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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 Leapfrog Top General Hospital

The Medical Center of Aurora is the only 2016 Leapfrog Top General Hospital in the state of Colorado. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases The Medical Center of Aurora's commitment to patient safety and quality. 

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.