Aurora, Colorado, October 10, 2017 – HCA/HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) announced that Cindy Meyer has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Behavioral Health Services at TMCA’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Center. In her new role Meyer will continue to lead operations at TMCA’s behavioral health campus as well as behavioral health services across the HealthONE system. Under Meyer’s leadership, The Medical Center of Aurora plans to expand their behavioral health services into the Centennial area and has future plans to add a number of new services across the Denver market.
Meyer previously served in the role of Chief Administrative Officer where she led significant program development and improvement in care for behavioral health patients, including the expansion of services to include an inpatient adolescent program and numerous partial hospitalization and outpatient programs and services. She reestablished the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) services at TMCA’s North Campus so patients are able to receive procedural treatment in a dedicated setting. Meyer also led an important initiative to engage the Aurora community through partnering with Aurora Public Schools for consultative services and engaging in the development of a pilot program to integrate behavioral health services more into the community’s primary care physician offices.
The Medical Center of Aurora has had a significant impact in the Aurora community and beyond as they’ve added much needed behavioral health services to their repertoire. As in many parts of the country, the demand for mental health services outweighs the availability. Meyer’s leadership has been instrumental in the growth of these services.
Meyer came to TMCA in early 2016 from a leadership role as a Regional Vice President of behavioral health services in HCA’s Capital Division. In her role as RVP, Meyer oversaw the operations of 340 psychiatric beds in over 11 HCA hospitals and was instrumental in developing new services for patients in numerous communities. The programs that Meyer oversaw received multiple awards and recognitions from their communities.
Dan Miller, President and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital said, “Most importantly, Cindy brings a deep and purposeful commitment to patients with behavioral health needs. She is tenacious in her pursuit of what is right and unwilling to accept what is not. Cindy has done a tremendous job of removing the stigma of mental health disorders and I am confident that we will continue to better serve our community each and every day under her leadership.”
About The Medical Center of Aurora
The Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver Metro area to receive two-time Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), is a 346-bed acute care hospital located in Aurora, Colorado. The Medical Center of Aurora is comprised of six campuses in Aurora and Centennial, Colo., including the Main Campus, located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi, the North Campus Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Centennial Medical Plaza, Saddle Rock ER, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, Spalding Rehabilitation at P/SL, and a medical office building at Green Valley Ranch. The Main Campus facility is a Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation, serving the eastern metro area and I-70 corridor. The Medical Center of Aurora received ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017), was named Colorado’s only 2016 Leapfrog Top General Hospital, was recognized as the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015, 2017-2018), and was one of only nine hospitals in the country to receive the Lantern Award for Excellence in Emergency Room Care by the Emergency Nurses Association (2013).