Aetna Institute of Quality Cardiac Care Facility

The Medical Center of Aurora Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®

Aurora, CO, December 6, 2011 – The Medical Center of Aurora has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of healthcare services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

“We are proud to of our designation as an Aetna Institute of Quality® for cardiac care,” said John Hill, President and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza. “Clinical expertise and patient safety are our top priorities in our commitment to providing the community with world-class heart care.”

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 and Chest Pain Center accreditation. 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 Main and North Campus locations along with Centennial Medical Plaza in the southeast metro area. Selected as a "Best Place to Work" by the Denver Business Journal (2010), the hospital and its three campuses are part of the HealthONE System of Excellence.