Fierce Innovation Awards



Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition Program Announces Finalists, Lutheran Recognized


WHEAT RIDGE, CO (July 26, 2017) – Lutheran Medical Center today announced that it has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards:  Healthcare Edition 2017, an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthcare.  Lutheran was recognized as a finalist in the category of Data Analytics/Business Intelligence.

Lutheran was selected as a national finalist for use of its innovative, industry-leading product, Biovigil, a hand hygiene monitoring system that was implemented in 2016. Biovigil has increased patient, employee and visitor safety at Lutheran by supporting its work on reducing hospital-related infection rates.

Finalists were recognized in five distinct categories designed to highlight products and services that have the potential to make the greatest impact on savings, healthcare delivery and patient engagement.

They were selected by a distinguished panel of judges from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems.  All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: care efficiency, competitive advantage, financial impact/value, market need, and overall fierceness and innovation. Applicants with the top 3 scores in each category were selected as finalists. 

 “Lutheran is on a path to transform healthcare,” said Grant Wicklund, President and CEO. “Biovigil is one of the tools we have adopted that will help us to create a successful future and bring the highest standards of care to our patients. Our vision is being realized through our new Innovation Center and the highly talented and creative people that work here. We are greatly honored to receive this national recognition for doing the right things for our patients.”  

Winners of the national Fierce Innovation Award will be announced and published in the Innovation Report on Aug. 28. The full list of finalists is available at:

About Lutheran Medical Center

Lutheran Medical Center is a community-based, 338-bed acute-care hospital located in Wheat Ridge, CO. Local and national ratings organizations regularly recognize Lutheran for clinical excellence, patient safety and patient experience.


Lutheran’s premier services include a five-star birthing center, Heart and Neurovascular Center, robotic surgery, Primary Stroke Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Orthopedics, a Level III Trauma Center and emergency services including the first Senior Emergency Room in Colorado. Senior-focused services also include Senior Behavioral Health and a Senior Surgery Center. Lutheran operations include West Pines, Lutheran Hospice, Bridges Health and Wellness and Colorado Lutheran Home and Apartments. To learn more, visit


Lutheran is owned by SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable. Our $2.5 billion health network aspires to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through our 12 hospitals, 210 physician clinics, home health care, hospice, mental health care, and safety-net services in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. SCL Health provides more than $257 million a year in community benefit. SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit


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