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    • September 18, 2014
    • Pink Vail Funds Help Patients Tackle Rough Waters

    • Edwards, CO—Many people would fervently disagree with Dana Clark when she says, “I don’t look at having cancer as a bad thing.” But others who have participated in Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s survivorship programs – from gentle yoga in a studio at Jack’s Place to hut trips up Shrine Pass – understand where she’s coming from. Clark, from Craig, CO, was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. Following her radiation treatments at Shaw Regional Cancer Center, where she was able to stay at Ja... MORE →
    • September 15, 2014
    • Hike, Wine & Dine on September 21

    • Vail, CO—Have you ever taken a water break on a hike, only to be wined and dined by Beaver Creek’s top chefs? If you attended last year’s Hike, Wine & Dine, then perhaps that was the last time you sampled gourmet nibbles and sips while taking in the spectacular views from Beaver Creek Mountain at the peak of leaf-peeping season! The sixth annual Hike, Wine & Dine on Sunday, September 21 is your chance to turn a fall hike into an epicurean experience. With proceeds benefiting Jack’s Plac... MORE →
    • September 12, 2014
    • VVMC Partners with Anthem to Offer New Affordable Mountain Health Plan

    • VAIL, CO – In an effort to address high health insurance premiums in Eagle and Summit Counties, Vail Valley Medical Center has partnered with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado (Anthem) to offer a plan that lowers individual premiums. Mountain Enhanced is an HMO plan that will be available to consumers interested in purchasing insurance both on and off the Colorado health exchange marketplace beginning January 1, 2015. It is a result of VVMC and Anthem’s combined commitment to findin... MORE →
    • August 26, 2014
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Submits Master Facility Plan Application

    • Vail Valley Medical Center has been a cornerstone of this community for nearly 50 years, and in that time, we’ve grown into one of the world’s most advanced mountain hospitals.  While the care and services at VVMC are outstanding, the infrastructure is due for modernization. Fortunately, the hospital is in a position to address this opportunity, and we are at the brink of building a state-of-the-art medical campus to serve our community and guests for years to come.As president and CEO of Vail V... MORE →
    • 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 28, 2014
    • Mammograms Can and Do Save Lives

    • The American Cancer Society estimates that 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year. When it comes to life or death – and the quality of days in between – most of us prefer to be safe, rather than sorry, although there has been some debate in recent months as to the importance and efficacy of mammograms. A few articles even suggest that mammogram screening doesn’t help detect breast cancer or save lives. But the world’s top breast cancer specialists – including those right here in Vail... 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 →