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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.”