We recognize that emergencies are often stressful situations. That’s why we take pride in ensuring your visit to the Emergency room at Banner McKee Medical Center goes as smoothly as possible. Our Emergency department is designed so you can receive care as quickly as possible.
The triage process helps determine the severity of the patient’s condition to assure that the most urgent patients are seen by a health care provider first. As in most hospital emergency rooms across the country, patients receive treatment based on the severity of their emergency, not the order of arrival.
Communication plays a key role in your successful treatment in the Emergency department. Language and interpretive services are available at all Banner facilities; please ask your nurse or Emergency department receptionist about them.
At Banner McKee Medical Center, we have elected to participate in the Colorado ALTO Project, a program that aims to reduce the administration of opioids in Colorado emergency departments. The goal is to help patients improve pain management, return them to a maximum level of function and independence and ultimately, restore their quality of life. Our hospital and clinicians are committed to understand and individually treat patients’ physical and emotional symptoms of pain.