Medical Center of Aurora July 26, 2018

AURORA, Colo., July 26, 2018 – HCA/HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital announced that Stacy Black, RN, MSN, RNC-NIC, NE-BC, will be joining the organization as Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO). Black comes to Aurora from Swedish Medical Center, a 408-bed Level I Trauma Center in Englewood, Colorado. Her new role is effective July 29th.

Black began her nursing career at Texas Children’s Hospital before moving to HCA’s Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, Texas. In 2009, Black became a lead charge nurse and clinical educator in Bayshore’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

In 2013, Black moved to Colorado and joined the Swedish team as a Charge Nurse and Interim Assistant Director of their Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She was quickly promoted to Director of Children’s Services and in 2016 she was promoted to a multi-department Administrative Director, overseeing four units including Women's and Children's units, Medical Cardiology, and Surgical Robotics, since 2016.

“Stacy has shown herself to be a strong leader in her roles at Bayshore and Swedish,” said Rachel Miles, Chief Nursing Officer of The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital. “She was successful at decreasing nursing turnover, which is critical, while increasing patient satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming her to our facilities where she will continue to grow.”

Black has been a Registered Nurse for 18 years. She received her Associate of Science in Nursing from San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas, her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in Galveston and her Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership & Management from Western Governor’s University.

“I am very excited to join the team at The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital,” says Black. “I’m excited to move into the ACNO role and look forward to working with the staff and physicians at this extraordinary Magnet® organization.” 

Black’s responsibilities at TMCA and Spalding will include overseeing a variety of inpatient services, assisting with strategic planning for nursing services, ensuring that the organization’s 2018 Magnet® re-designation efforts are successful, and daily nursing operations at all five TMCA campuses.

Black and her husband, Corbin, live in Highlands Ranch and have three children.

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 South 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 South Campus facility is a Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation, and has an affiliation with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. The Medical Center of Aurora received ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017), was Colorado’s only hospital to receive the Leapfrog Top General Hospital designation two years in a row (2016, 2017), and 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. Learn more at