Vail Hospital Opens New Patient Resource Center
Vail Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of the new Patient Resource Center - Kimberly's Corner. The new center, named in honor Kimberly Linn McDonald, was created to serve as a place of respite and resource for patients, guests and staff. The resource center is home to computers, patient resource books, magazines and brochures in a relaxing environment.
The corner, located in the atrium of the main hospital in Vail, is a part of Vail Valley Medical Center's continued commitment to provide safe, quality patient care.
"We recognize how busy our patients and their families are and want to support them in finding the resources they need for their healthcare," said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center.
The model for patients and their care is changing. Medical centers around the country are incorporating patient resource centers and providing places like Kimberly's Corner to have a quiet place, away from the hustle and bustle of the hospital, they can come and get a little bit of respite.
Kimberly's Corner is named in honor of Vail teen, Kimberly Linn McDonald, who lost her life to medical complications in November 2000. She served as a Vail Valley Medical Junior Volunteer, Colorado State High School Ambassador in Washington, D.C., Vail Rotary Ambassador in Italy and was a valued member of the Nordic Ski team and Speech & Debate team.
The Kimberly Linn McDonald Foundation was created in her honor to keep her spirit of giving alive. The foundation provides student scholarships and patient safety education.