The 8-bed Emergency Department provides life-saving medical care, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, with 24-hour physician staffing. We are a Level III Trauma Center designated by the State of Colorado. CPMC has held this designation since 1991. Every three years an extensive review is performed by a team of trauma specialists who perform document and chart reviews, tour the facility, and make recommendations for improvement. Our most recent review was in June 2007.
Recent trauma improvements include the appointment of Dr. Bentley Tate, a 14-year ER physician veteran at CPMC being named medical director of the department; a 16-slice CT scan; a full-time county ambulance/EMS crew; a 1.5 Tesla MRI, and a new rooftop helipad located on the CPMC campus, .
Out of the 33,437 patients treated at Colorado Plains Medical Center in 2006, more than 8,000 were treated by the ER staff. One hundred eight cases were considered serious trauma patients and included victims of motor vehicle accidents, occupational injuries, heart attacks and strokes.