Denver, Colo, July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Denver Health will be hosting a dedication ceremony today to celebrate the formal renaming of our Level 1 Trauma Center to the Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center, in recognition of Ernest E. ‘Gene’ Moore, M.D.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock shares in the excitement of this announcement. “Having grown up here in Denver, I know that Denver Health has a long history of providing our residents with some of the most advanced trauma care,” Hancock said. “The people of Denver and the patients of Denver Health are fortunate to have Dr. Moore and the Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center available to those who need it.”
Since the opening of Denver Health in 1860, the trauma center has remained a pioneer in trauma care. Under the leadership of Dr. Moore, the former Denver Health Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center has become nationally and internationally recognized for innovative care of the injured patient.
“Dr. Moore began at Denver Health in 1976. Over the course of his career he literally wrote the book on trauma, co-authoring and editing the textbook Trauma and the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery,” said Robin Wittenstein, Ed.D., FACHE, chief executive officer of Denver Health. “He has become an internationally recognized leader and innovator in the field of trauma surgery. Dr. Moore possesses the unique ability to combine cutting-edge trauma surgery, dedication to trauma care and research, and compassion for patients. These are just a few of the many reasons why the newly renamed Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center at Denver Health remains one of the most successful trauma centers in the country.”
The Level 1 Trauma Center at Denver Health treats more than 18,000 patients annually, admitting more than 2,700 trauma patients each year and receiving transfers from more than 60 regional hospitals across six states. We are proud to now bear the name of Dr. Ernest E. Moore on the trauma center which he helped shape and develop into a world-class facility.
About Denver Health
Denver Health is the safety net hospital for the Denver area. The Denver Health system, which integrates acute and emergency care with public and community health, includes the Level 1 Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, Denver Health Paramedic Division, nine family health centers, 17 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, NurseLine, Denver CARES, Denver Public Health, the Denver Health Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics.
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