The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza One of "Best Places to Work"

Aurora, CO, Dec 2, 2010 - HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza (TMCA) was named one of the Denver Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for 2010. TMCA received the third highest score in the Mega Company category. Working with Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Neb., The Denver Business Journal evaluated applicant companies on their effectiveness in creating a positive work environment for employees. The evaluation included gathering employees’ opinions through an employee survey. Winners were selected based on employee measurement of 40 attributes known to drive employee engagement.

Questions were broken down into 10 categories: team effectiveness, retention risk, alignment with goals, trust with co-workers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement and people practices. “Best Places to Work” were separated in four categories based on size of the company as measured by its number of employees — mega (751 or more), large (251-750), medium (51-250) and small (10-50). A minimum of 10 employees was required to participate in the employee survey.

“We are very proud to be accepting the award. It is our employees’ professionalism and enthusiasm that has made our hospital a Magnet hospital and earned us top honors. We’re so pleased that our employees are dedicated, passionate, and committed to providing quality care,” said John Hill, president and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora.

The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza is featured in the Nov. 19-25 issue of The Denver Business Journal profiling why employees enjoy TMCA. The Medical Center of Aurora article is also featured online.

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

About The Medical Center of Aurora (AuroraMed.com)

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).