UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies is now a Level 1 trauma hospital

Published: July 19, 2022

There used to be only six Level 1 trauma hospitals in Colorado … and none of them were in Northern Colorado. But on Monday, July 18, 2022, that changed when UCHealth’s Medical Center of the Rockies, right here in Centerra, was given the Level 1 designation.

According to the American Trauma Society, Level 1 hospitals are those that can provide “total care for every aspect of injury — from prevention through rehabilitation.” So this is a big moment, not just for the Medical Center of the Rockies, not just for Centerra, but for the entire Northern Front Range region. Because now, patients can receive Level 1 care without being sent to Denver.

As Dr. Chris Cribari, medical director of acute care surgery for the UCHealth Medical Group, put it, “Being close to home matters.” That pretty much summarizes our whole philosophy at Centerra.

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