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Awards & Honors

Magnet LogoMagnet Recognition

The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza was the first community-based hospital in the Denver metro area to attain the Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This is the highest national honor for nursing care that a health care organization can receive.


Primary Stroke Certification

The Medical Center of Aurora is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This Disease Specific Certification has been awarded to only seven other hospitals in the state of Colorado. It is currently the highest level of stroke certification.

TMCA Chest Pain Center AccreditationChest Pain Center Accreditation

Both The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza meet the high patient care, quality and safety standards of the American Society of Chest Pain Centers. Centennial Medical Plaza was the first freestanding ER in Colorado to earn accreditation. The Medical Center of Aurora has Chest Pain Center accreditation with PCI.

#5 Hospital in the Denver Metro Area

The Medical Center of Aurora was ranked the #5 hospital in the Denver metro area in U.S. News Media & World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospital Rankings. TMCA was also recognized for high performance in eight specialties.

GWTG Stroke Gold Plus AwardGet With The Guidelines Awards

The Medical Center of Aurora received a Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Performance Achievement Award and a Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award in 2010, and a Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award and a Gold Performance Achievement Award in 2011.

NAPBC Accreditation

The Breast Cancer Care Center at The Medical Center of Aurora has Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

Oncology Certification

By the American Cancer Society.

Community Hospital Program Accreditation

By the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.

Top 100 Best Places to Work in U.S.

The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the United States in 2008 by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility

Won 2007, 2008, 2009
For the past three years The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza has won the Alfred P. Sloan Award for providing a flexible work environment.

CPEx Timberline Award

In 2008 The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza won the Colorado Performance Excellence (CPEx) Timberline Award for its quality performance improvement.