Medical Center of the Rockies
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2007)|
|Medical Center of the Rockies|
|Poudre Valley Health System|
|Location||2500 Rocky Mountain Avenue, Loveland, Colorado, Colorado, United States|
|Emergency department||Level II trauma center|
|Lists||Hospitals in Colorado|
Medical Center of the Rockies, located in Loveland, Colorado, is the sister hospital of Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. Both are operated by the Poudre Valley Health System, and Regional West Health Services of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, who is also a co-owner of MCR. The hospital is home to a regional heart center where open heart surgery is performed; a regional neurosciences center that cares for victims of head and back injury, stroke, spinal cord and nervous system diseases, as well as several neurosurgical intensive care beds.
Medical Center of the Rockies opened to patients on Valentine's Day 2007, to relieve crowding in Poudre Valley Hospital, and provide better access to patients from outside of Fort Collins, Larimer County, and even the state of Colorado. Poudre Valley Hospital did not close as a result of the new hospitals opening, but downgraded its trauma center from a state approved level II to an also approved level III and now focuses much more on orthopedic care, and cancer treatment than MCR.
The hospital has 136 licensed beds, all in private rooms that are not separated by curtains. The Hospital operates multiple surgical suites as part of its "Heart Center of the Rockies" that are also used for trauma patients, and others.
The hospital is equipped with two helicopter landing pads and space for 12 ambulances in its heated ambulance bay.
The hospital offers a number of facilities available for use by patients families, including an outdoor courtyard, a chapel, and comfortable facilities for families and relatives that serve as waiting rooms.