Trauma Room at Banner North Colorado Medical Center Sees $1 Million Remodel

Banner Health North Colorado trauma room

Patients over a vast swatch of western states who need level II trauma center services have a great new option that will significantly reduce the need to transfer to another facility.

Banner North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley completed a major upgrade to its trauma room in late 2023. Now with more space, more lighting, and upgraded equipment, including rolling cabinets, blanket warmers, and fluid warmers, the NCMC trauma room is better equipped to support ease of access to equipment, adaptability of room uses, improved patient comfort, and overall efficiency.

The improvements are good news for the patient population NCMC serves, which includes the entire eastern plains of Colorado as well as Wyoming, Nebraska, and parts of Kansas.

NCMC is the only level II trauma center in Greeley. According to the American College of Surgeons, a level II trauma center is expected to provide initial definitive trauma care for a wide range of injuries, in addition to immediate, 24-hour coverage from general surgeons as well as specialties, including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.

“Our improved trauma room will function really well to provide our team with a better space to care for our community,” said Eric Luehr, MD, trauma medical director at NCMC.

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