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, University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and the Veterans Administration Medical Center (under construction). 

National Rankings

The University of Colorado Hospital was ranked #1 Hospital in Colorado 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report.

The Medical Center of Aurora was ranked the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area in U.S. News  & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Hospital Rankings. TMCA was also recognized for high performance in ten medical specialties.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine‚Äč dominated the list of Top Docs in 5280 Magazine for 2012, including 222 faculty and staff members from the CU School of Medicine out of 337 top doctors rated in the Denver metro area.  

The Medical Center of Aurora

The Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver metro area to receive Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence, 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. 

University of Colorado Hospital

Top medical professionals, superior medicine and progressive change make University of Colorado Hospital one of the leading hospitals in the nation.  The University of Colorado Hospital includes primary care and specialty clinics throughout the metro area, as well as the central facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus.  The hospital’s physicians are faculty of the renowned University of Colorado School of Medicine.  The hospital is part of the University of Colorado Health system.

Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado's modern-day mission is 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 has been ranked consistently as one of the best children’s hospitals nationally.  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. Children's Hospital Colorado has more than 2,000 pediatric specialists and more than 5,000 full-time employees helping to carry out its mission.  Children’s Hospital Colorado is the only pediatric Trauma Level I facility in the seven-state region.  

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.