Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
|Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center|
|Location||990 Bannock Street, Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Hospital type||Poison Control Center|
|Website||Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center|
|Lists||Hospitals in Colorado|
In 1956 Dr. Winona Campbell, a pediatrician at Denver Health, founded the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in a small closet of the pediatrics ward at Denver Health. Under her leadership, pediatricians on duty managed the calls using reference books and filing cards. With a budget of $9,000, the center answered 1,194 calls during its first year of operation.
Today, the RMPDC has grown to a 24-hours-a day, 365-days-a-year, call center managing nearly 400,000 cases each year. With a staff of 160 employees, the RMPDC is the primary resource for worried parents and others throughout all of Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Hawaii and Southern Nevada.
- "Obituaries: Winona Campbell". Silver and Gold Record. December 5, 2002.
- "Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center: 50 Years of Saving Lives with Answers". 2005.