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The Medical Center of Aurora Receives "A" from The Leapfrog Group
November 29, 2012
The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) has received an “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a not-for-profit quality organization. In the results of a report released on November 28th, TMCA received the highest grade awarded for patient safety.
Invision Sally Jobe Opens Outpatient Imaging Center in Aurora
September 4, 2012
Invision Sally Jobe announced today the opening of its newest imaging center, conveniently located on The Medical Center of Aurora campus at 1400 South Potomac Street, Suite 180.
U.S. News Recognizes The Medical Center of Aurora as a Top Colorado Hospital and for High Performance in Multiple Specialties
July 18, 2012
The Medical Center of Aurora has been ranked the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado as part of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings. There are 100 hospitals in the state of Colorado. The hospital has also been recognized for high performance in ten specialties.
HealthONE® Names New CEO for The Medical Center of Aurora
June 22, 2012
HCA-HealthONE® LLC today announces the appointment of Richard Hammett as Chief Executive Officer of The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza. Hammett, currently Chief Operating Officer of St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, TX, will begin his new role on August 1.
The Medical Center of Aurora Receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI
April 4, 2012
The Medical Center of Aurora announced that it has again received full accreditation with PCI from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) on March 9, 2012. The Medical Center of Aurora was first accredited in 2008.
9Health Fair Returning to The Medical Center of Aurora and Green Valley Ranch this April
For over 20 years, The Medical Center of Aurora has hosted a 9Health Fair. This spring will mark the fifth year that our Green Valley Ranch location has also hosted a fair. The Green Valley Ranch fair will take place on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 (7 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and The Medical Center of Aurora fair will take place on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 (7 a.m. - 12 p.m.).
The Medical Center of Aurora Volunteer Program Featured in the Aurora Sentinel
March 15, 2012
Resuscitation Choreography Featured on FOX 31 News
March 13, 2012
The Medical Center of Aurora to Offer Free Heart Health Screenings for National Heart Month
January 24, 2012
The Medical Center of Aurora, a leading Colorado heart health hospital, is offering free heart health screenings throughout the month of February.
HCA-HealthONE® Responds to Community Need for Behavioral Healthcare
December 15, 2011
HCA-HealthONE, LLC announces today plans for expansion of its regional network of care to include behavioral health services. Construction will begin at The Medical Center of Aurora North Campus (I-225 & 6th Ave., 700 Potomac St., Aurora) early spring of 2012 with an anticipated open date of fall 2012.
The Medical Center of Aurora Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®
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.
Centennial Medical Plaza Receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation
December 6, 2011
Centennial Medical Plaza announced that it has again received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). SCPC is an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza Now Offers Online Pre-Registration
November 14, 2011
Beginning Monday, November 14, The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza will offer patients the ability to pre-register online.
Breast Cancer Care Center Accredited by NAPBC
August 9, 2011
The Breast Cancer Care Center at The Medical Center of Aurora has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
The Medical Center of Aurora Receives GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award
August 9, 2011
The Medical Center of Aurora has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2011 – one of only 167 hospitals nationwide to do so.
U.S. News Recognizes The Medical Center of Aurora as a Top Denver Hospital
July 20, 2011
The Medical Center of Aurora has been recognized for high performance in multiple specialties as part of the U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings. It is also ranked the #5 hospital in the Denver metro area.
The Medical Center of Aurora Receives Stroke Achievement Award
July 6, 2011
The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes TMCA’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients according to evidence-based guidelines.
The Medical Center of Aurora Earns AABB Accreditation
June 29, 2011
The Medical Center of Aurora has been granted AABB accreditation for Transfusion Services.
Accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially-trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB.
The Medical Center of Aurora Hosts Car Show to Benefit MS Society
May 27, 2011
Vintage auto enthusiasts will enjoy a lineup of "greased lightning" from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11 when the Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza hosts the Jeremy Brunn Hot Rod Car Show on its Main Campus located at 1501 So. Potomac in Aurora.
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The Medical Center of Aurora's Cardiac Rehab Program Featured on 9News
May 19, 2011
A new study by the Mayo Clinic shows that people who have had a heart attack can live longer if they go to cardiac rehab. Unfortunately, doctors say not enough patients take advantage of those programs.
National Stroke Month Kicks Off at CO State Capitol
May 3, 2011
Rep. Acree Introduced Resolution HJR11-1023, “May as Stroke Awareness Month”
Jake and his mother Jill were on hand to support Representative Acree’s resolution on how important stroke education and awareness of the warning signs are for adults and children.
The Medical Center of Aurora Announces 2011 Community Partner
April 13, 2011
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza announced that the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, will be the hospital’s 2011 Community Partner. The hospital has set a goal of contributing 2,000 volunteer hours and raising $71,500 for programs and research that will benefit Coloradans living with MS.
"MS Society Gets Fundraising Community Partner"
March 14, 2011
The Medical Center of Aurora as well as the Centennial Medical Plaza are announcing that the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be their community partner for the year.
