The Emergency Medicine Department at Children's Hospital Colorado serves as the region’s only Level I Regional Pediatric Trauma Center, delivering high-quality emergent and urgent care 24/7 to an enormous geographic area that extends beyond Colorado to Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and New Mexico.
The full-time emergency medicine faculty members are all board certified in pediatric emergency medicine and provide care for a wide array of medical, surgical, and traumatic conditions.
The faculty is responsible for Children’s Hospital Colorado's community-based Network of Care, providing medical direction and clinical coverage in several of the community sites beyond our main campus, including 24/7 urgent/ emergent care at Children’s Hospital Colorado North Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus, Children’s Hospital Colorado at Parker Adventist Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado at Saint Joseph Hospital, and after-hours urgent care at Care by Children’s Hospital Colorado at Lutheran (Wheat Ridge) and Children’s After-Hours Care at Littleton Adventist Hospital. This model allows us to bring pediatric expertise in the emergent management of many conditions directly into well-equipped, free-standing centers as well as several community hospital partners.
The faculty is also responsible for the direction of Centura/Flight For Life pediatric transports and provides 24/7 phone consultation to primary care providers and emergency departments throughout the region.
Faculty are members of the Colorado State Trauma and Emergency Medicine Advisory Council and the Mile High Regional Trauma and Advisory Council. They are also actively involved in the program development and education of prehospital care providers. They provide the Children’s Hospital Colorado house-wide Mock COR program and administrate the Pediatric Advanced Life Support program. They are actively involved in regional injury prevention and child advocacy, including the medical direction of the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute and regional disaster preparedness.