Centura Healths Porter Adventist Hospital Receives Trauma III Designation

(DENVER) Porter Adventist Hospital has received a Trauma III designation from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. As a Level III Trauma Center, Porter Adventist Hospital has enhanced its capabilities to stabilize and treat trauma patients. This includes patients with minor or moderate injuries and those who require emergency resuscitation, surgery or intensive care.

Working together with EMS, the emergency department at Porter Adventist Hospital will provide care coordination during transfer of trauma patients to their facility. As a part of the Centura Health Trauma System, the hospitals collaboration with other facilities in the network helps improve the overall system of care. Partnering with Flight For Life Colorado (the countrys first hospital-based air ambulance), eight hospital affiliates, and the regions largest EMS support system, patients of Porter Adventist Hospital have a unified continuum of care during the most critical time of need.

The decision to become a Level III Trauma center was derived from the needs of the community, as injuries continue to be the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people under the age of 44. Porter Adventist Hospitals designation means patients in the Denver Metro Area have additional access to better, faster, comprehensive medical care. As a Level III trauma center, the hospital is required to continually evaluate their standard of care through a rigorous performance improvement program. This process will not only improve outcomes for trauma patients, but all patients. Porter Adventist Hospital is the 15th Centura Health Trauma Center committed to providing specialty resources and improving clinical outcomes.

As a mission based organization, we are dedicated to constantly assessing the needs of our patients in order to provide exceptional care, says Randy Haffner, Chief Executive Officer of Porter Adventist Hospital. Becoming a Level III Trauma Center means our community has advanced medical support for lifes unforeseen emergencies.



About Porter Adventist Hospital
Porter Adventist Hospital is a full service, Nursing Magnet designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center for complex medicine and surgery patients. Porter specializes in cancer care, joint replacement, heart and vascular procedures, spinal surgery, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplants. They have also received numerous awards and honors including: The HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an A rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. Porter is sponsored by Adventist Health System and is part of Centura Health, the regions largest hospital and health care network. Formore information on Porter Adventist Hospital, please visit Porter Hospital website or follow the hospital on Twitter@PorterHospital or on Facebook/Porter Adventist Hospital.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 18,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

Media Contact:
Chrissy Nicholson
Porter Adventist Hospital