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    • July 29, 2014
    • Vail Mountain Commits to Four More Years of Hosting Pink Vail

    • Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, has committed to four more years of support for Pink Vail™, the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer. Pink Vail is scheduled to take place on the following dates: •    Saturday, March 21, 2015•    Saturday, April 2, 2016•    Saturday, March 25, 2017•    Saturday, April 7, 2018“We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have not just any cancer center, but the incredible team, equipment and facilities of the Shaw Regional Cancer ... MORE →
    • July 21, 2014
    • World's Top Knee Surgeons Gathered for First Vail International Complex Knee Symposium

    • Nearly 100 medical professionals from around the world came to the Vail Valley last week to attend one of the world's first conferences based solely on complex knee surgeries. The first annual Vail International Complex Knee Symposium, sponsored by Smith and Nephew and hosted by The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, (SPRI) and Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center was held last Thursday and Friday at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa and SPRI. The symposium was unique in that,... MORE →
    • June 18, 2014
    • What Hurts More Than a Mammogram?

    • We know there’s no substitute for inner beauty. But when it comes to the external variety, women are well schooled in the “no pain, no gain” philosophy. Whether it’s huffing and puffing through a spin class or seeing stars during a bikini wax, beauty takes work. And no small amount of practice, either. So why do so many women put off or avoid getting potentially life-saving mammograms? Discomfort? Awkwardness? Last year, breast cancer survivor Geralyn Lucas visited Vail as the featured speaker... MORE →
    • June 13, 2014
    • Oh My Aching Head!

    • Anyone with a bad headache is likely mumbling the same mantra: “Make it stop!” Unlike pain elsewhere in your body, a bad headache really can’t be ignored. Headaches come in many varieties, but each fits under the umbrella of either primary – like the most common tension headache, migraine and cluster – or secondary, headaches which have an obvious cause such as hangover, head trauma, brain tumor or infection. While some primary headaches are brought on by stress or dehydration, others are hered... MORE →
    • May 20, 2014
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Is Planning For Its Future

    • If we use the old “five pounds of stuff in a three-pound bag” analogy, Vail Valley Medical Center is the stuff, and the land it sits on is the bag. Fitting existing uses, and future uses, in limited space is a goal that’s been years in the making.A few years ago, medical center officials started looking at ways the facility could better use that small parcel of property — in a neighborhood that also includes homes, lodges and the town library — as part of an ultimately-abandoned plan to use part... MORE →
    • May 11, 2014
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Named Great Place to Work

    • Becker’s Healthcare recently published its 2014 list of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” a compilation of hospitals and healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees. For the first time, Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) was named to the list, honoring them for efforts to create the best workplace in the valley.“We are honored to be one of the best hospital work environemnts in the country,” said Doris Kirchner, president a... MORE →
    • April 22, 2014
    • Gold Standard

    • It's one thing to make a name for yourself in the medical field, but it's entirely another to create an unforgettable impact. Such is the case with Dr. J. Richard Steadman, a pioneer in the field of orthopaedic surgery. Steadman retired from his surgical practice this year, leaving behind him an unprecedented number of surgical innovations. Originally from Texas, Steadman began his practice in 1970 in South Lake Tahoe, California. In 1988 he founded the Steadman Sports Medicine Research Foundati... MORE →
    • April 3, 2014
    • Tales from Teams Touting Pink

    • It’s the first year for Lindsay Yanco to participate in Pink Vail. Like her teammates on Vail Ski Patrol, not to mention the hundreds of other participants, its cause hits close to home. Last year Yanco’s mother – a triathlete and seemingly the ultimate specimen of good health – was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. “It’s been a rough year,” Yanco says, adding that her mother continues to fight. “I wanted to give back and do something. You know when you feel like you can’t do anything to he... MORE →
    • March 7, 2014
    • Fight Cancer the Fun Way with Pink Vail

    • Running a race or cycling across the country can be a tough personal undertaking but worth it if there is a good cause. How about making a difference just by skiing or snowboarding for a day? No need to twist your arm, right?Nowhere in the world is there a bigger ski day to fight cancer than Pink Vail on April 5. The feel-good party that comes with it is just an added bonus.Launched in 2012 to support programs to treat breast cancer, Pink Vail now focuses fundraising on all cancer survivors and ... MORE →
    • March 4, 2014
    • Olympic Rings In Vail

    • On Monday, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) visited Vail Valley Medical Center to announce the designation of The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) as a National Medical Center, naming them the physician team behind the top 1,000 athletes in the U.S. and just one of two medical centers to earn the title in the country. This designation is given by invitation only and Dr. Bill Moreau, managing director of sports medicine for the USOC said, “These are the t... MORE →