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HCA/HealthONE's The Medical Center of Aurora Earns Five-Star Rating on CMS Hospital Compare

(December 29, 2017)

Aurora, CO, December 29, 2017 --( HCA/HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) is one of the first hospitals in Colorado, and the only hospital in Aurora, to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare program. The overall rating summarizes a number of quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country.

The rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals across the country. The overall rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. The most common overall rating is three stars.

TMCA’s achievement reflects its dedication to teamwork and how well the physicians and nurses communicate with patients. Additionally, it recognizes multiple patient quality metrics including overall staff responsiveness to patient needs; patient pain management; the thorough explanation of medications; and patient preparation for post hospital-settings.

“We have long-held that exceptional teamwork is critical to a good patient experience,” says Dr. Dianne McCallister, Chief Medical Officer, The Medical Center of Aurora. “It is because of teamwork in all of our units we are able to deliver beyond expectations. I’m proud of how everyone at TMCA continues to pull together and put the patient first in everything we do.”

“This achievement reflects not only our high standards for patient care, but our continued commitment to improvement,” stated Dan Miller, President and CEO, The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital. He continued, “Every physician, nurse, tech, and staff member, regardless of his or her position, believes in advocating for the patient, looking for process improvement opportunities, and providing the best possible patient care. This achievement recognizes the daily commitment to their job.

To view TMCA’s results, and to learn more about the Hospital Compare program, visit

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 Main 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 Main Campus facility is a Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation, serving the eastern metro area and I-70 corridor. The Medical Center of Aurora received ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017), was named Colorado’s only hospital to receive the Leapfrog Top General Hospital designation two years in a row (2016-2017), 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 of Excellence. Learn more at

About Hospital Compare
Hospital Compare is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) public information website, designed to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and other federal agencies.

The Hospital Compare star ratings relate to patients’ experience of care at 4,000 Medicare-certified acute care hospitals. The ratings are based on data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) measures that are included in Hospital Compare.

Contact Information:
The Medical Center of Aurora
Laura Stephens
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