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Trauma Center of the Rockies

About Trauma

Most trauma injury is unexpected and unplanned. Our trauma team stands ready, 24/7, to provide care for the critically injured.

Trauma is a physical injury or wound caused by a violent, external force, which may lead to death or permanent disability and is the leading cause of death in people under age 45, and is the third leading cause of death overall.

Surviving a major injury and minimizing the chances of a complication or disability depends on an efficient system of highly specialized trauma care professionals.

Our regionalized trauma response is important to the model of for trauma care excellence, requiring coordination across:

  • Access to help (911 emergency dispatch)
  • Ambulance Service / EMS responders
  • Emergency Care
  • Trauma Team Activation
  • Trauma Diagnostic and Imaging Technologies
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Basic Hospital Care
  • Rehabilitation
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