Regional Trauma Nurse Coordinator of the Year Award Goes to Delta Hospital Nurse

Delta, CO (August 12, 2020) – Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) announced today that Jillian Emmons, Trauma Coordinator in the DCMH Emergency Department, received the Trauma Nurse Coordinator of the Year Award from the Western Regional EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (WRETAC).

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Western Region EMS and Trauma Advisory Council for being Trauma Nurse of the Year,” said Emmons. “I was surprised but I am also thankful to have worked alongside this council for the last two years. The Council and the Western Slope Trauma Collaborative have been a tremendous help in shaping me into the Trauma Nurse Coordinator that I am today.”

The WRETAC promotes emergency medical and trauma care for patients in the counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel in Western Colorado. Their mission is to promote, foster and support cooperative organization of emergency medical and trauma services in the region and state of Colorado.

“Jillian’s expertise has prompted quality care for the trauma patients DCMH serves,” said Merri Brennecke, Manager for the DCMH Emergency Department. “She acts as a liaison for patients, families, physicians, and clinical staff. Jillian is a driving force in keeping DCMH a Level IV Trauma Center.”

Emmons’ role in the WRETAC includes participating in meetings and continuing the education and trainings necessary to provide exceptional care to trauma patients at DCMH. Emmons also plays an instrumental role in leading the annual Trauma Conference that DCMH has provided to local hospitals for the past 12 years.

“Jillian enhances the education and development of trauma services by actively participating in caring for trauma patients,” said Brennecke, “and her receiving this award is a true acknowledgement of her dedication to trauma services and high standards of patient care that we have at Delta Hospital.”


About Delta County Memorial Hospital – Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) is a non-profit, community hospital whose mission is to be the people’s first choice for accessible, high-quality health services and to enhance the well-being of those we serve. Currently, DCMH is the largest employer in Delta County with over 600 employees. DCMH is a 49 bed and ten clinic hospital system located in beautiful southwestern Colorado. Established in 1913, DCMH has been serving the region for over 100 years.

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