The Medical Center of Aurora Honored with Second Performance Award

Hospital Receives Award for Quality Improvement in Care of Stroke Patients

Aurora, CO, October 6, 2010 - HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) recently received the Get With The Guidelines (GWTG)-Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award in addition to being awarded the GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award in August for cardiac and stroke care. The Silver Performance Award recognizes hospitals that have maintained a performance rate of 85 percent or better for one year in the ACTION Registry-GWTG program.

The ACTION Registry–GWTG-Stroke program empowers health care providers to improve treatment and care for stroke patients by consistently treating patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association provides the program.

“The Medical Center of Aurora’s ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award is tangible evidence of The Medical Center of Aurora’s work and commitment to quality improvement in the care and treatment of stroke patients,” said Gregg C. Fonarow, chairperson of the ACTION Registry–GWTG Steering Committee.

The Medical Center of Aurora ACTION Registry–GWTG team will accept the award at the Get With The Guidelines Performance Award Recognition Ceremony, during AHA Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL, Nov. 13-17.

“We are very proud to be accepting the award. This speaks to the quality care we provide and the hard work our neurologists, cardiologists and nurses put into continuous quality improvement,” said John Hill, president and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora.

For more information about the award or The Medical Center of Aurora, please visit www.auroramed.com or call 303-695-2600.

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