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
    • Vail, CO Orthopedic Hip Surgeon, Dr. Marc Philippon, Performs Hip Surgery, Televised Live, in Northern Italy

    • Dr. Marc Philippon recently visited Parma, Italy where he performed a 4-hour complex hip surgery that was televised live and streamed to a nearby auditorium where a large group of Italian surgeons, medical experts, and high-profile public officials gathered to observe the break-through operation. The surgery, which demonstrated the latest surgical techniques associated with the hip joint, was sponsored by Smith & Nephew and represented a progressive move for the Italian medical industry. Exp... MORE →
    • July 12, 2012
    • Jack’s Place: Celebrating Five Years at Shaw Regional Cancer Center

    • Dr. Patricia Hardenbergh, a prominent radiation oncologist from Duke University, was recruited over ten years ago to join our mountain community and treat patients at Shaw Regional Cancer Center. It wasn't long after she started that a small group of community members took interest and began to meet regularly with Dr. Hardenbergh. They wanted to learn how the community could partner with Shaw and spread the word to other communities of the excellent facilities and treatment options available he... MORE →
    • July 12, 2012
    • Local Restauranteur, John Shipp, Embodies the Generosity of Local Community

    • John Shipp moved around a great deal of his adult life; from Colorado to the West Coast and back again to the Rockies. But, once he decided to make Eagle County his home, he embraced the valley with a passion - not only creating businesses that have become area favorites and raising a family, but also proactively supporting the very things that he believes make this community so great. "My obligation as a business owner is to try to give back to the community," states Shipp, owner of the Dusty... 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 →