"Quick Action in Vail Aids Heart Attack Sufferer"
March 10, 2011
From Vail Daily:
You don't often appreciate how health care works until you need it, and for one local man, that became evident last month.
Dave Bentley, a retired pilot, did his final run of the day on Vail Mountain last month, and something just wasn't right.
9Health Fair Returning to The Medical Center of Aurora and Green Valley Ranch this April
March 10, 2011
9Health Fair, Colorado's largest nonprofit and volunteer-supported health fair, is returning to The Medical Center of Aurora and Green Valley Ranch this April!
The Medical Center of Aurora and Whole Foods Market Team Up for Heart Health
February 22, 2011
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza and Whole Foods Market SouthGlenn encourage all residents to take the 28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge and improve their personal health indicator numbers.
The Medical Center of Aurora to Offer Free Heart Health Screenings
January 31, 2011
The Medical Center of Aurora, a leading Colorado heart health hospital, is offering free heart health screenings around Aurora throughout the month of February. The goal of these screenings is to promote cardiovascular health to the community in honor of National Heart Month.
The Medical Center of Aurora Named A "Best Place to Work"
December 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.
Summit Family Medicine Awarded Top Honor
October 29, 2010
Summit Family Medicine, a HealthONE primary care practice, received the top honor of the Golden Galaxy Award for the best clinic at the Health TeamWorks Awards.
The Medical Center of Aurora Honored with Second Performance Award
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 Medical Center of Aurora to Host Fall Family Festival
September 22, 2010
HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) will host the Fall Family Festival on Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event brings families together to celebrate fall with amusements and rides, while also informing families about health care and safety.
Resuscitation Choreography Program Featured in the Aurora Sentinel
September 16, 2010
From the Aurora Sentinel:
The protagonist is a person whose heart has stopped beating.
The secondary characters are firefighters, physicians and nurses.
The Aurora Fire Department’s Resuscitation Choreography program is like a play. It’s scripted and choreographed, with each movement calculated and meticulous.
John Hill Named to Modern Healthcare's "Up and Comers" List
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 Medical Center of Aurora to Host Men's Health Event
September 7, 2010
HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) will host a Mens’s Health Event on Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event engages men in strategies to reduce cholesterol levels, become physically active and take steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
Free Heart Health Community Event
August 31, 2010
Many people assume they are healthy until they suffer their first heart attack. To help people get to know their heart – how it works, how to keep it healthy and how to identify personal risk factors, The Medical Center of Aurora and Community College of Aurora are teaming up to host “Know Your Heart,” a free community health fair.
Resuscitation Choreography Program Featured on Channel 8 News
The resuscitation choreography program was featured on Channel 8 news. Resuscitation Choreography is an organized and collaborative response to cardiac arrest patients using teamwork and designated roles throughout the resuscitation of the patient.
Physician and Social Media Give Hope to Teenage Patient
August 6, 2010
Ethiopian teen Weini Haile, 16, came to Aurora a year and a half ago seeking life-saving kidney therapy. Recently, her condition worsened and she started dialysis. In her home-country she was out of options, and nearly out of time.
"The doctors in Ethiopia said, 'there is nothing we can do, her kidneys have failed and unless she leaves the country and goes to Europe or the United States, or somewhere else, there is nothing else we can do," said Millete Birhanemaskel, Haile's cousin.
Pregnant Patient Survives Rare and Often Fatal Heart Condition
August 5. 2010
When 32-year-old Claudia Ruiz-Ruiz arrived at the emergency room of the Medical Center of Aurora at 2:30 a.m. back in May, she was having extreme chest pains.
Doctors were immediately concerned about both her life and the life of her unborn baby. She was 38 weeks pregnant.
The Medical Center of Aurora Honored with Performance Award
July 29, 2010
HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) recently received the ACTION Registry-GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes hospitals that have maintained a performance rate of 85 percent or better for two years in the ACTION Registry-GWTG program.
The ACTION Registry–GWTG program empowers health care providers to improve treatment and care for cardiac patients by consistently treating heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines.
Physicians from The Medical Center of Aurora Featured on Alt Games Sports Special
Dr. John Barker, spine surgeon, and Dr. Jodie Taylor, trauma surgeon, were featured during the "Alt Games: College Action Sports Championships" CBS sports special on Saturday, June 19. This program covered highlights of the Alt Games, including the incredible story of Jonny Meyers.
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Kickball Tournament to Benefit the American Heart Association
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.
Vein Viewer Featured on CBS4 News
On May 25, 2010, CBS4 News in Denver featured The Medical Center of Aurora and the Vein Viewer on the 5 p.m. news. The Vein Viewer is a valuable tool to have for patients who have hard to find or difficult veins (like premature babies and cancer patients). This advanced technology, used in addition to a nurse's own background and instincts, adds to The Medical Center of Aurora's ability to best serve our patients.
The Medical Center of Aurora was the first hospital in Colorado to use this technology.
Celebrate Women's Health Week
The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza invite you to celebrate National Women's Health Week. This year National Women's Health Week is May 9-15. This health observance is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health. It encourages all women to take charge of their health and make it a priority.
