• FAQs to Help You Learn About Our Parker, CO Trauma Center

  • At Parker Adventist Hospital, we put patient care above all else. Read through our FAQs about our trauma center in Parker, Colorado, to learn more about trauma and what sets our trauma center apart from the rest.
  • A trauma injury is any bodily injury that is caused by an external force. The actual body injury may be internal, external or both. The external force may be from a blunt or sharp object, or from a chemical, heat or electric source.
    A Level II Trauma Center, like the one at Parker Adventist Hospital, is verified by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma and provides definitive care for injured patients. When accidents occur, minutes count! Level II Trauma Centers feature 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as physicians who specialize in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology and critical care. Trauma prevention and continuing education through a comprehensive quality assessment program are also features of a Level II Trauma Center.

    The No. 1 trauma injury at Parker Hospital is falls –– any type of fall, including a fall from a roof, ladder, step stool, stair steps, from a wheelchair or from standing. The second most frequent trauma we see are equestrian-related injuries, and next in line are motor vehicle crashes.

    Other trauma injuries that we treat include major burns, stab wounds, gunshot wounds, traumatic brain injuries and blunt trauma injuries.  

    We have eight attending trauma surgeons who take trauma calls. Each surgeon takes trauma calls for a 24-hour period, from 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. The on-call trauma surgeon is immediately available when needed.

    What sets our trauma services in Parker, Colorado apart from the rest? At Parker Adventist Hospital, we: 

    • Are always ready for our equestrian community. Due to the frequency of equestrian-related trauma injuries, and the occurrence of significant injury to these patients, our trauma and emergency services in Parker require a trauma team to be bedside upon patient arrival.

    • Offer state-of-the-art management for chest wall injuries. Parker Adventist Hospital's trauma surgeons take an aggressive approach to pain management for our patients with rib fractures. For patients with the most severe types of rib fractures, our surgeons are specially trained to surgically stabilize the rib fractures with a rib-plate fixation (an advanced surgical procedure typically only performed at higher-level trauma centers).

    • Follow evidence-based care protocols. Parker Adventist Hospital's trauma teams realize that seemingly minor injuries to our elderly patients can result in life-altering disabilities or complications. We follow an evidence-based protocol in conjunction with St. Anthony Central Level I Trauma Center that identifies and treats elderly trauma patients who are at greatest risk for developing complications due to pre-existing medical conditions. We involve our multidisciplinary team of therapists, dietitians and discharge planners upon admission to ensure the needs of our patients are met throughout their hospital stay.


    Trauma Clinic and Discharge Planning. Trauma service patients are seen in our Trauma Clinic. Each consulting physician participates in the patient's discharge plan of care. Our case managers and discharge planners work with our Trauma Service, rehabilitation therapists, our patients and their families to arrange the most appropriate rehabilitation facility or home health services upon discharge.
  • Trauma Center That Puts Your Health First

    When you are suffering from a trauma injury in Parker, Colorado, you can rely on the trauma center at Parker Adventist Hospital to provide you with the high level of care you need. Contact us today if you have any additional questions for our staff members.

    Individuals who are suffering from trauma injuries in Parker, Centennial, Lone Tree, Aurora, Denver and the surrounding areas of Colorado visit Parker Adventist Hospital’s trauma center for treatment.

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