Colorados Largest Health Care Network Releases Second Stakeholder Video Calling for Statewide Participation to Prevent Injuries, Save Lives


Wendi Dammann
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DENVER (March 30, 2010) - Gary Campbell, Centura Health president and CEO, today released a short video calling for community partnerships to help prevent and reduce the impact of traumatic injuries in Colorado. The three-minute-video is the second in a series of quarterly community dialogues, this time reporting on the networks statewide Trauma System. The conversation features Campbell, Charles Mains, MD, trauma surgeon and medical director for Centura Health Trauma System, and Margaret Sabin, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and chair of the Centura Health Trauma Council.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, trauma is the leading cause of death for Coloradans ages one to 44. Last year, 35,000 people were admitted into hospitals across Colorado for trauma injury, with more than 7,100 trauma patients treated within the Centura Health network.
In an effort to improve the quality, consistency, availability and affordability of health care throughout Colorado, Centura Health partners with communities across the state to provide trauma designation review assistance, and to offer educational support, injury prevention programs and research opportunities.
The short video features Campbell and his colleagues requesting support from community and business leaders to bring more life-saving, injury prevention and education programs to schools, businesses and communities.
The Centura Health Trauma System provides more trauma care than any other health care provider in Colorado, and last year Centura Health announced its fully-integrated Trauma System with 19 Centura Health facilitiesincluding 15 trauma centers, the states largest EMS support system, and essential partnerships. The system was designed to expedite access to life-saving treatment and support for trauma patients in more communities throughout Colorado than any other health care organization.

One in five Coloradans are cared for by the experts at Centura Health facilities across the state," said Gary Campbell, president and CEO, Centura Health. We have a network of highly skilled trauma specialists, emergency medical service providers, trauma centers and Flight For Life Colorado, and every one of us shares the goal of going beyond just sick care and providing our communities with injury prevention and wellness programs."
Campbell adds, Together, with strong community partnerships and help from experts within our network, we can actually prevent injuries and save lives. The key is providing the proper resources to move upstream to manage health."
The Centura Health Trauma System provides community and business leaders with access to resources that can prevent trauma injuries and save lives," said Margaret Sabin, president and CEO, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, and chair of the Centura Health Trauma System. We maximize our available resources to bring specialized injury prevention programs to many communities across our state."

For more information on Centura Health, visit www.centura.org.


About Centura Health
Centura Health is Colorados largest hospital and health care network and we are charting the course for the future of health care. Approximately 13,000 of the health care industrys best and brightest deliver advanced care to more than half a million people each year, across 12 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, Flight For Life Colorado, and home care and hospice services. Our strength lies in our ability to offer a team of connected networks and shared resources to deliver accessible, reliable and cost-effective health care across the state. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.