If you require emergency medical attention, call 911.
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.
This means that southern Colorado residents have rapid access to the highest-level emergency and trauma care without having to be transported to Denver.
The first and only Level I Trauma Center in southern Colorado.
UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central (MHC) is an American College of Surgeons Verified Level I Adult Trauma Center that is staffed 24 hours a day by a team of board-certified trauma surgeons, sub-specialty physicians, advanced practice providers, specialty nurses, and support staff who are committed to the care of injured patients.
The facilities at MHC include a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, technologically advanced operating suites, and a dedicated Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit.
Our multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to caring for injured patients across the Rocky Mountain region provides research and education opportunities to support the mission of UCHealth.
MHC was designated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and verified by the American College of Surgeons, as the only Level I trauma center in southern Colorado.
The right choice when seconds count
The trauma center at MHC has one of the highest trauma volumes in Colorado. Memorial Hospital Central is the right choice when seconds count.
Refer a patient
Call DocLine at 1-844-285-4555
UCHealth’s DocLine is staffed with registered nurses who are available 24/7 to assist and facilitate all phases of transfer and consultation, including physician-to-physician contact, registration, bed assignment, facilitation of patient transport, and RN-to-RN reporting.
Patient follow-up for referral centers/EMS
If you have referred or transported an injured patient to UCHealth Memorial and would like to receive follow up information, please call Trauma referral follow-up line 719-365-2161
Injury prevention and outreach
UCHealth demonstrates community health leadership by providing and participating in a broad range of local community health initiatives and programs. These programs and services are designed to help communities on their path to health.
UCHealth Memorial Injury Prevention and Research Institute (MIPRI)
At UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central (MHC) Level I trauma center, we improve lives by caring for thousands of injured patients and their families each year. A number of these patients are considered to be severely injured. Although we provide high-quality care for these patients, it is always after the injury occurs. As the leader of trauma care for this region, it is important to be experts in the management of injured patients, but we want to go one step further. Our senior leaders have leveraged their support for the establishment of the UCHealth Memorial Injury Prevention and Research Institute (MIPRI) to conduct research, educate and save lives.
In the news
Patient stories from UCHealth Today
- Heroes among us: How medical pros at a Colorado hospital saved lives after mass shooting at Club Q
- Patient who survives shooting at Club Q says he will be OK
- London Lyle’s horrific car accident and her life-changing recovery
- Twice revived, young woman battles back from severe brain injury
- Inspired by extraordinary kindness
- Impaled on a tree branch, man says a quiet prayer
- Teen who nearly loses arm returns to Level I Trauma Center to say thanks