Centura Health and Childrens Hospital Colorado Form Care Alliance

(CENTENNIAL AND AURORA, COLO.) Centura Health, the regions health care leader, and Childrens Hospital Colorado (Childrens Colorado), one of the nations top 10 childrens hospitals, today announced they have formed a care alliance to provide children and their families with the highest level of coordinated medical care as close to home as possible. Further, this alliance will streamline the coordination of care between the two organizations to ensure the right care at the right time at the right location.

Parents need to have confidence that their childs care team has access to the best resources closest to home, said Peter D. Banko, president and chief operating officer of Centura Health. This alliance lets us build bridges toward an unprecedented degree of coordination to optimize health value for the communities we serve.

We believe children across the region should be able to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our pediatric experts regardless of where they choose to receive care, said Jena Hausmann, chief executive officer of Childrens Hospital Colorado. The ultimate goal of this alliance is to provide the highest quality pediatric care in a coordinated manner.

As part of this care alliance, Centura Health and Childrens Colorado have identified immediate opportunities for collaborating to provide pediatric expertise, to share clinical guidelines and protocols, and to offer educational programs for nurses and physicians. Moving forward, we will continue to work together to identify region-by-region what additional services are needed.

Additional details will become available as the care alliance finds new ways for Centura Health and Childrens Colorado to jointly improve the value of pediatric care delivered to our communities.

The care alliance extends across Colorado and western Kansas. However, due to an existing agreement, the alliance does not include Centura Healths Penrose Hospital or St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs.

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About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

About Childrens Hospital Colorado
Childrens Hospital Colorado (Childrens Colorado) has defined and delivered pediatric health care excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Childrens Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually acknowledged as one of the nations outstanding pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and ranked on its Best Childrens Hospitals 2016-17 Honor Roll, Childrens Colorado is known for both its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research, education and advocacy programs, as well as comprehensive everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. Childrens Colorado is the winner of the 2015 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, and is a 2013-2016 Most Wired hospital according to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Childrens Colorado also is recognized for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Centers and has been designated a Magnet hospital since 2005. The hospitals family-centered, collaborative approach combines the nations top pediatric doctors, nurses and researchers to pioneer new approaches to pediatric medicine. With urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Metro Denver and Southern Colorado, including its campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Childrens Colorado provides a full spectrum of pediatric specialties. For more information, visitChildrens Hospital Colorado website and connect with Childrens Colorado on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Media Contacts
Jennifer Wills
Director, strategic communications
Cell: 303-882-4676
Phone: 303-673-8222
jenniferwills@centura.org

Natalie Goldstein
Childrens Hospital Colorado
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natalie.goldstein@childrenscolorado.org