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The Medical Center of Aurora Opens New Pediatric Units

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Media Contact:
Laura Stephens
AVP, Marketing/Public Relations
303-591-5635 

AURORA, Colo. – March 20, 2017 – The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) announced today that its new Pediatric and Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit is open. The new 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.

A distinctive aspect of the new unit is the ability to provide what is called, “Intermediate Care.” Trained staff and physicians provide a higher intensity of care if needed. The new pediatric unit also has the proper equipment and supplies necessary as outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“We are excited to provide another level of pediatric care to the families in and around The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA),” said Dan Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of TMCA.

“In addition to our new pediatric unit, we recently opened our new pediatric emergency room which includes care provided by board certified pediatric physicians and nurses who specialize in pediatric emergencies. Even our specialized equipment in the ER eases families’ anxiety by providing “ouchless” IV starts and blood draws.”

“Families should feel confident in the level of pediatric care offered at The Medical Center of Aurora,” said Dr. Reginald Washington, Chief Medical Officer at RMHC. “The benefit of being part of the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children network of care means patients have access to a wide spectrum of pediatric specialty care in Denver, including the most advanced Pediatric OR in the entire country. If a child’s condition worsens, he or she can be transferred to RMHC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) or Neonate Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the highest level of care possible.” 

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 ten 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

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