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 January 2013.
Recent trauma improvements include the appointment of Dr. Bentley Tate, a 21-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, .
More than 9,230 patients were treated by Colorado Plains Medical Center's ER staff in 2015. The ER staff saw 1,916 trauma cases and of these, 129 trauma activations were called (considered the highest level of trauma) and included patients who were victims of motor vehicle accidents, occupational injuries, heart attacks and strokes. These numbers are actually higher than the previous year when staff saw a total of 8,779, in which 1,691 were trauma designated.
The trauma team plays an active role in community education every year. Their outreach efforts also include the organization of a area-wide trauma symposium annually held in the spring. For more information on CPMC's trauma program, contact Trauma Program Coordinator, Candace Lozano, RN, at 970-542-4445 or Candace.firstname.lastname@example.org