GILLETTE, WY—Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), a Campbell County Health (CCH) entity, has received designation
as an Area Trauma Hospital by the
Wyoming Trauma Program. The Trauma Site Review was conducted April 18, 2018, and the designation
was awarded for a three year period—up for review in 2021.
The goal of Wyoming's statewide trauma system is to reduce injury,
disability and death for all ages. Trauma is the leading cause of death
for those between the ages 1-44. The trauma program is housed in the Wyoming
Department of Health
Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS).
An Area Trauma Hospital is an acute care facility with the commitment,
medical staff, personnel and specialty training necessary to provide primary
care for the trauma patient. An Area Trauma Hospital provides initial
resuscitation of the trauma patient and immediate operative intervention
to control hemorrhage. The Trauma Program has an established Trauma Team
to respond to trauma patients and consists of: general and orthopedic
surgery, anesthesiology, surgery staff, emergency physicians, registered
nurses, laboratory technicians, pre-hospital care providers (EMS), radiology
technicians, respiratory therapists and social services/pastoral care.
The Wyoming legislature passed legislation enabling the development of
a statewide trauma system in 1993. The Area Trauma Hospital designation
demonstrates the organization's commitment to quality patient care
for the community and citizens of Wyoming. In Wyoming, there are six designated
Area Trauma Hospitals.