Medical Center of Aurora February 27, 2017


The Medical Center of Aurora Opens New Pediatric Emergency Rooms


AURORA, Colo. – February 24, 2017 – The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) announced today that its new Pediatric Emergency Rooms (ER), are open. The new ER unit is part of the Pediatric Care network within the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) through HealthONE.

The newly renovated space features five dedicated, private pediatric beds in an area decorated with bright, cheerful colors which may help to decrease anxiety in their youngest patients. Additional kid-friendly design elements include interactive tiles and kid sized equipment. The unit’s affiliation with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children ensures that they meet the highest standards in pediatric care as set forth by RMHC.

The unit includes care provided by board-certified pediatric physicians and nurses who specialize in pediatric emergencies and the safest drug dosing for children, using computerized drug dosing calculations. The specialized equipment and unique procedures for treating pediatric patients, such as “ouchless” IV starts and blood draws, as well an environment designed for safety, will help make the young patients feel as at ease as possible. 

“We are happy to be able to provide this special level of care, in a bright kid-friendly unit, for our youngest patients and their parents,” said Dan Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA). “We understand that being in the emergency room is very stressful, especially when your child is the patient. We want to assure parents that we can provide comfortable appropriate care to all children in our community.”

“The TMCA ER’s Pediatric Care designation with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children gives patients access to a wide spectrum of pediatric specialty care in Denver, including the most advanced Pediatric OR in the entire country,” said Dr. Reginald Washington, Chief Medical Officer at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. “If a child is in need of a higher level of care, he or she would be transferred to the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or Inpatient Pediatric Unit. It’s one of the many benefits of being part of the larger pediatric system of care.”

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.