Denver Health verified as a Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons

Apr 25, 2013, 15:03 ET from Denver Health

DENVER, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Families across the Rocky Mountain Region now have a verified Pediatric Level II trauma center centrally located in Denver.

On April 19, Denver Health was verified as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

Denver Health is now the only Academic Level I Adult and Pediatric Level II trauma center in Colorado, and the only verified Pediatric Trauma Center in the City and County of Denver.

This unique, dual verification makes Denver Health the only hospital in the Denver metro area verified to provide trauma care to kids and their parents from the same accident.

Denver Health is committed to Family Centered Care, and will provide care for both a parent and child in the same private hospital room at the parent's request when conditions allow.

"Denver Health has a long history of providing high-quality care for all ages, but this verification proves what trauma and emergency physicians and nurses in Colorado have known for a while - that Denver Health has the resources in place to expertly care for severely injured children of all ages," said Gregory J. Jurkovich, MD, chief of trauma services.

In addition to being a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Denver Health is also now the only pediatric emergency and trauma center in Colorado with pediatric microvascular, replantation and hand surgery services at our location 24-hours per day. Parents have access to pediatric trauma, emergency and urgent care services with short wait times, plus 24-hour specialized surgical coverage in neurosurgery, complex orthopedic surgery (including hip fractures). Denver Health also has a dedicated Child Protection Team that provides intervention and services to victims of child abuse and neglect 24-hours a day.

Betty Rueda

Cynthia Matthews


SOURCE Denver Health