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    • 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 →
    • 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 24, 2014
    • Pink Vail Aids Cancer Survivors

    • Pink Vail 2014 will take place on April 5 atop Vail Mountain near Eagle’s Nest. In just two years, Pink Vail has become the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer and is one of the fastest growing cancer-related events in the country. In 2013 the event raised over $350,000 and hosted 1,300 participants from 36 states, ranging from 3 years old to 86 — and it made a difference!Pink Vail is a fun-filled day with crazy costumes, ton of energy and live music, but the best part of Pink Vail is wher... MORE →
    • March 17, 2014
    • One Man’s Passion for Pink

    • Russ Lacoste was on a casual trip three years ago when he stumbled upon an unexpected scene at Vail Mountain. Hundreds of people flocked the slopes skiing and snowboarding clad in pink. Some were sporting head-to-toe costumes, others wore feathers, many donned placards and carried signs bearing names and dedications to loved ones lost to cancer. Like a collective swirl of profound, contagious energy, the group tethered nearly every passerby to its cause. The sad reality is that when nearly 8 mi... MORE →