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    • December 20, 2012
    • VVMC Now Offers Pharmacy Delivery

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce a new prescription delivery service. Delivery is now available from the Eagle Valley Pharmacy in the Vail Village and the Edwards Pharmacy during regular business hours, including weekends and holidays. “The service is for the convenience of our patients, both locals and our visiting guests,” said Stu Read, Pharmacy director at Vail Valley Medical Center.  Deliveries can be made to a hotel front desk or concierge, as well as homes and businesse... MORE →
    • December 18, 2012
    • Vail Mountain Hosts World’s Largest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer

    • On March 9, 2013, Vail Mountain will welcome 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.  Pink Vail returns to Vail Mountain on Saturday, March 9, as the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer.Pink Vail is a participation-based fundraising event similar to a run or walk to support a cause – in ... MORE →
    • December 13, 2012
    • Great Support for Pretty in Pink

    • Throughout October local salons, spas, restaurants and even the Eagle River firefighters rallied to raise awareness for breast cancer and Shaw Regional Cancer Center, a service of Vail Valley Medical Center.Not only did these groups help flood the valley with pink to raise awareness, but over $13,000 was donated to help patients receive diagnostic testing who couldn't afford it otherwise.Pretty In Pink was another strong example of our community's compassion and caring — traits that our cancer c... MORE →
    • December 12, 2012
    • Vail Hosts Pink Vail, a Ski Event to Benefit Cancer Fighters and Survivors

    • Following a successful inaugural event last year, Pink Vail returns to Vail Mountain for another ski day to conquer cancer. On March 9, 2013, skiing and riding participants decked out in pink will flock to Vail with their pledges and sponsorships to ski Vail Mountain for the one-day event. They may join as individuals or as members of a team. This is the perfect event for skiers and riders who want to support the fight against cancer. It’s billed as “The World’s Largest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer... MORE →
    • December 9, 2012
    • Letter to the Editor From a Grateful Shaw Patient

    • “How was your visit to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center for treatment?” a good friend asked. “Wonderful!” I replied. “I love going over there!” “You're weird,” she said.Maybe, but I have genuinely loved my seven months of traveling to Edwards for chemo and radiation treatments. Each time it was like a mini vacation, slipping into a different reality where nothing but love existed. I know that sounds sappy, but it's the only way I can describe my experience — a reality of genuine warmth and care a... MORE →
    • December 6, 2012
    • Cycle-A-Thon for Jack's Place Raises $2,500

    • 74 cyclists rode to raise more than $2,500 for Jack's Place at the fourth annual Cycle-a-Thon held in November at the Gypsum Recreation Center! Funds raised will help underwrite the operations of the cancer caring house.Big thanks to event organizer, Amy Klunzinger, and to all who participated! Kudoes to Leonard Sandoval, who rode the entire eight hours, and Peach Duty and Rebecca Cross, who rode seven hours each - wow!Thank you to prize sponsors, including Marriott Vail, Vail Sports, Bol Vail, ... MORE →
    • November 6, 2012
    • Cycle-A-Thon Benefits Jack's Place

    • The Gypsum Recreation Center will be the site of a day-long cycle-a-thon on Saturday to raise funds for Jack's Place at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards. The event, now in its fourth year, is being organized by fitness instructor-personal trainer Amy Klunzinger to draw attention to her passion for fitness, health and helping others. Saturday's cycle-a-thon will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person for the day. All proceeds benefit Jack's Place, which provid... MORE →
    • November 2, 2012
    • Breast Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    • As the Sonnenalp Breast Center marks its 10th anniversary, the Center looks back on an amazing journey from a mere vision in Rosana Faessler’s eye to a top-notch, state-of-the-art Breast Center of Excellence.“I’m really proud of what we’ve accomplished in the past 10 years,” states Dr. Janice Ugale, foremost breast radiologist for the Breast Center. “We started the center 10 years ago, with a digital mammography unit. It was the first digital mammography unit in the mountains.”Yet, even more imp... MORE →
    • November 2, 2012
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Brings Home Five Gold Leaf Awards

    • Vail Valley Medical Center’s marketing team brought five awards home to Vail from the 2012 Gold Leaf Award ceremony on October 18th in Denver. In their first year entering the competition, the team, consisting of director of marketing Michael Holton, communications and publications manager Lindsay Warner, online marketing manager Emily Tamberino, special events manager Christine Albertson, videographer/photographer Kevin Heinz and physician liaison Byron Morris, were “pleasantly surprised and gr... MORE →
    • October 30, 2012
    • VVMC Appoints New VP of Human Resources

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the addition of Rick Smith to serve as the senior vice president of human resources. “Rick brings over 30 years of experience and leadership skills to VVMC and has proven to build robust, team-oriented work cultures,” said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. “As one of the largest employers in Eagle County, we are excited to add Rick to our team and have him lead our extensive HR efforts.” Smith has over three decades of ... MORE →