The Medical Center of Aurora Welcomes New Leaders

The Medical Center of Aurora has chosen two new leaders for the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Medical Officer.

Aurora, CO, August 08, 2013 --( Bryce Dehaven, MBA, and Dianne McCallister, MD, MBA, have joined The Medical Center of Aurora as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Medical Officer, respectively.

“These individuals have a backgrounds uniquely suited to The Medical Center of Aurora’s growth and clinical initiatives, and we’re honored to have them as part of the team,” says Richard Hammett, CEO.

Bryce Dehaven, MBA, has nearly 30 years of financial leadership experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, he served as CFO to Orange Park Medical Center, a 297-bed facility in Jacksonville, Fla. Prior to that, Dehaven was CFO to 3 hospitals in Independence, Mo. and San Jose, Calif. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona, and received his Master in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Dianne McCallister, MD, MBA, is a board certified Internal Medicine physician, with over 25 years of clinical experience. She holds an MBA from Denver University and is certified as a Green Belt in Six Sigma Process Improvement Methodology. Prior to joining The Medical Center of Aurora, she served as Chief Medical Officer and VP Patient Safety and Quality Systems for Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver.

About 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, surgery, orthopedics 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. Licensed for 346 beds, the facility is located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi in Aurora, Colo., and encompasses Main and North campus locations along with Centennial Medical Plaza in the southeast metro area. The Medical Center of Aurora was recognized as the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report (2012), 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). The Medical Center of Aurora and its affiliated campuses are part of the HealthONE System of Excellence.
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Beth Hardy