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    • 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 22, 2014
    • Gold Standard

    • It's one thing to make a name for yourself in the medical field, but it's entirely another to create an unforgettable impact. Such is the case with Dr. J. Richard Steadman, a pioneer in the field of orthopaedic surgery. Steadman retired from his surgical practice this year, leaving behind him an unprecedented number of surgical innovations. Originally from Texas, Steadman began his practice in 1970 in South Lake Tahoe, California. In 1988 he founded the Steadman Sports Medicine Research Foundati... MORE →
    • April 7, 2014
    • ‘Diamonds are Forever’ Fashion Show Brings in Spring

    • On March 28 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, the Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps and presenting sponsor US Bank held the 27th annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon with a James Bond theme. The fashion show was reminiscent of some of the favorite James Bond movies with Kathy Morrow belting out scores from the films including, “Diamonds are Forever.” There were statuesque men in tuxedos and women in beautiful spring fashion. The show flowed without a hitch, thanks to a what seeme... 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 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 →
    • March 7, 2014
    • Fight Cancer the Fun Way with Pink Vail

    • Running a race or cycling across the country can be a tough personal undertaking but worth it if there is a good cause. How about making a difference just by skiing or snowboarding for a day? No need to twist your arm, right?Nowhere in the world is there a bigger ski day to fight cancer than Pink Vail on April 5. The feel-good party that comes with it is just an added bonus.Launched in 2012 to support programs to treat breast cancer, Pink Vail now focuses fundraising on all cancer survivors and ... MORE →
    • March 4, 2014
    • Olympic Rings In Vail

    • On Monday, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) visited Vail Valley Medical Center to announce the designation of The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) as a National Medical Center, naming them the physician team behind the top 1,000 athletes in the U.S. and just one of two medical centers to earn the title in the country. This designation is given by invitation only and Dr. Bill Moreau, managing director of sports medicine for the USOC said, “These are the t... MORE →
    • February 3, 2014
    • Matters of the Heart: Keep Yours Healthy

    • Valentine’s Day is coming, but all of February is National Heart Month. You’ve heard that many women die of a broken heart. The truth is not that far off. While not exactly brought on by sadness or lost love, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States and is the cause of death for one out of every four U.S. women. Heart disease is not only a concern for older women, but for all women over the age of 20, particularly those who smoke, are overweight, have high bl... MORE →
    • February 1, 2014
    • Thank You, Dr. Steadman

    • The day was beautiful in the summer of 1990. Dr. J. Richard Steadman stepped into the operating room to perform his first operation at Vail Valley Medical Center. I recall the day as if it was yesterday. This day marked the beginning of 24 years of consistent and continuous success for The Steadman Clinic and for VVMC. The face of VVMC changed forever. VVMC became less of a seasonal hospital. Consistency in staffing in all areas has made it possible for hospital staff to settle into the communit... MORE →