Poudre Valley Hospital – UCHealth (139)

PoudreValley Hospital (PVH) is a Level III Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons and designated by the state of Colorado. We’ve been taking care of patients since 1925 and have been a verified trauma center since 1980. We are committed to providing our community with prompt, specialized trauma care.

  • 24/7 availability of board-certified emergency physicians and trauma surgeons, and trauma-credentialed nurses.
  • 24/7 operating room capability.
  • 12-bed intensive care unit and 12-bed progressive care unit.
  • Onsite inpatient rehabilitation unit.
  • Onsite blood bank.
  • Inpatient hospice services supported by social workers, case managers and chaplains.
  • Member of American Trauma Society Trauma Survivor Network.

PVH also supports injury prevention and outreach activities for our community in the Fort Collins region and referring facilities. PVH incorporates comprehensive performance improvement programs, transfer agreements to a higher level of care when necessary. Our trauma program offers continuous trauma education to physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.

Our services

As a Level III trauma center, we serve our local community through our ability to stabilize and care for the injured patient. Critically injured patients may be transferred to a higher level trauma center or specialty care center, such as a pediatric or burn. Our multidisciplinary team offers services to care for the whole patient:

  • Trauma and acute care surgery
  • Emergency medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • Dietary support
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory services
  • Neurosurgery
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Plastic and facial surgery
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech therapy

Injury prevention and outreach

UCHealth demonstrates community health leadership by providing and participating in a broad range of local community health initiatives and programs.

For more information about the TSN, please contact Amy Leaming at [email protected].

Specifically, our injury prevention program provides education, training and safety equipment for community members of all ages to increase awareness and decrease the number of injuries and trauma-related deaths in our community. Learn more about other community health programs in our community.

For more information about our prevention programs or to set up a presentation with your staff or patients please email Injury Prevention Coordinator Alison Weston at [email protected].

Education and training

Ongoing education is provided for the next generation of trauma providers, including residents, fellows, nurses, and medical students. UCHealth conducts regular training opportunities such as TNCC, ATLS, ATCN, monthly trauma grand rounds, skills training, and trauma symposiums.

Visit the uchealth.org events directory page to find out more.

If you are a professional or community member seeking educational opportunities contact [email protected]

TSN Coordinator


Amy Leaming
Email Coordinator

1024 S. Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524

[email protected]

Website(s) UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital

Upcoming Programs & Events

Virtual Support Group for Trauma Survivors

Wednesday, July 10 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ET

Wednesday, July 24 5:30 pm-7:00 pm ET

“Summer Renewal: Healing and Thriving Together” Virtual Support groups are free, 90 minute online groups to support survivors of physical injury. Groups are co-led by TSN Trauma Professionals and TSN Peers

Contact Person
Katherine Joseph 
Email: [email protected]



NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.

NextSteps Online Class starting July 10 2024!

NextSteps Online Class staring July 10 2024! Sign up now at www.nextstepsonline.org, Class begins July 10, 2024, Last day to sign up is July 16 for Online Chat Kick off!


Community Resources

Al-Anon Family Groups


The primary purpose of Al-Anon/Alateen is to help families and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon and is for young people affected by another’s drinking. Members of Al-Anon/Alateen learn to live happily whether the alcoholic continues to drink or not. We learn that alcoholism is a disease and that we are not alone. By putting the focus on ourselves, we begin to reclaim our lives. Telephone: (970) 225-2666 Toll-free Meeting Line: (888) 425-2666 Email: [email protected]

Alcoholics Anonymous


Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377) T: (212) 363-3500 F: (212) 363-6237 General Inquiries: [email protected]

ADA National Network


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life. In 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed into law and became effective on January 1, 2009. The ADAAA made a number of significant changes to the definition of “disability.” The changes in the definition of disability in the ADAAA apply to all titles of the ADA, including Title I (employment practices of private employers with 15 or more employees, state and local governments, employment agencies, labor unions, agents of the employer and joint management labor committees); Title II (programs and activities of state and local government entities); and Title III (private entities that are considered places of public accommodation). 1-800-949-4232 adata.org/email

American Chronic Pain Association


PCSS is a program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created in response to the opioid overdose epidemic to train primary care providers in the evidence-based prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) and treatment of chronic pain. The project is geared toward primary care providers who wish to treat OUD. PCSS is made up of a coalition, led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), of major healthcare organizations all dedicated to addressing this healthcare crisis. Through a variety of trainings and a clinical mentoring program, PCSS’s mission is to increase healthcare providers’ knowledge and skills in the prevention, identification, and treatment of substance use disorders with a focus on opioid use disorders.

American Trauma Society


The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.



The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.

