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Comprehensive and Responsive Care

  • Highly trained team of ER physicians
  • Experienced nursing and technical staff
  • Separate walk-in and ambulance entrances
  • Helicopter transport pad
  • Fully equipped 24-hour trauma rooms
  • Separate exam/treatment rooms
  • Latest diagnostic imaging and onsite analytical lab
  • Surgery suites available 24 hours a day
  • Private inpatient rooms
  • State of Colorado Level IV Trauma Center

 

 

 

 

First and Fastest for Emergency Care and Stabilization
Any time, any season, a health care emergency can happen.  In an emergency, time is of the essence to reach and receive care. Why lose critical time going to facilities miles away when we’re only minutes away––and we have short wait times.

Whether your child is sick, you’ve been in an accident, or someone you love has chest pains, with our short wait times you are being treated within minutes. After all, it’s impossible to get the treatment you need in a waiting room.

For your convenience, Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District can be reached at (719) 687-2291 or www.uprad.org.

Here’s what you can expect while you are in our Emergency Department:

  1. Triage
    When you arrive, a registered nurse will conduct an initial exam, take your vital signs and complete a brief medical history. Triage helps us determine the severity of each emergency and allows us to treat the most urgent cases right away. That’s why someone who arrives after you may be treated before you. While extremely emergent cases are a priority, we work to see everyone as quickly as possible.
     
  2. Registration
    During registration, we will ask you to sign a treatment consent form and to provide your name, address, phone number, personal physician and insurance information. For your convenience, if an exam room is available, a registration clerk will gather this information at your bedside. If a room is not available, and your emergency is not life-threatening, you may be asked to remain in the reception area until a room is ready for you.
      
  3. Evaluation
    Once you are in the treatment area, a physician will examine you and order any tests needed to evaluate your condition. Depending on the type of illness or injury, a nurse may start an IV or obtain a blood or urine sample, or you may undergo diagnostic tests, such as X-rays or a CT scan. Our goal is to keep you comfortable and conduct tests as quickly as possible. Some tests take longer to complete, and we appreciate your patience as we work to provide you with prompt, courteous, and comprehensive emergency care.
     
  4. Treatment
    Your level of treatment will depend on the physician’s orders after the medical evaluation is complete. Our staff will keep you informed about what to expect during every part of the treatment process.
     
  5. Admission or Discharge
    Most patients are treated and discharged from the emergency room. If your emergency requires that you be admitted, you will be transferred to a patient room and we will notify your primary care physician. A physician on our staff will oversee your care while you’re in the hospital.
      
    If your emergency room physician determines you can go home, you will receive written instructions about your care after you leave the hospital. It is important to follow these instructions, take all prescribed medications and schedule a follow-up appointment with your personal physician. If you have questions about your discharge instructions, please ask your nurse.