Aurora, CO, August 16, 2018 — HCA Healthcare/HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
The Medical Center of Aurora also was also recognized as high performing in the specialties of Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonology, and Heart Failure.
The Medical Center of Aurora has served Aurora and the surrounding areas for nearly 45 years. The organization began as two separate campuses in the 1970’s that eventually merged into one organization. Over the years, TMCA has grown to six campuses that include the TMCA South Campus, the North Campus Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Centennial Medical Plaza, Saddle Rock ER, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center.
“I am extremely proud of our organization for achieving this recognition for the second year in a row,” said Dan Miller, President and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital. “Our employees and physicians have made this achievement possible with their dedication and service to our community. As one of the fastest growing hospitals in metro Denver, it is critical that we are able to provide safe, high quality care to our patients and it’s important to us to have the trust of the Aurora community that we are privileged to serve.”
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
About The Medical Center of Aurora
The Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver Metro area to receive two-time Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), is a 346-bed acute care hospital located in Aurora, Colorado. The Medical Center of Aurora is comprised of six campuses in Aurora and Centennial, Colo., including the South Campus, located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi, the North Campus Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Centennial Medical Plaza, Saddle Rock ER, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, Spalding Rehabilitation at P/SL, and a medical office building at Green Valley Ranch. The South Campus facility is a Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation, and has an affiliation with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. The Medical Center of Aurora received ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017), was Colorado’s only hospital to receive the Leapfrog Top General Hospital designation two years in a row (2016, 2017), and was recognized as the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015, 2017-2018). The Medical Center of Aurora and its affiliated campuses are part of the HealthONE System. Learn more at AuroraMed.com.
About U.S. News & World Report
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