Trauma centers in Denver

When a traumatic injury occurs, patients needs quick access to advanced care. At HealthONE, we offer emergency rooms (ER) that feature Level I and Level II Trauma Centers, fully equipped to handle any life-threatening trauma condition. Our specially trained trauma teams are standing by 24/7 to ensure patients receive the high-quality treatment they need to heal.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Advanced trauma units

At HealthONE, our board-certified emergency physicians, physician assistants, pediatricians and nurses are specially trained in advanced life-support and emergency treatment for patients with traumatic injuries. We work with paramedics and first responders to ensure seamless care is provided to every patient.

What is a trauma center?

Trauma centers are specialized units within an ER that are equipped to treat major traumatic injuries, including:

  • Brain injuries, such as concussions
  • Crush injuries
  • Electrical injuries
  • Major burns
  • Puncture wounds
  • Spine fractures and other broken bones with the potential to cause long-term disability or death

Trauma centers are categorized into four levels. At HealthONE, we offer access to both Level I (the highest level of trauma care) and Level II Trauma Centers.

Level I Trauma Center

Level I Trauma Centers provide:

  • Advanced care to trauma patients
  • A full range of advanced trauma specialists available 24/7, including:
    • Anesthesiologists
    • Critical care specialists
    • Emergency medicine doctors
    • Internal medicine doctors
    • Radiologists
    • Surgeons (general, neurologic, cardiothoracic and plastic)
  • Care for pediatric patients
  • Continued research about traumatic injuries
  • Education about trauma prevention to surrounding communities

We provide a Level I Trauma Center at Swedish Medical Center. It is capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury—from prevention through rehabilitation.

Level II Trauma Center

Level II Trauma Centers collaborate to provide comprehensive care and supplement the expertise of a Level I Trauma Center, providing:

  • A full range of of advanced trauma specialists available 24/7, including:
    • Anesthesiologists
    • Critical care specialists
    • Emergency medicine doctors
    • Internal medicine doctors
    • Radiologists
    • Surgeons (general, neurologic, cardiothoracic and plastic)
  • Referrals to a Level I Trauma Center
  • Trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff

Our Level II Trauma Centers also provide 24/7 availability to all essential specialties, staff and equipment. We offer Level II Trauma Centers at: