Five stars

CMS Five-Star Rating

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.

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Magnet Recognition

The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza was the first community-based hospital in the Denver metro area to attain the Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This is the highest national honor for nursing care that a health care organization can receive.

2016 Top General Hospital

2016-2017 Leapfrog Top General Hospital

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) was named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the second year in a row. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.  

ACS Verified Program

Level II Trauma Center

State of Colorado designated Level II Trauma Center and ACS Verified Trauma Center 

"A" Grade for Patient Safety in Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade

The Medical Center of Aurora received an "A" grade in 2015 and 2016. Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to U.S. hospitals. The scores are calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.  

The Joint Commission

Primary Stroke Certification

The Medical Center of Aurora is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This Disease Specific Certification has been awarded to only seven other hospitals in the state of Colorado. It is currently the highest level of stroke certification.

Chest Pain Center with PCI

Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Both The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza meet the high patient care, quality and safety standards of the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Centennial Medical Plaza was the first freestanding ER in Colorado to earn accreditation. The Medical Center of Aurora has Chest Pain Center accreditation with PCI.

#4 Hospital in the Denver Metro Area, Colorado

The Medical Center of Aurora was ranked the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Hospital Rankings. TMCA was also recognized for high performance in ten medical specialties.

Lantern Award Recipient

Lantern Award for Excellence in Emergency Care

Awarded by the Emergency Nurses Association (2013)

Platinum Performace Achievement Award

Platinum Performance Achievement Award

Awarded by the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG (2015)

Silver Performance Achievement Award

Awarded by the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM (2014)

AHA/ASA Stroke Gold Plus - Target: Stroke Elite Plus

NAPBC Seal

NAPBC Accreditation

The Breast Cancer Care Center at The Medical Center of Aurora has 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.

Oncology Certification

By the American Cancer Society   

Community Hospital Program Accreditation

By the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer

Top 100 Best Places to Work in U.S.

The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the United States in 2008 by Modern Healthcare magazine.