The Emergency Department at Canyon Vista Medical Center is equipped to handle a full range of emergencies 24 hours a day. Canyon Vista Medical Center is the first and only medical center in Cochise County to be designated as a Level III Trauma Center. The designation means Canyon Vista Medical Center has the staff, training, equipment, supplies, and policies to provide trauma care to injured patients and improve outcomes for survival.
The Level III Trauma Center designation, which was made official on May 1, 2015, and has been renewed in 2020, also ensures Canyon Vista Medical Center is continuously working to evaluate and improve on the care that is provided through an established trauma performance improvement process. Canyon Vista Medical Center is focused to provide access to quality health care for Cochise County, Fort Huachuca and our surrounding communities. Designations like this demonstrate our commitment to meeting this goal.
A Level III Trauma Center has demonstrated an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.
Elements of Level III Trauma Centers include:
The goal of the Emergency Department is to provide high-quality medical care in an efficient and caring manner. Emergency nurses are trained in medicine and trauma triage. Our contracted emergency medicine trained physicians and department staff communicate with patients, families, and their primary care physicians. We feature a highly skilled and well-trained emergency staff of nurses and physicians who are certified in a number of emergency care courses such as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) from the Emergency Nurses Association.
We have the capability to see you and evaluate you for whatever medical emergency you are having and can direct you to the appropriate treatment area is further treatment is needed.