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    • November 14, 2012
    • Dr. Robert LaPrade Awarded the 2013 OREF Clinical Research Award

    • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation announced this month that Robert F. LaPrade MD, PhD has been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious 2013 OREF Clinical Research Award for his submitted paper on “Improving Outcomes for Posterolateral Knee Injuries”.  Dr. LaPrade will be presenting his winning paper at the Annual Meetings of the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2013. According ... MORE →
    • November 7, 2012
    • Vail Knee Surgeon, Dr. Robert LaPrade, Honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    • Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, orthopedic knee surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Vail, Colorado, was recently honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession of orthopaedic surgery.  This recognition, presented to Dr. LaPrade for his 2012 contributions, honors orthopaedic surgeons who volunteer their time and energy to the AAOS and the entire orthopaedic community, as well as encourages younger members to become involved in... MORE →
    • November 6, 2012
    • Cycle-A-Thon Benefits Jack's Place

    • The Gypsum Recreation Center will be the site of a day-long cycle-a-thon on Saturday to raise funds for Jack's Place at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards. The event, now in its fourth year, is being organized by fitness instructor-personal trainer Amy Klunzinger to draw attention to her passion for fitness, health and helping others. Saturday's cycle-a-thon will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person for the day. All proceeds benefit Jack's Place, which provid... MORE →
    • November 6, 2012
    • Letter to the Editor: Research on Surgery Led Me to Dr. Millett

    • I was recently scheduled to have a total shoulder reversal, an obviously complex and painful surgery. Prior to the surgery, I spent time researching the best doctors and hospitals across the country and found Dr. Peter Millett and the Vail Valley Medical Center. I traveled from Iowa to have Dr. Millett and his professional team conduct my surgery. My surgery went exceptionally well, and the compassionate care I received from doctors and staff was remarkable. I could not have been happier with th... MORE →
    • November 5, 2012
    • Dr. Donald Corenman Releases Book on Diagnosing Back Pain

    • According to the American Chiropractic Association, Americans spend fifty billion dollars a year on treating and coping with back pain. Vail, Colorado spine surgeon, Dr. Donald Corenman, offers clinicians an additional resource with his new physical examination book, which offers insight and practical knowledge for lumbar spine disorders and problems of the spine, including diagnosis and treatment.  The physical examination book begins with basic anatomy and physiology of the spine, including im... MORE →
    • November 2, 2012
    • Breast Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    • As the Sonnenalp Breast Center marks its 10th anniversary, the Center looks back on an amazing journey from a mere vision in Rosana Faessler’s eye to a top-notch, state-of-the-art Breast Center of Excellence.“I’m really proud of what we’ve accomplished in the past 10 years,” states Dr. Janice Ugale, foremost breast radiologist for the Breast Center. “We started the center 10 years ago, with a digital mammography unit. It was the first digital mammography unit in the mountains.”Yet, even more imp... MORE →
    • November 2, 2012
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Brings Home Five Gold Leaf Awards

    • Vail Valley Medical Center’s marketing team brought five awards home to Vail from the 2012 Gold Leaf Award ceremony on October 18th in Denver. In their first year entering the competition, the team, consisting of director of marketing Michael Holton, communications and publications manager Lindsay Warner, online marketing manager Emily Tamberino, special events manager Christine Albertson, videographer/photographer Kevin Heinz and physician liaison Byron Morris, were “pleasantly surprised and gr... MORE →
    • October 30, 2012
    • VVMC Appoints New VP of Human Resources

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the addition of Rick Smith to serve as the senior vice president of human resources. “Rick brings over 30 years of experience and leadership skills to VVMC and has proven to build robust, team-oriented work cultures,” said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. “As one of the largest employers in Eagle County, we are excited to add Rick to our team and have him lead our extensive HR efforts.” Smith has over three decades of ... MORE →
    • October 27, 2012
    • Breckenridge Resident Thanks Vail Doctors

    • On Saturday, Oct. 20, I was on a bike ride from Breckenridge to Vail and back. Coming down from the top, past the Black Lakes, where the switchbacks in the trees run out to alongside the highway, I must have hit some ice and crashed into an embankment.I banged myself up pretty good and lost consciousness, breaking my helmet and suffering cuts and road rash on my face and shoulder.I was incredibly lucky that doctors Chip and Doug, Vail Valley Medical Center emergency physicians, were out for thei... MORE →
    • October 21, 2012
    • Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Participates in Community Surgery Day

    • It's the little things, like getting in and out of the shower that make day-to-day life difficult for Tim Render, a resident of Breckenridge dealing with an ACL injury for two years. Saturday, Render was given the unique opportunity to get the surgery completed for free.Peak One Surgery Center held its third annual Community Surgery Day Saturday, where vendors donated supplies while approximately 60 health care professionals volunteered their time to conduct 15 surgeries on the under- or uninsur... MORE →