UCHealth Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - Poudre Valley Hospital

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Megan Bookhout, PA
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Andrew Bressler, PA-C
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Ben Coopwood, MD
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Rachael Nemcic, MD
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Katelyn Selch, PA-C
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A Level III Trauma Center.

Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) is a Level III Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons and designated by the state of Colorado. We’ve been taking care of patients since 1925 and have been a verified trauma center since 1980. We are committed to providing our community with prompt, specialized trauma care.

  • 24/7 availability of board-certified emergency physicians and trauma surgeons, and trauma-credentialed nurses.
  • 24/7 operating room capability.
  • 12-bed intensive care unit and 12-bed progressive care unit.
  • Onsite inpatient rehabilitation unit.
  • Onsite blood bank.
  • Inpatient hospice services supported by social workers, case managers and chaplains.
  • Member of American Trauma Society Trauma Survivor Network.

PVH also supports injury prevention and outreach activities for our community in the Fort Collins region and referring facilities. PVH incorporates comprehensive performance improvement programs, transfer agreements to a higher level of care when necessary. Our trauma program offers continuous trauma education to physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.

Our services

As a Level III trauma center, we serve our local community through our ability to stabilize and care for the injured patient. Critically injured patients may be transferred to a higher level trauma center or specialty care center, such as a pediatric or burn. Our multidisciplinary team offers services to care for the whole patient:

Injury prevention and outreach

UCHealth demonstrates community health leadership by providing and participating in a broad range of local community health initiatives and programs.

Specifically, our injury prevention program provides education, training and safety equipment for community members of all ages to increase awareness and decrease the number of injuries and trauma-related deaths in our community. Learn more about other community health programs in our community.

For more information about our prevention programs or to set up a presentation with your staff or patients please email Injury Prevention Coordinator Alison Weston at [email protected].

Education and training

Ongoing education is provided for the next generation of trauma providers, including residents, fellows, nurses, and medical students. UCHealth conducts regular training opportunities such as TNCC, ATLS, ATCN, monthly trauma grand rounds, skills training, and trauma symposiums.

Visit the uchealth.org events directory page to find out more.

If you are a professional or community member seeking educational opportunities contact [email protected].