Centura Health Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform Law

Wendi Dammann
Centura Health
Vice President of Corporate Communications
719-251-6541 (cell)

ENGLEWOOD, CO (June 28, 2012) - At 10 a.m. today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The landmark decision ends two years of legal uncertainty, presenting an incredible opportunity for physicians and health care systems to reshape the future of health care.

The Supreme Court decision puts to rest certain legal questions about PPACA while at the same time fueling the fires of partisan politics in a Presidential election year, said Gary Campbell, president and CEO. In the midst of the continuing national debate about the law, Centura Health remains committed to fundamentally reforming health care delivery to ensure the utmost value for all Coloradans.

The enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010 helped escalate the journey of transforming American health care, and regardless of todays long-awaited ruling on the legislations constitutionality, Centura Health believes that transformation was inevitable. In fact, in April 2009, nearly a full year before the PPACA became law, Centura Health leaders, associates, physicians and community members built Centura Health 2020, our system-wide strategic plan to lead health care reform in Colorado.

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About Centura Health

Centura Health, Colorados health care leader, is focused on connecting Coloradans to affordable, world-class care in every corner of the state. Centura Healths integrated statewide network includes 13 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight For Life Colorado, and home care and hospice services. Approximately 15,100 of the best hearts and minds in medicine, along with 6,000 physician partners, have access to the most technologically advanced tools available. For Coloradans, this means the top expertise and technology is right where you need it close to where you are. We reach beyond hospital walls to connect with people at every stage of life to bring them life-enriching compassion and life-affirming hope. Connections that only Centura Health can make. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.