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    • April 18, 2016
    • Thanks For Pink Vail

    • Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made Pink Vail 2016 the most successful year yet! When the team at Vail Valley Medical Center first envisioned Pink Vail five years ago, we never imagined it would grow to become one of the community’s most cherished events. Since 2012, over $2.4 million has been raised for patient care and survivorship programs for all patients at Shaw Regional Cancer Center. It’s incredible to see the local community—as well as the global community—come together to raise funds ... MORE →
    • March 7, 2016
    • Zika Virus Highly Unlikely to Make an Appearance in Eagle County

    • This article has been reprinted from the Vail Daily's post on February 15, 2016 written by Kirsten Dobroth. **See below for additional references. The Zika outbreak in Brazil is the latest health emergency to grab the world’s attention. More specifically, the risk Zika may pose to the unborn children of infected mothers is one that has gotten widespread coverage, especially as the virus has spread to other parts of the Americas, and the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are set to bring more ... MORE →
    • February 22, 2016
    • Visiting Patients Have Expanding Options

    • This article was written by Scott Miller and originally posted by the Vail Daily, on February 22, 2016.  BACHELOR GULCH — On a snowy January weekday, a group of people gathered at The Ritz-Carlton hotel, not to indulge in powder, but to tour the hotel and how it can accommodate patients who have come to the Vail Valley for surgery. The tour group included Dr. Steve Singleton of the Steadman Clinic, his physician’s assistant Mike Begg and physician liaison Kelly Dantas. Todd Ward of the Howard ... MORE →
    • February 19, 2016
    • Heart Attack on Vail Mountain

    • It was a stunning day on Vail Mountain that Lee Olch won’t ever forget. In March 2015, Olch and a friend were enjoying early morning turns under a quintessential bluebird sky. The snow conditions were ideal and they’d even managed to beat most of the crowds. It was nothing short of a perfect day on the slopes for Olch, a then-new retiree from Seattle who had bought a condo in Lionshead with his wife in 2013. “It was just a glorious day,” Olch remembered. “It had snowed a few days before and we... MORE →
    • February 18, 2016
    • Game on for Medical Providers

    • This article was written by Don Rogers and originally posted by the Vail Daily on February 18, 2016. First thought when hearing Centura Health declare their surveys show a need for more emergency medical care facilities in the valley: Oh, baloney. This will be a point of direct competition among medical providers here. My intel suggests strongly that Centura is here to pressure Vail Valley Medical Center in the wake of their efforts to buy the local hospital being rebuffed. I’m sure all the ... MORE →
    • January 28, 2016
    • New Tech Powers Research, Care

    • This article was written by Scott Miller and originally posted by the Vail Daily on January 28,2016. In part of the institute is a robot that looks like it could be putting windshields into Buicks in a factory. But this machine is very slowly manipulating a human knee, which once belonged to a person who decided to donate his or her body to science after death. Alex Brady, who runs the robot, said this particular work is studying the different structures in the knee and how those structures re... MORE →
    • January 27, 2016
    • Hospital CEO Explains Expansion Plans

    • This article was written by Scott Miller and originally posted by the Vail Daily on January 27, 2016.  AVON — Vail Valley Medical Center has been renovated and rearranged a number of times in its 50 years. Now, work has begun on the biggest expansion yet, a $200-million, four-year project at the hospital’s main campus in Vail. Vail Valley Medical Center CEO Doris Kirchner every year hosts several state of the medical center presentations. This year’s version covers a lot of ground. At the Jan... MORE →
    • January 8, 2016
    • Prevent Frostbite

    • Frostbite occurs when your body tissue freezes, resulting in death of cells and tissues. It is most common in the nose, ears, chin, fingers and toes. Fortunately, it is easily preventable with some planning and preparation. Be aware of the wind chill and precipitation forecast. In the setting of extreme cold and highwinds, frostbite can develop in a matter of minutes. Be prepared with a hat, face and eye protection, mittens (better than gloves) and proper footwear (warm, water resistant). W... MORE →
    • January 6, 2016
    • Annual Dinner Dance Celebrates Hospital's 50th Anniversary

    • VAIL, CO — Vail Valley Medical Center commemorated its 50-year anniversary in 2015, and what better way to culminate the celebration than an event that has supported the hospital’s initiatives and growth for the past 35 years? The Family Dinner Dance is a tradition that brings over 460 guests of all ages together for an evening of delicious food, lively bidding, dancing and family fun. All proceeds from this year’s event will help fund research, education and patient care at Howard Head Sports M... MORE →
    • January 5, 2016
    • VVMC and Starting Hearts Partner to Place 50 DEFIBS in Eagle County

    • Vail, CO – Eagle County is becoming the safest place in America to experience sudden cardiac arrest. A recent announcement of a partnership between Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) and local nonprofit Starting Hearts will place 50 additional Automated External Defibrillators (DEFIBS) throughout Eagle County over the next two years. The initiative, which will boost the total number of public DEFIBS in the community to close to 350, will also include increased awareness and education about cardia... MORE →