Awards & Accreditations

AccreditationsAt VVMC, we strive to always improve the quality of care we provide to our patients and continue to be recognized for our patients' positive experiences. Vail Valley Medical Center is hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that aims to continuously improve health care for the public.

Following is a list of additional hospital awards and accreditations Vail Valley Medical Center has recently received.

Vail Valley Medical Center

  • Level 3 Trauma Center designation by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Vail Valley Partnership 2010-2011 Corporate Citizenship Award


  • MRI - American College of Radiology Accreditation
  • PET Scanner at Shaw Regional Cancer Center - American College of Radiology Accreditation
  • PET Scanner at VVMC - American College of Radiology Accreditation
  • AVATAR Best Practice Award - Ultrasound
  • AVATAR Best Practice Award - CT and Diagnostic Imaging
  • AVATAR Innovation Award - CT and Imaging Reception Area
  • AVATAR Innovation Award - MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine - American College of Radiology Accreditation

Heart & Lungs
Cardiopulmonary - CAP Accreditation American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification

College of American Pathologists accreditation - VVMC laboratory
COLA Accreditation
- Edwards laboratory and Gypsum Urgent Care laboratory

2015 Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

Shaw Regional Cancer Center
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Breast Center of Excellence SealSonnenalp Breast Center
Sonnenalp Breast Center is an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for receiving accreditation in all the following areas:

  • Mammography
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast Ultrasound Biopsy

Compliant with The Mammography Quality Standards Act