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    • 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 5, 2012
    • You Age If You Slow Down

    • At age 72, John Dunn said the Vail Valley has to be one of the best places in the world to stay healthy and active. He and his wife, Karen, have been living in the valley for more than 30 years. John started running in his 30s and has continued ever since but began incorporating strength training into his fitness regimen about five years ago. "I agree with whoever said you don't need to slow down as you age," Dunn said. "You age if you slow down." John is registered for the Philadelphia Mara... 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 24, 2012
    • Dr. Richard Steadman Honored with the Richard O' Connor Research Award at the AANA 31st Annual Meeting

    • Dr. J. Richard Steadman, Founder and Managing Partner of The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado and Founder/Chairman of the Board for The Steadman Philippon Research Institute, was recently honored with the Richard O'Connor Research Award. Dr. Steadman, internationally known for his work as an orthopedic knee surgeon, received the award for the research paper titled "Ten Year Survivorship Following Knee Arthroscopy in Patients with Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis of the Knee".... 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 →
    • May 15, 2012
    • Shaw Center Teaches Kids About Sunscreen

    • You can't start too early when it comes to teaching kids about the importance of using sunscreen. This month, a team from the Shaw Regional Cancer is performing sun-safety programs for 1,000 area preschoolers, kindergartners and first-graders in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The 20-minute program, which features Blizzard the SunGuard Dog, includes a skit, sun-safety games, songs and a strong message to sun guard your skin with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and shade. The star of the show, ... MORE →
    • May 15, 2012
    • Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Donates Money to Shaw Regional Cancer Center

    • When Vail-Summit Orthopaedics EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) PJ Bevan had a young male patient recently request a pink cast to honor his mom, a breast cancer survivor, he was touched, to say the least. It also sparked an idea. "I thought it would be fun to inspire others to do the same," Bevan said. "And then I realized this would be a great time of year to host a fundraising campaign since we put on so many casts over Spring Break due to ski injuries." With that, Bevan and Vail-Summit Or... 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 →