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Centennial Medical Plaza ER Announces Pediatric Care Designation from Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
AURORA, Colo. – January 17, 2017 – Centennial Medical Plaza announced today that its Emergency Room (ER) is now part of the Pediatric Care network within the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) through HealthONE.
In order to obtain the Pediatric Care designation, the ER underwent a rigorous survey process to ensure that they meet the highest standards in pediatric care as set forth by Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. This includes care provided by specially trained pediatric ER nurses, specialized equipment, and unique procedures for treating pediatric patients as well an environment designed for safety to make the young patient feel as at ease as possible.
“We are excited about this designation because it confirms our commitment to providing the services needed in the communities we serve,” said Dan Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA). Centennial Medical Plaza is a campus of TMCA. “We want parents to know that we can provide outstanding care for their children, in their community, if the need arises and we want them to be comfortable bringing their child to our ER.”
The Pediatric Care designation with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children gives patients access to the widest spectrum of pediatric specialty care in Denver, including the most advanced Pediatric OR in the entire country. If a child is in need of ongoing care, he or she would be transferred to Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children’s leading Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or Inpatient Pediatric Unit.
“We are pleased to add Centennial Medical Plaza ER to the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children care network,” said Dr. Reggie Washington, Chief Medical Officer at RMHC. “We want parents to have options in their community when seeking care for their children. We have a very thorough process for granting the pediatric care designation, ensuring that our designated locations provide the safest, highest quality of pediatric care available, with the support of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children if a higher level of care is necessary.”
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 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), was named Colorado’s only 2016 Leapfrog Top General Hospital, 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).
About HealthONE’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s (P/SL) Medical Center is a family-focused children’s hospital and the anchor facility for HealthONE’s system of pediatric care. It is home to the majority of pediatric specialists and sub-specialists, providing the most complex care in the system. RMHC at P/SL also houses the region’s largest Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, the most experienced high-risk maternal fetal program, a specialized center for minimally invasive surgery for infants and children, and a nationally renowned institute for youth sports medicine which includes a center focused on concussion.
HealthONE’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children system of pediatric care offers six pediatric locations throughout the Denver metro area, along with five pediatric emergency rooms and more than 300 pediatric specialists. By extending pediatric care to all its affiliated hospitals RMHC ensures the highest quality emergency, inpatient and outpatient services for children. Locations throughout the Denver metro area mean that child-focused care can be found close to home. www.RockyMountainHospitalforChildren.com