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TMCA Names New President & CEO

Medical Center of Aurora September 24, 2015

Dan Miller Named President and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA)

Dan will move from his current role as COO at Swedish Medical Center to take the position at TMCA. This new position for Dan is a reflection of the results he has achieved including the opening of a new Burn Critical Care Unit and Outpatient Clinic earlier this year. Dan also lead the development of the comprehensive cancer program allowing Swedish Medical Center to become the 3rd hospital in the country to be pancreatic cancer accredited and the 5th in the country to be lung cancer accredited by The Joint Commission. Additionally, Dan has implemented multiple neurosciences expansions, OR projects and Women’s Services renovations.

Dan moves to his role as CEO after 12 years with HCA serving in various administrative roles. He received his Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and his Masters of Science in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

“I am excited and honored to be chosen as CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora,” said Dan. “I’m looking forward to working with the talented staff and physicians to continue to provide excellent patient care to the community.”

At TMCA, Dan will oversee the medical center’s four campuses, which include two freestanding ERs, and an array of services, including a Level II Trauma Center, the Rocky Mountain Heart Institute with two accredited Chest Pain Centers and a new TAVR program starting in late October, the Joint Commission Accredited Primary Stroke Center, and HealthONE Behavioral Health Services, which will include a new adolescent unit opening in 2016, among other services. Licensed for 346 beds, TMCA has 1,600 employees, over 900 physicians and cares for over 150,000 patients annually.

The Medical Center of Aurora has twice received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® (2008, 2013), was named the #4 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015), received recognition as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission (2013, 2014)and was one of only nine hospitals in the country to be recognized by the Emergency Nurses Association with a Lantern Award for excellence in emergency room care (2013).


HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees.  As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care.  In addition, our family of services includes six hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.

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 an acute care hospital with specialization in cardiovascular services, neurosciences, surgery, orthopedics and women’s services. The Medical Center of Aurora is comprised of four campuses in Aurora and Centennial, Colo., including the Main Campus, located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi, the North Campus Behavioral Health facility, Centennial Medical Plaza and Saddle Rock ER. 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. Licensed for 346 beds, The Medical Center of Aurora 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), and was one of only nine hospitals in the country to receive the Lantern Award for Excellence in Emergency Room Care by the Emergency Nurses Association (2013). The Medical Center of Aurora and its affiliated campuses are part of the HealthONE System of Excellence.

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