Thornton, CO – North Suburban Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Kara Godwin to Director of Trauma Services.

Previously, Godwin was Director of Trauma Services at TriStar Horizon, an HCA Facility where she had been employed for more than 13 years. Godwin is a Registered Nurse.

She received her License Practical Nurse at Tennessee Technology Center of Dickson and then finished her bachelor’s degree from Belmont University.

“I am confident Kara will be a great fit for our already amazing trauma team at North Suburban,” said Daphne David, President and CEO of North Suburban. “She will hit the ground running and will assist us as we develop a more robust trauma program to serve our community.”

In February 2018 she finished her Master’s in Business Administration.  Her dedication to the field of trauma is concentrated on patient outcomes and injury prevention since trauma is mostly preventable. Kara has two children and is married to a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer. Her family loves being active and the outdoors. They, along with their two dogs were very excited to Colorado for this new opportunity.

Godwin joined North Suburban on January 3, 2019.


About North Suburban Medical Center

North Suburban Medical Center is the highest-quality hospital in north Denver. As a member of the HealthONE family of hospitals, North Suburban is one of just two hospitals in the state of Colorado to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures each of the last five years. In addition, North Suburban is the only hospital in north Denver to receive an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s biannual patient safety ratings the last seven surveys. North Suburban has been honored by the Women’s Choice Awards as one of America’s Best ERs and one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. Licensed for 157 beds, North Suburban is located in Thornton, Colorado, a 10-minute drive from downtown Denver.

About HealthONE

HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE system of care, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes seven hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, CareNow urgent care and occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region. And, as one of the top ten corporate philanthropists in the metro area, HealthONE contributed more than $1.5 million in 2016 and supports over 150 organizations through cash and in-kind donations.