News

    • October 22, 2014
    • Hospital Welcomes New Foundation President

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Daniel Pennington, who will serve as president of the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation. “Dan brings 25 years of invaluable experience in philanthropy, nonprofit business, and healthcare leadership to VVMC,” said President and CEO Doris Kirchner. “As we embark on building Vail’s hospital of the future, Dan will lead a capital campaign to support this initiative.” Pennington was the senior development director at Mayo Clinic f... MORE →
    • October 7, 2014
    • Phone app enables citizen bystanders to provide life-saving resuscitation

    • VAIL – With a simple alert from your phone, you could help save a life. On Sept. 3, Jeff Olson saved the life of a 1-month-old infant in Spokane, Washington. Olson, a master technician, received a message on his phone that CPR was needed two blocks away from where he worked. Olson, also a volunteer EMT, had recently downloaded the PulsePoint app on his smartphone. Olson raced to the dance store, where 1-month-old Nolan was turning blue and not breathing. Store clerk Lesley Reckord called 911 mi... MORE →
    • October 2, 2014
    • Doctors Urge Virus Precautions

    • EAGLE COUNTY — Coughs, fevers and stuffy noses — Eagle pediatrician Dr. Janet Engle has been seeing it through the summer, and she said she expects to keep seeing it as winter approaches. “It could make for a more severe flu season,” said Engle, who works with Colorado Mountain Medical. Dr. Jeff Brown, the director of the pediatric hospitalists program at Vail Valley Medical Center, is reporting the same thing — an uptick in kids coming in with severe upper respiratory infections, a trend that... MORE →
    • September 23, 2014
    • Will Large Trucks Still Ply Meadow Drive?

    • Scott Miller | The Vail Daily As Vail Valley Medical Center plans its future — a likely $100 million renovation program — Meadow Drive is drawing a lot of attention. Specifically, town and medical center officials are trying to find a way to get as much traffic as possible off the few blocks between Vail Road and the hospital.The Vail Planning and Environmental Commission on Monday spent more than two hours wrestling with the ideas contained in a comprehensive plan for the medical center that a... MORE →
    • 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 →