News

    • July 30, 2012
    • 'We're Off to the Races Now,' Developer Says

    • We know a lot about the town of Vail's plans for a new municipal building. We're about to learn a lot more about plans for the structure that will be next door. The whole idea of redeveloping the municipal building property started when officials from the Vail Valley Medical Center and doctors from The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute proposed a new office building on the western part of the land. Negotiations started, studies were done, and meetings public and ... MORE →
    • July 30, 2012
    • Vail Hospital To Take Over Howard Head

    • Vail Valley Medical Center will take over management of the Howard Head Sports Medicine clinics later this year. Proaxis Vail LLC, which had for several years managed the operations at Howard Head, will end its role Oct. 31. Vail Valley Medical Center has owned Howard Head Sports Medicine since it was founded by a donation from Head in 1986. The medical center owns the facilities and equipment, and handles billing services for Howard Head's patients in Eagle and Summit counties. Vail Valley... MORE →
    • July 20, 2012
    • VVMC Named to ‘Best Hospitals in Colorado’

    • Vail Valley Medical Center was recently named one of the "Best Hospitals in Colorado" by US News & World Report. VVMC was the only mountain hospital to earn this designation and scored high in many categories including patient safety and commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. According to US News & World Report, of the 100 hospitals in the state of Colorado, only 17 were honored with the distinction of 'Best Hospitals in Colorado'. VVMC was also honored with the designat... MORE →
    • 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 →