Health Care

Superior health care for a fit population

The active, outdoor lifestyle of Aurora residents translates into a high degree of fitness, which means less illness and lower absenteeism for employers.  Preventive health care receives a great deal of attention, and many employers provide wellness programs for their workers.  Hospital facilities include the The Medical Center of Aurora, UCHealth's University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and the Veterans Administration Medical Center (under construction). 

The Medical Center of Aurora

The Medical Center of Aurora, an affiliate of the HealthONE system, is an acute care hospital with specialization in cardiovascular services, neurosciences, oncology, surgery and women’s services. The Medical Center of Aurora also has Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation.  The hospital is a Level II Trauma Center, serving the eastern metro area and I-70 corridor with emergency care, EMS education and support. 

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.

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.

University of Colorado Hospital

U.S. News & World Report has again elevated University of Colorado Hospital’s ranking on its list of the nation’s best hospitals. For 2017, the hospital has earned the position of No. 15 on the annual U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll, moving up five positions from last year’s ranking. The hospital is also ranked No. 1 in Colorado.

Top medical professionals, superior medicine and progressive change make University of Colorado Hospital one of the leading hospitals in the nation. The hospital, a partner institution in the UCHealth system, includes primary care and specialty clinics around the state. The providers at University of Colorado Hospital are also faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, one of the premier academic research institutions in the country. University of Colorado Hospital provides the full spectrum of patient care, from family medicine to a comprehensive array of subspecialty clinics and programs.
Buildings that make up University of Colorado Hospital:
  • Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion (AIP)
  • Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2 (AIP 2)
  • Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion (AOP)
  • University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI)

Children's Hospital Colorado

As a private, not-for-profit pediatric healthcare network, Children's Hospital Colorado is 100% dedicated to caring for kids at all ages and stages of growth. The hospital has more than 3,000 pediatric specialists and more than 5,000 full-time employees helping to carry out its mission to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy. Children’s Hospital Colorado is the only pediatric Trauma Level I facility in the seven-state region.  

Children’s Hospital Colorado has been recognized as a top hospital in the nation. According to the 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado ranked in nine of the ten recognized specialty areas, including five in the top ten:
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (No. 6)
  • Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery (No. 7)
  • Pediatric Pulmonology (No. 7)
  • Pediatric Cancer (No. 8)
  • Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology (No. 8)

Veterans Affairs Hospital

Construction is underway of the $1.73 billion Veterans Affairs Hospital in Aurora.  The 31 acre campus includes 1.26 million square feet in 10 buildings, in addition to three parking structures.