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    • September 30, 2014
    • Get To Know Women's Health Specialist Tania Engle, PA, Internal Medicine

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is pleased to introduce Tania Engle, a physician assistant (PA) specializing in women's health and chronic disease such as diabetes, coronary artery disease and asthma. Tania received her biological chemistry degree from Bates College and her masters of science from the University of New England. Tania works out of the Edwards office and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Q: Tell us about your background. A: I have been a physician assistant (PA) for 12 ye... MORE →
    • September 26, 2014
    • Drs. Abbott & Shultz Honored with Physician Awards

    • VAIL, CO — Vail Valley Medical Center president and CEO Doris Kirchner honored the 2014 winners of the Physician of the Year and Rising Star awards, presented to Drs. Abbott and Schultz, respectively. Dr. Mindy Cooper, vice president of the Medical Staff, recently presented the awards at an annual ceremony. Each year, medical staff members nominate their colleagues for physician awards, and winners are chosen by their peers, physician leadership and hospital administration. Over 200 Vail Valley... 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
    • Dr. Larry Gaul Presents Lecture on Cardiovascular Safety and the Aging Athlete at Vail Vitality Center on Sept. 17

    • VAIL, Colo. – In a continued effort to provide current health education and insight, the Vail Vitality Center and Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) are partnering to introduce a summer lecture series focused on “optimizing life.” The next lecture, entitled “Cardiovascular Safety and the Aging Athlete,” from internist and cardiology specialist Dr. Larry Gaul, takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. at Terra Bistro at Vail Mountain Lodge and includes lunch. Dr. Gaul’s presentation focuses o... 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 29, 2014
    • The Suicide Taboo - Suicide prevention is rooted in communication, openness and recognition

    • For about 20 years, Molly Fiore struggled with thoughts of suicide. She floated from careers in marine biology and medicine to business and athletic training, but nothing seemed to fit. Then she reached a crisis, where death seemed to be the only answer. She felt that no one understood her pain. But as it turns out, she’s not alone. From 2007-2011 in Eagle County, there were 37 suicides and 60 hospitalizations due to attempts. About 8.3 million adults in the United States — 3.7 percent — report... MORE →
    • August 29, 2014
    • Prepare for Cold & Flu Season

    • As the air turns colder and more time is spent indoors, cold and flu season begins. These airborne, upper respiratory infections spread quickly via sneezing, coughing and touching. Getting a flu shot will help protect you from the flu however there is no vaccine for the common cold, so now what? Here is my advice on bolstering your immune system to minimize your chances of getting sick this season and taking care of yourself if you do. I advise my patients to get better sleep, lower stress leve... 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 →