Kickball Tournament to Benefit the American Heart Association: Entertainment and Fun for All

Aurora, CO, June 18, 2010 - HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) Emergency Medical Services and Trauma departments in conjunction with The American Heart Association (AHA) will host its first Community Kickball Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, July 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Employees of the hospital and their families will compete with teams from Rural/Metro EMS, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center and University of Colorado Hospital to become the kickball tournament champions.

The public is invited to watch the exciting kickball tournament while enjoying concession stands, fire engines tours by the Aurora Fire Department, AirLife Denver helicopter tours, ambulance tours by Rural/Metro EMS, free massages, a moon bounce jumping castle, face painting and much more. The kickball tournament and entertainment is free and open to the public. All donations at the event will benefit the AHA. “The tournament is an opportunity for hospital employees and the local community to give back to the American Heart Association and support their mission to build healthier lives,” said Mark Mayes, Interim Director of Emergency Services at The Medical Center of Aurora.

The tournament will be held at Highline Park, 200 S. Peoria St., in Aurora. For more information about the kickball tournament or The Medical Center of Aurora, please visit www.auroramed.com or call 303-873-5757.

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 and various affiliates of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).