UCHealth Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - Yampa Valley Medical Center

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Allen Belshaw, MD
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Mark Hermacinski, MD
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Brian Jekich, MD
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Zach Hartman, MD
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A Level III Trauma Center.

Yampa Valley Medical Center is a Level III Trauma Center designated by the State of Colorado. 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.
  • Operating room capability with 4 OR suites.
  • Onsite physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology.
  • 4-bed ICU with virtual capabilities.
  • Trauma case management.
  • 24/7 lab, radiology, pharmacy, respiratory therapy and blood bank support.

The trauma program supports injury prevention and outreach activities for our community in northwestern Colorado and our referring facilities. The trauma program is involved in comprehensive performance improvement programs to ensure the most up to date evidence-based practices.

YVMC is well integrated into the regional EMS system and partners with EMS for ongoing training and education. We provide medical direction oversight for all of Routt County Fire and EMS services, including Ski Patrol, and Search and Rescue.

Our services

As a Level III Trauma center, we serve our local community through our ability to stabilize and manage the injured patient. The most critically injured patients may be transferred to a higher level trauma center or specialty care center, such as a pediatric or burn center.

  • Trauma surgery
  • Orthopedics
    • Hand
    • Spine
    • Total joint

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.

These can be found in the uchealth.org Events & classes directory.

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