At St. Elizabeth Hospital, we see it all — from bike accidents to car wrecks, the unexpected broken finger and the fear of a failing heart. Our highly skilled emergency physicians and nursing teams stand ready to handle whatever emergency life brings your way.
Emergencies happen day and night. That’s why St. Elizabeth Hospital emergency department provides lifesaving medical care around the clock every day of the year, with 24-hour physician staffing.
*Emergency Room entrance is accessible from Grant Street on east side of St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Chest Pain Center
Life-Saving Heart Care
Heart attacks are one of the most frightening medical experiences a person can go through. Thankfully for the residents of Fort Morgan and surrounding communities, St. Elizabeth Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center. St. Elizabeth Hospital’s expert emergency medicine teams are trained to spot heart attacks quickly and provide emergency treatments that will limit any damage to your heart.
To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, St. Elizabeth Hospital engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. To Morgan County, this means that processes are in place that meet strict criteria aimed at:
- Reducing the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment
- Treating patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved
- Monitoring patients when it is not certain that they are having a heart attack to ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital
St. Elizabeth Hospital addresses the entire continuum of care for the heart patient, including important areas such as the emergency department, quality assurance plan, and community outreach programs. By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, St. Elizabeth Hospital has enhanced the quality of care for the cardiac patient and has demonstrated its commitment to higher standards. This accreditation is awarded by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology. St. Elizabeth Hospital has held this accreditation since 2016.
Level III Trauma Center
St. Elizabeth Hospital is one of only two Level III Trauma Centers in northeast Colorado, providing access to high-level care to As a Level III Trauma Center, CPMC’s emergency department provides comprehensive medical and surgical inpatient services to patients who can be maintained in a stable or improving condition without specialized care. Emergency physicians and nurses are immediately available, with surgeons within 20 minutes to access, stabilize, or resuscitate. Our patients can rest easy knowing that our ER is staffed 24 hours a day by physicians who are board certified in emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine or surgery and whose primary practice is in emergency medicine. They are also certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support. Registered nurses are in-house 24 hours a day, with some who have specialized education in trauma. An operating room and imaging services are available 24/hours a day. Respiratory therapy, lab, and rehabilitation services are also available when needed.
St. Elizabeth Hospital is one of only two Level III Trauma Centers in Northeast Colorado, serving more than 35,000 residents in two counties. St. Elizabeth Hospital received its first Level III Trauma certification in 1991. Every three years our hospital must go through a renewal process and meet rigorous criteria and standards to maintain this designation. The state trauma review team performs chart checks as part of the review process to ensure that patients are treated appropriately in the ER. Written policies and procedures for trauma and critical care patients are also scrutinized and checked for adherence. Having adequate training and expertise working with emergent patients are also integral to the trauma designation. The certification also requires that community outreach and education services on injury prevention are performed throughout the year on an on-going basis.
St. Elizabeth Hospital Express Care clinic is conveniently located on the campus of St. Elizabeth Hospital, on the lower level of the Medical Office Building inside Colorado Plains Medical Group. Our address is 1000 Lincoln St., Suite 101.
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We offer walk-in care without an appointment, or you can call ahead to schedule a same-day appointment: 970-867-1843
Emergency services at St. Elizabeth Hospital
- 24-hour physician coverage
- Accredited Chest Pain Center
- Diagnostic imaging with 64-slice CT scan and 1.5 Tesla MRI
- Full-time county ambulance/EMS crew
- Helipad for medical transport
We treat all emergency conditions, including
- Abdominal pain
- Bone fractures
- Burns and cuts
- Chest pain and heart attack