Amputee Coalition


Together with our thousands of supporters, the Amputee Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that no one faces limb loss alone. We work to provide people with limb loss and limb difference, their families and caregivers the resources they need to recover, readjust and live life fully with limb loss/difference. Headquartered in Washington DC, we have more than 350 support groups in our network, more than 1,000 certified peer visitors across the country, and reach thousands of people every month through our National Limb Loss Resource Center, our peer support matching, advocacy, and communication.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America


ADAA improves the quality of life for those who suffer through evidence-based educational resources, professional practice, and scientific research. ADAA’s promise is to raise awareness about the impact of mental health on physical health, to find new treatments, and one day prevent and cure anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders. ADAA brings together mental health professionals who lend their time and expertise to improve patient care by promoting the implementation of best practices and treatments across disciplines through continuing education and training and accelerating dissemination of research into practice. ADAA, as a membership organization, values the inclusion of diverse groups from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds, and honors their views across all areas of the organization. We recognize that when people across identity groups are regarded and engaged as full participants in leadership, decision making and programs, we are able to provide resources and programs that best meet the needs of our members and the public. As such, ADAA leadership embraces diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a core value for all members, staff, and volunteers. We are committed to fostering an environment that supports cultural equity and models diversity and inclusion. ADAA is committed to practicing DEI principles to ensure that everyone feels safe, seen, valued, respected, and welcome.

Brain Injury Association of America


The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.



Every 9 seconds someone in the United States sustains a brain injury. That adds up to 3.5 million people each year. Brain injuries range from mild to moderate to severe. Every injury is different, but when your brain is injured, it can affect everything: your ability to speak, focus, remember, and relate to other people. BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering authoritative information and support to anyone whose life has been affected by brain injury or PTSD: people with brain injuries, their family and friends, and the professionals who work with them. BrainLine also provides military-specific information and resources on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to veterans, service members, and their families. Through BrainLine, we seek to provide a sense of community, a place where people who care about brain injury can go 24 hours a day for information, support, and ideas. 703-998-2020

Opioid Overdose Prevention


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research, specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and should be prescribed and used carefully. The CDC highlights that the best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder. 1-800-232-4636

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation


We are dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis. There are many ways to contact us, get support, get involved and donate to support the Reeve Foundation mission. 1-800-225-0292



PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder is a mood disorder brought on by a traumatic experience(s). As with all mood disorders, attempts to cope with the emotional turmoil that PTSD brings can place individuals at increasing risk of substance abuse. When patterns of substance abuse start to take shape, the effects of PTSD and addiction join forces, making daily life so much more difficult than before. The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction can have debilitating effects on your quality of life, so there’s a need for some of level treatment help at the outset. If you or someone you know is dealing with PTSD and addiction, it helps to know that both conditions can be treated and there are many treatment options available. Helpline available 24/7: call 800-483-2193

Family Caregiver Alliance


The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Hope After Head Injury


Hope After Head Injury exists to provide hope, community, support, encouragement, education, and awareness for brain injury. Through online support groups, the Hope Survives Podcast, blog posts, and weekly live video broadcasts, survivors and caregivers are encouraged to never give up and to keep fighting. Created by TBI survivor and advocate Cristabelle Braden, Hope After Head Injury is here to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. We understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. It’s overwhelming when you’re stuck in the middle of confusion, you feel like nobody understands, and you don’t know what to do. But you don’t have to fight this battle alone. There are millions of people that have experienced brain injury and understand what you are going through.

Mental Health America


Founded in 1909 by Clifford W. Beers, Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. During his stays in public and private institutions, Beers witnessed and was subjected to horrible abuse. From these experiences, Beers set into motion a reform movement that took shape and is known today as Mental Health America. MHA’s programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.

National Center for PTSD


The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime


The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. After more than 35 years, we remain the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims’ rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives. The National Center is, at its core, an advocacy organization committed to — and working on behalf of — crime victims and their families. Rather than focus the entire organization’s work on one type of crime or victim, the National Center addresses all types of crime. (202) 467-8700

National Human Trafficking Hotline


The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The Trafficking Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases. 1-888-373-7888

National Institute of Mental Health


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Call 1-866-615-6464

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), The Crisis Text Line is: 988.

Neurocritical Care Society


The Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) is proud to represent multi-disciplinary teams of neurocritical care providers around the world whose mission is to improve outcomes for patients with life-threatening neurological illnesses. Comprised of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, researchers and scientists, the neurocritical care team serves patients with life-threatening brain and spinal cord emergencies and injuries, using training in areas like advanced brain and nervous system monitoring and pharmacotherapy, with one goal — to bring their collective knowledge to drive the best possible outcomes.

Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities


OPM is uniquely positioned to help rebuild, empower, and support the federal workforce over the next four years.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don’t go away over time, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Visit this website from Mental Health America to find out about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a family member who may be suffering from PTSD.

