Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center

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Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Geography
Location 990 Bannock Street, Denver, Colorado, United States
Organization
Hospital type Poison Control Center
Links
Website Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Lists Hospitals in Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center is a division of Denver Health Medical Center, an integrated health care organization based in Denver.

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.[1] 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.[2]

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Coordinates: 39°43′54″N 104°59′24″W / 39.7317°N 104.9899°W / 39.7317; -104.9899