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    • 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 →
    • December 11, 2012
    • VVMC's Cafe Is 2nd on "9 Hospitals with Food That's Worth Eating" List

    • Vail Valley Medical Center's Remedies Café is second on the "The Daily Meal's" list of "9 Hospitals with Food That's Worth Eating." Following is the article and a link to the slide show featuring VVMC. When faced with the prospect of an extended hospital stay, there’s not much worth looking forward to, if anything at all. There are the needles, the shared rooms, the backside-baring gowns (brr!), the sight of things you were hoping not to see, and the general desire to be anywhere but there. And... MORE →
    • December 7, 2012
    • How The Docs Do It: Physicians Share Their Personal Wellness Routines

    • Doctors don't just concern themselves with others’ health and wellness: They practice what they preach. The Vail Valley is fairly small to have such an elite team of healthcare providers. But they, like most of the county’s population, are interested in living active, healthy lives, and Vail is the perfect place to do it. Read on to discover some of the medical community’s busiest physicians’ wellness priorities. Dr. Jeff Brown, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist What are some ways that you maintain yo... MORE →
    • December 3, 2012
    • A Two-Way Street: Doctors & Ski Patrollers Learn From One Another On & Off the Hill

    • When Dr. Jack Eck first became involved with Vail’s medical training for ski patrol in the ‘70s, the resort became a leader amongst its peers. Since then, Vail’s training and education programs for patrollers have evolved and grown. Much of that has to do with the types of skiers who are attracted to the resorts, said Eck, doctor of internal medicine and medical adviser to the Vail Ski Patrol. “As the ski industry got busier, we invited more affluent people here that weren’t in that great of sh... MORE →
    • December 3, 2012
    • Surgeons from The Steadman Clinic Attend the Birds of Prey Ski Event

    • As the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States, the Birds of Prey ski event has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski races. Held in Beaver Creek, the roster of the world's greatest skiers join together for three days of racing action.  Joining the elite athletes on the mountain, were several surgeons from The Steadman Clinic. Drs. Marc Philippon, Randy Viola, and Tom Hackett were all on-hand at the event where they tested the slopes for themselves, met with athletes,  and were stat... MORE →
    • November 14, 2012
    • Dr. Robert LaPrade Awarded the 2013 OREF Clinical Research Award

    • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation announced this month that Robert F. LaPrade MD, PhD has been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious 2013 OREF Clinical Research Award for his submitted paper on “Improving Outcomes for Posterolateral Knee Injuries”.  Dr. LaPrade will be presenting his winning paper at the Annual Meetings of the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2013. According ... MORE →
    • November 7, 2012
    • Vail Knee Surgeon, Dr. Robert LaPrade, Honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    • Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, orthopedic knee surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Vail, Colorado, was recently honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession of orthopaedic surgery.  This recognition, presented to Dr. LaPrade for his 2012 contributions, honors orthopaedic surgeons who volunteer their time and energy to the AAOS and the entire orthopaedic community, as well as encourages younger members to become involved in... MORE →
    • November 6, 2012
    • Letter to the Editor: Research on Surgery Led Me to Dr. Millett

    • I was recently scheduled to have a total shoulder reversal, an obviously complex and painful surgery. Prior to the surgery, I spent time researching the best doctors and hospitals across the country and found Dr. Peter Millett and the Vail Valley Medical Center. I traveled from Iowa to have Dr. Millett and his professional team conduct my surgery. My surgery went exceptionally well, and the compassionate care I received from doctors and staff was remarkable. I could not have been happier with th... MORE →