UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies Trauma Center

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Christian Dennis, MD
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Joshua Tierney, MD
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Terri Hall, PA-C
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Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Heather Lewis, MD
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Complex General Surgical Oncology

Jason Vance, PA-C
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Trauma Center telephone numbers

  • For patient information, call 970.624.2500
  • For follow-up with your physician, call 970.203.7250
  • For Trauma Center administration, call 970.624.4160

Emergency Department: call 970.624.1600

A Level I Trauma Center.

UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) is a Level I Trauma Center designated by the state of Colorado and is part of the UCHealth trauma system. MCR is recognized nationally as a top performing hospital in trauma patient outcomes.

  • 24/7 immediate coverage by emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, neurosurgery, orthopedics, surgical critical care, anesthesia and radiology.
  • 23 additional physician specialties for the care of the trauma patient including facial, vascular and obstetrics.
  • Dedicated trauma surgical intensive care unit, stepdown unit and trauma surgical floor.
  • 24/7 critical care transport.
  • Home base for the Lifeline 1 helicopter.
  • Convenient highway proximity to I-25 for expedited EMS access.
  • Located within 1 mile of a regional airport for fixed wing transports.
  • Magnet-designated facility of nursing excellence since 2014, a designation granted to hospitals based on nursing education, leadership and patient outcomes.
  • Member of American Trauma Society Trauma Survivor Network and the Trauma Center Association of America.

“Medical Center of the Rockies is capable of taking care of severely injured patients. From the scene of injury to the emergency room, and throughout a patient’s admission, our multidisciplinary approach and highly trained staff saves lives. Having a designated trauma center in our community allows us to save lives, and patients have the convenience of recovering close to home.”

– Christine Dummer, manager of Trauma Services at Medical Center of the Rockies.

MCR is the highest level trauma center in northern Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. As a state-designated Level I Trauma Center, MCR is a referral center for the region as well as a consultative and educational resource for other hospitals in a multistate region.

We are a leader in trauma education, injury prevention and community outreach. We have a dedicated trauma research department, and we partner with the University of Colorado Medical Residency program.

What is a Level I Trauma Center?

A Level I Trauma Center can provide the most comprehensive care to any injured patient. A Level I Trauma Center is considered a tertiary care facility that serves as a central “receiving” hospital for smaller or rural hospitals for all types of injured patients. Rapid access to multidisciplinary physicians and specialties is the cornerstone of a Level I program. In addition, Level I Trauma Centers are recognized as leaders in research and education.

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 center.

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].

In the news

From UCHealth Today

> ‘Miraculous’ save happened inside – and out – of the trauma center at Medical Center of the Rockies

Leann Krayenhagen shares her story of how the people who work at the trauma center at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies saved her life after a serious motorcycle crash in Poudre Canyon.