Chief Nursing Officer Letter

Cynthia Latney CNOLetter from Cynthia Latney

Welcome to Nursing at The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza! As a hospital with Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services, we have a passion for excellent patient care. Our collaborative environment and partnership with the medical staff allows us to focus on personal and professional development.

Our nurses are part of a healthcare team that creates a healing environment through the latest technology, skill, knowledge and caring. Our model for nursing practice is The Caring Model, which parallels the hospital's mission, vision and values. It also is the essence of how we partner with our patients and support each other.

At The Medical Center of Aurora nurses have a strong voice. Our Nursing Practice Advisory Board enables feedback through Practice Councils in each department. Employee-driven initiatives and activities support retention. Nurses are able to be creative to build a vibrant sense of community within our hospital.

Life-long learning and nursing education is vital to nursing. We offer a variety of nursing scholarships and a re-entry program, which helps experienced nurses who have left for a while to ren-engage with hospital practice. Our professional bonus acknowledges the importance of advanced training for practice which ultimately improves patient care.

Multiple opportunities exist for nurses to participate in both formal or informal mentoring and preceptorship programs. Whether you are a newly trained nurse or experienced nurse, you will find enriching and rewarding options at our hospital.

I am proud to be part of a nursing culture that empowers nurses to strive for excellence! I encourage you to discover a rich and rewarding nursing career at The Medical Center of Aurora.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Latney
Chief Nursing Officer
The Medical Center of Aurora & Centennial Medical Plaza