John Hill Named to "Up and Comers" List

Aurora, CO, September 15, 2010 - HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza announced that John G. Hill, president and CEO, was named to the 2010 “Up and Comers” list by Modern Healthcare magazine.

The annual “Up & Comers” list recognizes rising young leaders aged 40 and under who are making a difference in health care. Hill was one of 12 executives selected from among 103 nominations. The honorees appear in the September 13 issue of Modern Healthcare, a national trade publication that covers the health care industry.

Hill was named the president and CEO at The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza in 2007. Under Hill’s leadership, The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza has been granted Magnet Designation, the most prestigious designation of excellence in nursing services, Primary Stroke Center Certification, Chest Pain Center Accreditation and Oncology Certification. Along with his leadership team, Hill creates a work environment worthy of the 2008 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare, the 2008 Colorado Performance Excellence (CPEx) Timberline Award and the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility 2007, 2008, 2009. The Medical Center of Aurora is also a Mentor Hospital for the 100,000 Lives Campaign, and an HCA “Cardiovascular Center of Excellence.” 

For more information about Hill or The Medical Center of Aurora, please call 303-695-2600 or visit

About The Medical Center of Aurora

The Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver Metro area to receive Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence is an acute care hospital with specialization in cardiovascular services, neurosciences, oncology, surgery and women’s services. The Medical Center of Aurora also has Primary Stroke Certification.

The hospital is a Level II trauma center, serving the eastern metro area and I-70 corridor with emergency care, EMS education and support. Licensed for 346 beds, the facility is located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi in Aurora, Colo., and encompasses South and North Campus locations along with Centennial Medical Plaza in the southeast metro area. Selected as “The Best Company to Work for in Colorado” (2007), the hospital and its three campuses are part of the HealthONE System of Excellence.

HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with 8,500 employees and 3,000 affiliated physicians. Named Colorado’s “Best Company for Working Families” – large business category (2004, 2005, 2006), the health system was created in 1995 as a 50/50 joint venture between non-profit The Colorado Health Foundation (formally HealthONE Alliance), one of Colorado’s largest charitable foundations, and various affiliates of HCA.