Centura Health Extends Partnership with USA Pro Challenge and Supports Americas Most Difficult Professional Cycling Race

Centura Health, the regions health care leader, is returning to the USA Pro Challenge, one of the largest professional cycling events in U.S. history, as the exclusive medical services provider for the race. In a three-year agreement, Centura Health will coordinate delivery of high-value care to the worlds top professional cyclists during the seven-stage road race and provide emergency response in the event there are any accidents on the race course.

Centura Health provides consumers with access to 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in medicine and the highest level of care at the most critical time of need. By leveraging the expertise, technologies and best practices of the regions leading and most comprehensive network of trauma care, emergency services and Flight For Life Colorado, Centura Healths medical team will provide an unparalleled level of care to the cyclists during the seven-stage race.

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As the regions leading health care network, only Centura Health and its clinically integrated network has the breadth and depth to deliver the unsurpassed level of high-value care the USA Pro Challenge demands, said Gary Campbell, president and chief executive officer, Centura Health. We are proud to extend our headlining legacy to the cyclists through this partnership, giving us the opportunity to show the region and world stage the level of service we bring to our communities every day.

Centura Health has been an invaluable partner to the USA Pro Challenge, said Shawn Hunter, chief executive officer of the USA Pro Challenge. Their expertise and quality of care will further reinforce our commitment to ensuring the safety of the cyclists during the race. We couldnt be more thrilled to have them as our partner again.

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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 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, six 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 about Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.
About the USA Pro Challenge

Referred to as Americas Race, the USA Pro Challenge will take place Aug. 18-24, 2014. For seven consecutive days, the worlds top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than theyve ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge continues to set records in professional cycling by taking the riders to unprecedented elevations. Featuring a challenging course, the fourth annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of Americas most beautiful scenery. More information can be found online at www.USAProChallenge.com and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge.

Contact:
Jennifer Wills
Centura Health
JenniferWills@Centura.org
303-804-8222