Trauma Review

(FRISCO, COLO.) On September 24, 2015, St. Anthonys Summit Medical Center completed their onsite Trauma review from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The review process established by the State of Colorado requires trauma facilities pass over a 126 different elements, proven to factor in the overall trauma mortality. During the review the inspectors look to see if SASMC is meeting the standards of a Level III Trauma Center, if the best interests of the trauma patients are being met, and how St. Anthonys Summit Medical Center integrates into the statewide emergency medical and trauma care system. The review committee was impressed with St. Anthonys Summit Medical Center and noted the exceptional practices that could be the template for other hospitals. The official letter from the state it says, The reviewers noted no deficiencies and no items met with reservation at the review. The Department is pleased to again designate St. Anthonys Summit Medical Center as a Level III Trauma Center.

A great review is the sum of its parts and this accolade is the result of the accumulation of the care of the dedicated staff at St. Anthonys Summit Medical Center, said Shelly Almroth, SASMC Manager of Trauma Services. We pride ourselves on delivering the best care even in the most unpredictable circumstances, our physicians, nurses and staffs are well trained and educated in trauma care.

The review committee noted that St. Anthonys Summit Medical Center is one of the busiest Level III trauma facilities in the State and their Centura affiliation as well as long standing team of professionals contributed to their spectacular review. One of the reasons we shine is our affiliation with Centura allows for the research and proven systems from our Level 1stated Shelly Almroth. In addition to a top- notch staff SASMC trauma staff, the review committee noted the administrations commitment to improving the systems and capabilities of the Orthopaedic specialists who provide care in the hospital. Reviewers noted the Orthopaedic PA position created to integrate the hospital systems and the affiliated specialists in support of our patients and specialists.

St. Anthony Summit Medical Centers was commended for their outreach and educational programs that exemplified the States goals for healthier communities. We are impressed with your capabilities to bring your education to the traveling community on the mountain. Stated one of the reviewers in remarking on SASMCs Martin Luther King Think First outreach

We are proud of our employees and their many successes, said Paul Chodkowski, Chief Executive Officer. We are proud of the quality healthcare provided at SASMC, and we continue to improve on quality, patient care, and re-investing in our community.

About Centura Health

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 19,400 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 16 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.

About St. Anthony Summit Medical Center

St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, part of Centura Health Network, has provided health care services to Summit County residents for over 30 years. The facility was established in 1978 to serve the high country and the surrounding area as a 24-hour emergency facility. St. Anthony Summit Medical Center is a full-service hospital with a Level III trauma designation, 24-hour emergency department, 35 medical beds, surgical services, intensive care unit, orthopaedics, cardiovascular services, nuclear medicine, digital mammography, breast care services, ear, nose and throat (ENT), gastroenterology, Sleep Disorders Center and eight labor & delivery suites. The State-of-the-art Birth Place at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center eliminates the need for families to travel outside the county for delivery and care of their babies. For more information about St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, please visit www.summitmedicalcenter.org.

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