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    • February 5, 2013
    • Call, Push, Shock: Starting Hearts Raises Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    • On Valentine's Day 2007, Lynn Blake was embarking on a new job in Vail Village when she had a rude awakening. The 27-year-old suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately for her, someone trained in CPR stepped forward and kept her heart beating until emergency personnel arrived with a defibrillator.If someone dropped in front of you unconscious, with no notable pulse, would you know what to do? Some 325,000 people die every year of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the United States. And, contrary ... MORE →
    • February 2, 2013
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Installs New CT Scanner

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art CT scanner, the Toshiba Aquilion Premium, and was the first in the state to install this machine. CT scans on the new machine are completed faster than on traditional CT scanners and reduces the amount of radiation needed to obtain high quality diagnostic images.“At Vail Valley Medical Center, patient safety is our No. 1 priority. We upgraded our CT scanner because it is an advanced CT system which offers ou... MORE →
    • January 28, 2013
    • A Woman With Mountains to Climb

    • Of all the world's aerospace engineers, Meghan Buchanan loves snowboarding the most.She was laughing, smiling and loving the powder on Windows in Vail's Sunup Bowl on Feb. 6, 2011, an epic day.“This is what life is about!” Buchanan, 38, shouted to her friends as they took another powder run.Everything changed in an instant. Buchanan said she was snowboarding at about 35mph when she hit a fallen tree, buried under about four feet of new snow.She broke the head off her left femur bone, twisting it... 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 →
    • 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 25, 2012
    • Fantastic Care at Vail Valley Medical Center

    • Recently, I had an extended stay at Vail Valley Medical Center. I can't say enough about the extraordinary care provided by Mountain Surgical Associates.The nursing and care tech staff were proficient, patient and thoroughly professional. Nobody, not even the maintenance crew, left my room without asking if there was anything else they could do for me.The doctors didn't let me eat much, but what I did have was quite good. Thanks to all for the world-class care I received.Carole Onderdonk Gypsu... MORE →
    • December 24, 2012
    • Eagle Doc Expands His Eye Care Service

    • Eye Center of the Rockies recently moved to 232 Broadway after four years in Eagle Ranch.“We didn't have enough room for optical (glasses),” said . “We're more full service now that we have this bigger place. We used to refer patients to local optometrists to get their glasses. Now we're a one-stop shop.”Ehrlich is an ophthalmologist, which is different from an optometrist.“People often don't know the difference — an ophthalmologist is able to treat diseases and do surgery in addition to everyth... 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 →
    • 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 →