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    • March 13, 2013
    • Pink Vail Biggest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer, Support Shaw Center

    • It was tough to be a person who hates pink this past weekend in Vail, because the town — still whooping it up for its 50th anniversary — was pretty much that hue from one end to the other in the form of flamingos, boas, tutus and other very pink items (a pink gorilla suit!), all displayed by the more than 1,300 participants in the second annual Pink Vail fundraiser for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.A service of Vail Valley Medical Center, Shaw does everything from diagnostics to the... MORE →
    • March 12, 2013
    • Vail's 50th: A Conversation with Dr. Jack Eck

    • After 41 years, Dr. Jack Eck will be hanging up his red coat with the white cross for the final time this season as he turns over his reins as medical advisor to the Vail Ski Patrol to Dr. Reginald Franciose.“This is my last year. I’m turning it over to Dr. Franciose,” said Eck, one of Vail’s first doctors and the current director of development at the Vail Valley Medical Center. “This is my 41st year I’ve been [ski patrol’s] medical advisor, medical director, and we’re transitioning. I’m 70 yea... MORE →
    • March 10, 2013
    • Pink Vail Fights Cancer

    • The color pink permeated Vail and Lionshead villages March 9. Some wore plastic flamingos on their heads, some wore pink tutus and one man even wore a pink gorilla suit.They did it all for cancer in a collective effort to raise more than $250,000 for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center's survivorship program, the Spirit of Survival. As of 11:30 a.m., survivorship services coordinator Margaret Brammer said the goal had either almost been met or already exceeded.Brammer was part of the Shaw's Cookin' ... MORE →
    • March 4, 2013
    • Pink Vail: A Bright Hue for Hope

    • If you spend time on Vail mountain this Saturday, expect to see a lot of pink. Pink Vail, a one-day on-mountain fundraiser to support Shaw Regional Cancer Center's new survivorship program, will return for its second year Saturday. Skiers and riders participate in teams or as individuals to raise money for the event, and wearing pink is highly encouraged, if not mandatory.Support for survivorsCharla Blizzard participated in the event last year and understands first-hand how the funds raised at P... MORE →
    • February 25, 2013
    • Trista Sutter's Only Ski Day: Pink Vail

    • Trista Sutter is writing a book, the title of which not surprisingly begins with, “Happily Ever After...” Her romance indeed played out in fairytale fashion on TV, when Vail firefighter Ryan Sutter won the heart of Bachelorette Trista in 2003, and Eagle County cheered them on. Their marriage was a highly publicized event (with more than 26 million viewers tuning in to watch the nuptials), and today they both embrace Vail as home along with their two adorable children.On March 9th, when Pink Vail... MORE →
    • January 29, 2013
    • Pink Vail Returns March 9

    • On March 9, Vail Mountain welcomes hundreds of skiers and riders decked out in their finest pink apparel. These everyday athletes will gather in Vail for a one-day on-mountain event to raise awareness and funds in support of Shaw Regional Cancer Center's new survivorship program. One of the country's premier boutique cancer treatment facilities, Shaw's physicians and cancer specialists provide an innovative, holistic approach that empowers cancer patients to become cancer survivors. Pink Vail re... MORE →
    • January 17, 2013
    • Medical Center CEO Talks About Future Plans

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is poised for some big steps in the near future.Speaking at an annual luncheon Wednesday at the Sonnenalp, medical center CEO Doris Kirchner talked about the center's recent achievements and future plans. Those plans no longer include working with the Steadman Clinic and its associated business on a joint project with the town of Vail. The Steadman Clinic pulled out of that project in November, essentially scuttling a plan to build a new medical office building and new... MORE →
    • January 15, 2013
    • Shaw Dietician Weighs in on Juice Cleanses

    • Some of us can't go more than a few hours without eating. Others are willing to try just the opposite, a “juice cleanse” that can last a few days or even an entire month. Cleansing has been a part of healthy eating and living for decades, but recently juice cleanses have risen in popularity due to the availability of high-quality juicers, documentaries on the subject such as “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” and celebrities who endorse or run their own juice cleansing companies.Those who regularly ... MORE →
    • December 27, 2012
    • VVMC Names New VP of Development

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the addition of Stephanie Spence, JD, LL.M to serve as the senior vice president of development. “Stephanie brings over 14 years of nonprofit campaign design and leadership experience to VVMC and has a proven track record in team building and community engagement,” said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center.  “VVMC has grown to become one the most advanced medical centers in any mountain community and much of that is credite... MORE →
    • December 20, 2012
    • Drs. Hackett, Miranda & Hardenbergh Honored with Physician Awards

    • Vail Valley Medical Center honored the 2012 winners of the Physician of the Year, Rising Star and the Clinical Excellence awards to Dr. Thomas Hackett, Dr. Gregory Miranda and Dr. Patricia Hardenbergh, respectively. A special recognition was also given to Dr. Paul Corcoran, local dentist, as well. The awards were presented at an annual ceremony earlier this month in Edwards by Vail Valley Medical Center President and CEO Doris Kirchner, President of the VVMC Medical Staff Dr. Jamie Gray and Vai... MORE →