News

    • April 10, 2012
    • Patient Compares Test Costs

    • Thanks Patti Sills for the following editorial in the Vail Daily on April 10, 2012. It's important for patients to be active in deciding where to get their care, and we are very proud that Vail Valley Medical Center is so competitively priced! When was the last time you bought a car without even looking at the price tag? Or signed a mortgage having never looked at the house or the cost? Never. But for most Americans, that's exactly what we do each time we walk into a doctor's office for a routi... MORE →
    • April 3, 2012
    • The Ins and Outs of Hormone Replacement Therapy

    • Hot flash! Bone density! Hormones! The changes in estrogen levels in women going through menopause have interested doctors and patients for nearly a century. Synthetic estrogen was developed in the 1920s, and by the mid-1930s it was being used to relieve menopausal symptoms. In the mid-1960s, the book "Feminine Forever" touted the use of synthetic estrogen as a way to maintain youth and femininity. The book greatly increased the demand for hormone replacement therapy. In recent years much resea... MORE →
    • April 3, 2012
    • The Ins and Outs of Hormone Replacement Therapy

    • Hot flash! Bone density! Hormones! The changes in estrogen levels in women going through menopause have interested doctors and patients for nearly a century. Synthetic estrogen was developed in the 1920s, and by the mid-1930s it was being used to relieve menopausal symptoms. In the mid-1960s, the book "Feminine Forever" touted the use of synthetic estrogen as a way to maintain youth and femininity. The book greatly increased the demand for hormone replacement therapy. In recent years much resea... MORE →
    • March 18, 2012
    • Thanks For Supporting Pink Vail

    • On March 3, our community rallied around Pink Vail. There were over 700 registered participants skiing and snowboarding on a pinkified Vail Mountain, many donning their best pink costumes. But the day was much more than just an ordinary ski day for many. It was a way to honor the strong women in our lives who have fought breast cancer. Pink Vail was also a reason to raise funds, and our community did just that. Over 1,900 donors raised nearly $180,000 to support programs and resources at Sh... MORE →
    • March 3, 2012
    • Celebration In Pink

    • On March 3, 2011, Lisa Middlebrook got the devastating news that she had breast cancer. After a trying year of treatment and recovery, and exactly one year after her diagnosis, Middlebrook skied at Pink Vail to help support the Shaw Cancer Center. The past year was the toughest of her life - undergoing a double mastectomy, four rounds of chemotherapy, 26 radiation treatments, losing her hair and missing out on traveling to visit family. But according to Middlebrook, getting cancer gave her a ... MORE →
    • February 9, 2012
    • Vail Valley Medical Center CEO: Health Reform Will Create Problems

    • Vail Valley Medical Center's top executive Wednesday said the center is in strong financial condition, and will stay independent. But, she added, national health care reform is creating a host of new, and expensive, potential problems in the near future. Medical center CEO Doris Kirchner made those remarks Wednesday in an annual "state of the medical center" address at the Sonnenalp in Vail. The address will be repeated Feb. 16 in Gypsum. Kirchner gave an overview of the hospital's philosop... MORE →
    • February 2, 2012
    • Behind the Scenes at Shaw Regional Cancer Center

    • The Shaw Regional Cancer Center is one of the most visible landmarks in Edwards. But aside from patients, not many people get to see how the place operates. In an effort to give the general public a better look at how the local cancer treatment facility works, people at Vail Valley Medical Center lead occasional tours of the Shaw Center. This week, Dr. Jack Eck, one of the people responsible for the center's existence, led a small group around the clinic, from the treatment rooms to the pharm... MORE →
    • January 16, 2012
    • Addition Of Medical Helicopter In Vail A Huge Help

    • The following news clip and article were published on CBS Denver.com on January 16, 2012.   The death of a skier at Silverton Mountain Ski Resort on Saturday is a reminder that skiing can be dangerous and January is Ski Safety Month across the nation. Beaver Creek held a one-of-a-kind demonstration on ski safety on Sunday. Some people were shocked when medical helicopter landed right in the middle of Beaver Creek. "You don't see a helicopter land in the middle of a mountain every day,"... MORE →
    • December 30, 2011
    • Request Medical Records

    • I'm writing this letter to convey my heartfelt and most sincere thanks to all of the people that are responsible for my current good health and successful battle against cancer. I feel confident that due to all of the help you gave me that in the future I will be able to enjoy all of the activities I've enjoyed in the past. First of all, if it wasn't for my good friend Buz Didier taking me to the Vail Valley Medical Center, I wouldn't be here writing this. Thanks, Buz Man! During my three wee... MORE →