Riding, roping, and ranching again
With coordinated trauma, burn and limb-restoration care, worst case scenarios can have the best possible outcomes.
Ranch owner and cowboy Archie Chant broke 17 bones when he was involved in a head-on collision. The right UCHealth surgeon – a fellow cowboy – helped him get back in the saddle.
The highest level of care.
If your emergency is a life-threatening event, rest assured UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Trauma Center in Aurora, Colorado, is ready.
In our Level I Trauma Center, board-certified trauma surgeons, sub-specialty physicians, specialty nurses and support staff are here for you 24/7. With technologically advanced operating suites and a dedicated Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit we’re caring for injured patients across the Rocky Mountain region.
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.
Level I trauma
The Level I Trauma Center at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital has been verified by the American College of Surgeons and designated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
University of Colorado Hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center that coordinates care and is in the same facility with an American Burn Association Verified Burn Center and limb-restoration program in the state of Colorado, providing the highest-level trauma and burn care in one facility.
Level I Trauma Centers are centers of excellence in the care of injured patients. Resources available at level I trauma centers include:
- Trauma surgeons and sub-specialty physicians with specialized training in injury care (Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Plastic Surgery) available 24/7 who are capable of treating all injuries.
- Dedicated operating rooms.
- Emergent access to blood products.
- Technologically advanced imaging and hybrid operating rooms.
As the premier academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region, the University of Colorado Hospital Level I Trauma Center, through its affiliation with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, provides the highest level of injury care available.
Patients and family
Injury prevention and outreach
Stop the Bleed. Stop the Bleed™ train the trainer and layperson training, part of a national campaign to enhance survivability due to life-threatening hemorrhage. Contact Robyn Wolverton, Trauma outreach and injury prevention manager, for more information.
PARTY program. Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) Program™ provides young people with information about traumatic injury that will enable them to recognize potential injury producing situations, make safer choices, and adopt behaviors that reduce risk. Visit this page to find out more.
Stepping On. The Stepping On™ program is a multi-faceted falls prevention program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce their risk of falls. Visit this page to find out more.
Trauma Survivors Network. The Trauma Survivors Network provides programs and resources patients and families need to manage their recovery and improve their lives.
Video: Online Falls Prevention Program. A 4-part video series to teach strength and balance exercises and to highlight issues related to falls.
In the news
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital now one of the state’s few Level I trauma centers
Riding, roping, and ranching again
Bringing patients and family into the circle of care during morning rounds
Steady travels from the travails of trauma
UCHealth extends lifesaving line
Team steps up to plate to treat injured ribs