Rehabilitation Services Administration


The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) provides leadership and resources to assist state and other agencies in providing vocational rehabilitation and other services to individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence, and integration into the community and the competitive labor market. RSA is a component of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) within the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of OSERS is to improve early childhood, educational, and employment outcomes and raise expectations for all people with disabilities, their families, their communities, and the nation. OSERS’ vision is that all Americans with disabilities will live and thrive with their disabilities in their own communities.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)


This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit www.samhsa.gov/

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly


The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly is dedicated to improving the quality of life for victims of spinal cord injury (SCI). It provides funding for SCI individuals to help with educational, physical, or medical needs. It is also committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injury. Visit the website to find out more information and how get involved

Tri-State Advocacy Project


The Tri-State Advocacy Project is composed of advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury. They help families navigate the process of working with health insurance, applying for government benefits, and seeking out other community resources. Click the link to see how the Tri-State Advocacy Project could help your family. 1.877.774.6380 1.888.454.0345 Evenings and weekends [email protected]

United Spinal Association


United Spinal Association is dedicated to empowering people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, to live successful and fulfilling lives.

VictimConnect Resource Center


VictimConnect Resource Center (VCRC) is a weekday phone, chat, and text-based referral helpline operated by the National Center for Victims of Crime. Services are available for all victims of crime in the United States and its territories. Visitors to the hotline receive strength-based and trauma-informed services and referrals in over 200 languages. 1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)

Youth Violence Prevention Resources


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research and specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Youth violence is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. Youth Violence Prevention efforts should aim to reduce factors that place youth at risk for perpetrating violence, and promote factors that protect youth at risk for violence. Many prevention tools have been developed and implemented; many of these prevention programs and strategies have been evaluated, and found to be effective at preventing violence and related behaviors among youth. 1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348

Child Help


The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. 1-800- 4-A-Child (1-800- 422-4453)

Child Mind Institute


The Child Mind Institute was created to transform the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need. We’ve become the leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health by providing gold-standard evidence-based care, delivering educational resources to millions of families each year, training educators in underserved communities, and developing tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments.

Coalition to Support Grieving Students


The Coalition’s purpose is to create and share a set of industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students. They provide education and resources to help support students in response to the death of a loved one, school violence/shootings, etc. 1-877-536-2722

National Alliance for Grieving Children


The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network to promote best practices, education, and critical resources to support the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families. 1-866-432-1542 [email protected]

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB)


The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is dedicated to helping schools support their students through crisis and loss. They assist schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad cope in the aftermath of tragedy in helping to support resilience after crisis and traumatic events

National Child Traumatic Stress Network


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This network provides resources and education about Trauma-Informed Care and how trauma impacts children and families.

Phoenix Society—Resources for Parents and Children


The Phoenix Society is a strong voice for burn survivors, their families, and their caretakers—advocating that healing is life-long process. They focus on information and resources for families of survivors in recovery.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide


Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is dedicated to increasing awareness, saving lives and reducing the stigma of suicide through specialized training programs and resources that empower teens, parents and educational leaders with the skills needed to help youth build a life of resiliency.

The Trevor Project


Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Teen Line


Teen Line is an anonymous, nonjudgmental space for youth. Through our hotline, teens can access personal peer-to-peer support from highly trained teens supervised by adult mental health professionals. Our work extends to providing outreach and support to schools and other youth organizations. Call 1-800-852-8336 or Text “TEEN” to 839863



Understood is a combined effort from 15 nonprofit organizations that have joined together to support parents of children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. They provide information and resources to help parents to help their children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. The professionals who advise parents on Understood include educators, learning and attention specialists, physicians, psychologists, lawyers and more. They share a commitment to children with learning and attention issues.

U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)


Find information for children with disabilities and their families who want to explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities

You Can NOT Be Replaced


You Can NOT Be Replaced began in 2012 after the loss of a 7th student to suicide from our local high school. Our goal is to reduce the factors that can contribute to someone in crisis while empowering young people and families to improve relationships, communication, and trust.



This is a U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

Next Steps Program. Managing Life after Trauma.


SmileUWokeUp, Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness.


Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado


Here is a list of support groups offered in Northern Colorado for individuals with brain injury, their family and friends, medical professionals, and other interested parties. The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC) assists with facilitation and operation of these groups. Zach Hudson is the BIAC Statewide Support Group Coordinator; email [email protected] and telephone 303-355-9969.

Trauma Resilience & Recovery Program


The Trauma Resilience & Recovery Program is a resource for people who have experienced traumatic injury. Since 2015, we’ve been working with physical injury survivors and their families to overcome emotional challenges that can arise after injury, like posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. We work with patients, families, and trauma centers to advocate for emotional health recovery and provide solutions to treat posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and related conditions after serious injury.