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Emergency & Trauma 2017-09-15T10:48:20+00:00

Care When You Need it Most

The goal of the Memorial Regional Health Emergency Department, located at The Memorial Hospital at Craig, is to provide quality, compassionate care. Our Emergency Department is staffed by highly skilled physicians and nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you and your family if an emergency occurs.

Trauma care is something that you hope you never need, but if you or a loved one falls victim to a serious injury, it’s comforting to know that The Memorial Hospital is standing by with the expertise and equipment to ensure rapid care. From the trauma site to stabilization, our Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and emergency personnel respond as a team.

Our State designation as a Level IV Trauma Center illustrates our commitment to your care, especially when seconds count.

Our Trauma Center includes:

  • two trauma suites 

  • ambulance and EMT staff
  • dedicated helicopter pad for necessary rapid transfers
  • operating rooms available 24/7

  • adult and pediatric resuscitative equipment

  • trauma team


How quickly you are seen by a physician depends on the triage process. When arriving at the Emergency Department, triage staff will complete a basic assessment of symptoms and determine the severity of illness. A patient’s order of treatment in the Emergency Department is based on the severity of the illness, not on a first-come, first-served basis.

Patients identified by our triage staff as having life-threatening conditions are taken directly into our Emergency Department for evaluation and treatment. Therefore, patients with illnesses or injuries identified as not life-threatening may experience a wait while more serious cases are treated. We ask for your patience when this occurs.

Is it an Emergency?

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers a list of warning signs that indicate a medical emergency:

  • difficulty breathing, shortness of breath

  • changes in mental status

  • choking, coughing up or vomiting blood

  • chest pain, fainting or dizziness

  • severe stomach pain or persistant vomiting

  • sudden injury, or head and spine injury

  • severe pain anywhere in the body

  • swallowing a poisonous substance

Children and Emergencies

Children have unique medical problems and may display different symptoms than adults. Symptoms that are serious for a child may not be as serious for an adult. Always get immediate medical attention if you think your child is having a medical emergency.

What Our Patients Say

“Very good service and on top of everything. Very friendly staff.”


Memorial Regional Health
750 Hospital Loop
Craig, CO 81625
Phone: 970-824-9411
Fax: 970-826-3209