been able to happen without all of you. I'd like to give a special thank you to hospitals for being such present, collaborative partners in this process and your commitment to the program.
 
The HTP team, the CHASE Board, the Department and I look forward to the future of the program and our continued work together. Thank you again for all you have done.
Thank You,
 
Nancy Dolson
Special Financing Division Director