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    • September 6, 2016
    • Walk-In Clinic To Open In Edwards

    • VAIL, CO—Vail Valley Medical Center will open a new Walk-in Clinic on the Edwards Medical Campus on Tuesday, September 6. The addition will make seeking healthcare in the area more convenient. “Since nearly 25 percent of our valley’s population lives in Edwards, Vail Valley Medical Center has been looking for ways to make it easier for individuals and families to get affordable, convenient care close to home,” explained the hospital’s President and CEO Doris Kirchner. “The Walk-In Clinic is a st... MORE →
    • August 31, 2016
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Opens New Intensive Care Unit

    • VAIL, CO—After four months of remodeling, Vail Valley Medical Center’s new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) opened to patients last week. The completion of this project is a milestone in the hospital’s Master Facility Plan, which began in August 2015 with the goal of making Eagle County a center of medical excellence in the region and improving the healthcare available to the community and its guests. “The new Intensive Care Unit is a beautiful, highly functional space for our most critically injured... MORE →
    • August 30, 2016
    • Shaw Cancer Center Recognized for Excellence

    • Edwards, CO— Shaw Cancer Center recently added an important accreditation and recognition to its growing list of accomplishments. The cancer center, located in Edwards, received a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons that recognizes cancer centers for providing high-quality, patient-centered care. Shaw earned commendation for six of the seven performance standards, which means patients at Shaw receive the m... MORE →
    • August 9, 2016
    • Total Joint Replacement in Eagle County

    • Thanks to the recent arrival of Dr. Nathan Cafferky, residents and visitors suffering from arthritis and other conditions in the hips and knees now have the services of a local total joint surgeon. When David Johnson, for example, learned last year Dr. Cafferky was coming aboard the staff at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, he decided to wait to have his surgery done closer to home rather than travel to Denver. The 46-year-old Grand Junction truck driver, a devoted fisherman and hunter, would begin ea... MORE →
    • July 11, 2016
    • Small Town Feel, Big City Care

    • It's certainly not what many people living in, or visiting, Vail imagine when they find themselves in need of emergency healthcare services — after a skiing or automobile accident, perhaps, or a heart attack — but the care they receive here in this remote mountain community in Colorado rivals that of any large metropolis.  In some cases, it's even better. "Here at VVMC, it's high tech meets high touch; there's really no system quite like it," says Mark Goldstein, director of emergency services... MORE →
    • June 28, 2016
    • The power of positivity

    • This article was written by Kirsten Dobroth and originally ran in the Vail Daily on June 28, 2016 Shaw Regional Cancer Center offers a plethora of programs, such as yoga, to help incorporate more individualized aspects of treatment into a patient's plan.   When it comes to healing, there’s an intangible quality that positivity brings to the table. Part of that positivity comes from the environment that patients are part of when beginning down the path of a longer treatment program for chronic ... MORE →
    • June 27, 2016
    • Understanding Women's Heart Health

    • This article was written by Kirsten Dobroth and originally ran in the Vail Daily on June 21, 2016. In a public service announcement for the American Heart Association, actress Elizabeth Banks plays a mother going through her morning getting her children and husband ready for the day, along with finishing up her notes for a work meeting later that morning. As Banks runs from one part of the house to the other preparing sandwiches and packing backpacks, she begins to perspire before grabbing her ... MORE →
    • June 21, 2016
    • Increasing the Odds

    • VAIL, CO — While Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the nation’s leading cause of unexpected death, only one out of 35 Eagle County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars was equipped with an Automated External Defibrillator (DEFIB)—until now. Thanks to a partnership between Starting Hearts and Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC), seven DEFIBS were recently placed in Eagle County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars with the intent to save lives. This signifies a big step in making Eagle County the safest place in Amer... MORE →
    • May 20, 2016
    • Slim for Survival

    • Holli Snyder has always exercised, but maintaining an ideal weight was a challenge. Until now. Slim for Survival gave her the tools to reach her weight goal – and stay there. Slim for Survival is a new weight-loss program just for cancer survivors. “We created Slim for Survival because we recognized there weren’t resources for patients who needed to lose weight,” says Renea Nilsson, program coordinator. Slim for Survival incorporates nutrition education, physical activity and behavior modifica... MORE →
    • May 20, 2016
    • Cellular Healing

    • Johnny Huard starts his day with a five-mile run. Like most runners, he loves the endorphins. But the knee pain? Not so much. “I feel it today,” he says, “and I’ll feel it tomorrow.” But he isn’t just gritting his teeth and swallowing ibuprofen. Johnny Huard, Ph.D., regenerative-medicine researcher—is racing toward a remedy. A way to help the body age slower and heal faster. And he’s doing key components of that work in Vail. He is chief scientific officer at Steadman Philippon Research Institu... MORE →