News

    • July 20, 2012
    • Living Lean at Vail Valley Medical Center

    • The following article was published in Colorado Healthcare News in July 2012. My facility, Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC and entities), was faced with the unique challenge of covering a 60 square mile territory when supplying 15 distribution sites in Eagle County (The Vail Valley), Colorado. Our primary distributor, Professional Hospital Supply (PHS), was located in Denver and provided bulk deliveries to the VVMC Gypsum warehouse located 40 miles from the main campus. When I arrived at VVM... MORE →
    • July 12, 2012
    • Camp 911 Combines Fun, Education

    • The following article was printed in the Vail Daily on Thursday, July 12, 2012. The seat-belt convincer was living up to its name - showing local kids the potential dangers in even a 5 mph crash. Colorado State Patrol troopers brought the convincer to Avon Wednesday as part of Camp 911, an annual day camp for kids with a different kind of educational purpose. "We started the camp because kids between 9 and 11 are just starting to do things without adult supervision," said Cathy Dulac of the ... MORE →
    • July 3, 2012
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Kids Adventure Race

    • The Vail Recreation District (VRD) announced Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) will be joining in as presenting sponsor of the 2012 Vail Kids Adventure Race. Vail's premier race for children ages six to 12 features mountain biking, hiking, ziplines, a Tarzan rope, Slope-n-Slide, tubing and more and has been hugely popular. Spots in the third annual KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race on Aug. 11-12 are rapidly filling, and the pre-event skills workshops, new this year, are already full with wait lists.... MORE →
    • July 2, 2012
    • Vail Valley Hikes & Bikes

    • Mother Nature is very, very good to the Vail Valley. Not only is it surrounded by the jagged and beautiful Rockies, there are a host of trails snaking through the peaks and valleys of those very mountains. From Eagle to East Vail, there are many options for those wanting to cruise through the hills on foot or on two wheels. Here’s our well-researched top 5. Vail Valley Hikes For more information on local hikes or for directions to the trailhead, call the U.S. Forest Service at 970.827.5715. Go... MORE →
    • June 15, 2012
    • VVMC Earns Accreditation

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The medical center recently underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey, during which they were praised in many categories including surgical team communication, exceptional facility maintenance, and resource and patient management. A team of Joint Commission exp... MORE →
    • June 11, 2012
    • Helping Out

    • Nearly 25 years ago, the Vail Valley started to fill with a new kind of resident – people coming to Eagle County looking for work. The people who came to this valley found jobs in lodges, restaurants and the construction industry. But many of those people didn’t have insurance or were underinsured. This lack of insurance meant a lot of people ended up in the Vail Valley Medical Center emergency department for ailments as minor as the flu (which is still something you don’t want to neglect). Expe... MORE →
    • June 1, 2012
    • Family Values: The Women & Children's Center Encourages Bonding Between Parents & Their New Babies

    • As generations of families have continued to sink roots in the Vail Valley, the local birthing center has maintained a high standard of personalized care for the community. The Women and Children’s Center at Vail Valley Medical Center has developed a pediatric hospital-based program within a state-of-the-art facility, making it an ideal place to go for obstetric and neonatal care. “The emphasis of the program is on very high quality care of newborns,” said Dr. Jeff Brown, pediatric hospitalist... MORE →
    • May 23, 2012
    • Exercise Prepares Responders For Big Wildfire

    • The following article was published in the Vail Daily on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. VVMC brought 12 representatives from various areas of the hospital to the disaster drill to learn what their roles would be in case of a major wildfire. On Tuesday, Eagle River Fire Protection District firefighters were knocking on homeowners' doors and handing out faux-evacuation fliers as part of an emergency simulation conducted across multiple emergency agencies in Eagle County. They were participating in an... MORE →
    • April 24, 2012
    • Medical Records | Vail Valley Medical Center in Vail, Colorado

    • In the U.S., an estimated 250 million pounds of unused medications are improperly disposed of each year. These drugs can be abused by teens, accidentally digested by infants and pets and end up in our landfills and waste water streams. In addition to the adverse environment impacts, leaving unused medications around the house can lead to experimentation and abuse by teens and adults. The Partnership for A Drug-Free America reports that every day there are 2,500 teenagers using a prescription m... MORE →
    • April 18, 2012
    • Vail Hospital Opens New Patient Resource Center

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of the new Patient Resource Center - Kimberly's Corner. The new center, named in honor Kimberly Linn McDonald, was created to serve as a place of respite and resource for patients, guests and staff. The resource center is home to computers, patient resource books, magazines and brochures in a relaxing environment. The corner, located in the atrium of the main hospital in Vail, is a part of Vail Valley Medical Center's continued comm... MORE →