emergency & trauma

Quality Care

Our goal at The Memorial Hospital at Craig Emergency Department 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.

When Seconds Count

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.

Is it an Emergency?

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

• Chest or Upper abdominal pain or pressure

• Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness

• Changes in vision

• Confusion or changes in mental status

• Any sudden or severe pain

• Uncontrolled bleeding

• Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea

• Coughing or vomiting blood

• Suicidal feelings

• Difficulty speaking

• Unusual abdominal pain


If you think your medical condition or your child’s is life-threatening or the condition will worsen on the way to the hospital, call 911.

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.


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.

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


The Memorial Hospital

750 Hospital Loop, Craig, CO 81625

Phone: 970-824-9411

Fax: 970-824-2235

What Our Patients Say

"Very good service and on top of everything. Very friendly staff."