The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza have coordinated various events to revolve around this health initiative.
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza Recognized as a Gold Start! Fit-Friendly Company
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza has been recognized by the American Heart Association and Start! as a Start! Fit-Friendly Company. The hospital is a Gold Level Award recipient.
"Health Care Reform Hits Home in Aurora"
April 2, 2010
From The Aurora Sentinel:
When the patient discovered she had leukemia, her first concerns were for cost rather than care. Kathy Myers, a registered nurse at the Medical Center of Aurora, remembers the reaction of a particular patient after learning of her illness.
For Myers, the response underscored the need for health care reform in the U.S. more than any of the countless debates that have dominated the media in recent months.
9Health Fair Returning to The Medical Center of Aurora and Green Valley Ranch this April
9Health Fair, Colorado's largest nonprofit and volunteer-supported health fair, is returning to The Medical Center of Aurora and Green Valley Ranch this April! TMCA and GVR will be two of the 170 locations offering free and low-cost medical screenings to the people of Colorado. The mission of 9Health Fair is to encourage health awareness and to motivate people to take responsibility for their own health.
International Nurses Visit The Medical Center of Aurora During AORN Congress
March 17, 2010
On March 17, 2010, The Medical Center of Aurora Main Campus hosted 50 international perioperative nurse leaders, faculty, and executives for a tour of and presentation about the hospital. Countries represented by these nurse leaders included Taiwan, Finland, UK, and China. Nurses were particularly interested to learn about the hospital's Magnet designation and our perioperative practices.
AORN 57th Annual Congress
March 1, 2010
The 57th Annual Congress of the Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN) will be held in Denver from March 13 to 18 2010. The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) is proud to have several surgeons and nursing colleagues speaking at the event.
The Medical Center of Aurora Featured in Denver Business Journal's Health Care Quarterly
The Medical Center of Aurora, along with other Denver metro area hospitals, was featured in the Denver Business Journal's Health Care Quarterly (Cardiac Care).
The Medical Center of Aurora Hits the Road for Heart Month
January 29, 2010
TMCA encourages everyone to Know Your Heart as part of Heart Month 2010.
To help people become more aware of their personal heart health, The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza is promoting awareness of how the heart works, and what people of all ages and health levels must do to better manage their heart health.
Affiliation Agreement Signed with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
January 20, 2010
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza (TMCA/CMP) is proud to announce its affiliation with the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC).
Dr. Diab Joins HealthONE, Opens New Oncology Practice
January 1, 2010
Sami George Diab, M.D., medical oncology specialist, joined HealthONE at The Medical Center of Aurora January 1, 2010 and opened Denver Metro’s only multidisciplinary, integrative oncology practice, Colorado Integrative Cancer Care (CICC).
CICC was created in response to the increasing patient demand for integrative oncology – healing-oriented medicine that takes account for the whole person (body, mind and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle – and offers treatment that combines mainstream cancer care with evidence-based, complementary therapies.
First DBS Case at The Medical Center of Aurora is a Success
Dr. Mike Rauzzino, Neurosurgeon, completed the first Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure at The Medical Center of Aurora Main Campus in November/December, 2009. The surgical procedure was a coordinated effort between Dr. Rauzzion and Dr. H. Rai Kakkar, Neurologist.
The Medical Center of Aurora Receives Primary Stroke Certification
December 9, 2009
The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) is proud to announce its designation as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission (TJC) effective October 1, 2009. The Disease-Specific Care Certification has been awarded to only seven other hospitals in the state of Colorado.
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza Recognized for Exemplary Workplace Practices
August 6, 2009
The current recession - considered one of the worst since the Great Depression in the 1930s - is proving to be a "game changer" for organizations in all sectors of the economy. A study conducted by the Families and Work Institute in May 2009 found that most companies (81 percent) are maintaining the workplace flexibility they offer during the recession and another 13 percent are increasing it. The question remains: to what extent are employers able to continue be good places for employees to work while dealing with these very difficult business survival issues?
The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza Receive Chest Pain Center Accreditation
January 27, 2009
The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza recently received Chest Pain Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The Medical Center of Aurora received full Cycle II accreditation with PCI at its South Campus and is the second hospital in the state to receive the "with PCI" accreditation. Centennial Medical Plaza received full Cycle II accreditation status and is the first and only free-standing emergency department in Colorado to receive this accreditation.
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza Named as Top 100 Best Places to Work in U.S.
October 28, 2008
The Medical Center of Aurora & Centennial Medical Plaza have just been ranked as the 95th best place to work in the United States by Modern Healthcare, an industry publication that is rated number one in readership among health care executives nationwide.
The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza Earn Business Performance Award
October 17, 2008
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza has received the Timberline Award from the non-profit group Colorado Performance Excellence (CPEx), an organization that rates and recognizes quality improvement efforts by Colorado businesses and other groups.
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza Brings Home Nursing's Most Coveted Honor
October 14, 2008
It's one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve. The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza has attained Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza is the only community hospital in the Denver metro area to qualify for this coveted honor, and only 5 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. have earned this designation.
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