ENGLEWOOD, CO (March 16, 2012) – Centura Health, Colorado’s largest health care provider, will be the exclusive medical services provider for the USA Pro Challenge, America’s toughest professional cycling race taking place in Colorado Aug. 20-26, 2012, for the second consecutive year. Centura Health will provide necessary medical services to the race staff and athletes, supporting the pro cyclists and their teams with medical services along the course, including the start and finish areas.
Centura Health’s integrated statewide network provides the highest level of care at the most critical time of need and includes 13 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, home care and hospice services, Flight For Life® Colorado and the state's largest EMS support system.
· “Centura Health is committed to bringing our mission to life beyond the walls of the hospital and are proud to partner with the USA Pro Challenge again this year as the exclusive medical services provider,” said Gary Campbell, president and CEO of Centura Health. “The USA Pro Challenge gives us the opportunity to align with a world-class event and provide expert care in our own backyard.”
· “Our top priority is always the safety of the riders, race staff and spectators,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the USA Pro Challenge. “We have a world-class partner in Centura Health and their model of health care delivery puts us in good hands throughout the entire course of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge.”
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About Centura Health
Centura Health, Colorado’s health care leader, is focused on connecting Coloradans to affordable, world-class care in every corner of the state. Centura Health’s 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 14,500 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.
ABOUT THE USA PRO CHALLENGE
For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure – more than two miles in elevation. One of the largest cycling events in United States history, the 2012 USA Pro Challenge will feature the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course through some of America’s most beautiful scenery.
Referred to as “America’s Race,” the second annual USA Pro Challenge will take place August 20-26, 2012, a week proclaimed by Governor John Hickenlooper as “Colorado Cycling Holiday,” and travel through 12 host cities from Durango to Denver. More than 1 million spectators are expected to once again line the route to see if Levi Leipheimer will defend his title as reigning champion, while millions more around the world watch the race live on television and online through the Tour Tracker. More information can be found online at www.USAProChallenge.com and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge.