News

    • August 6, 2012
    • Dr. Thomas O. Clanton Receives Research Grant for the Evaluation of Serious Turf Toe Injuries

    • The Orthopaedic Education Foundation of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society recently awarded Dr. Thomas O. Clanton, orthopaedic surgeon and Director of Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine for the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, a research grant concerning Turf Toe Injuries. This research initiative, which was conducted at The Steadman Philippon Research Institute, provides a detailed evaluation of turf toe injuries using a method of analysis that utilizes stress radiographs.... MORE →
    • August 2, 2012
    • Building a Better Kind of Care

    • For some people, having surgery in a place other than a hospital might sound like a strange idea. But that's the intention behind Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Owned by the Vail Valley Medical Center and local surgeons, Vail Valley Surgery Center is an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) which opened in Vail in 2002. VVMC recently built a second ASC facility at their Edward's campus, which opened on June 11th.   Cutting costs and increasing efficiency An ASC is designed for outpatient surgeri... MORE →
    • July 30, 2012
    • 'We're Off to the Races Now,' Developer Says

    • We know a lot about the town of Vail's plans for a new municipal building. We're about to learn a lot more about plans for the structure that will be next door. The whole idea of redeveloping the municipal building property started when officials from the Vail Valley Medical Center and doctors from The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute proposed a new office building on the western part of the land. Negotiations started, studies were done, and meetings public and ... MORE →
    • July 30, 2012
    • Vail Hospital To Take Over Howard Head

    • Vail Valley Medical Center will take over management of the Howard Head Sports Medicine clinics later this year. Proaxis Vail LLC, which had for several years managed the operations at Howard Head, will end its role Oct. 31. Vail Valley Medical Center has owned Howard Head Sports Medicine since it was founded by a donation from Head in 1986. The medical center owns the facilities and equipment, and handles billing services for Howard Head's patients in Eagle and Summit counties. Vail Valley... MORE →
    • July 20, 2012
    • VVMC Named to ‘Best Hospitals in Colorado’

    • Vail Valley Medical Center was recently named one of the "Best Hospitals in Colorado" by US News & World Report. VVMC was the only mountain hospital to earn this designation and scored high in many categories including patient safety and commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. According to US News & World Report, of the 100 hospitals in the state of Colorado, only 17 were honored with the distinction of 'Best Hospitals in Colorado'. VVMC was also honored with the designat... MORE →
    • July 20, 2012
    • Living Lean at Vail Valley Medical Center

    • The following article was published in Colorado Healthcare News in July 2012. My facility, Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC and entities), was faced with the unique challenge of covering a 60 square mile territory when supplying 15 distribution sites in Eagle County (The Vail Valley), Colorado. Our primary distributor, Professional Hospital Supply (PHS), was located in Denver and provided bulk deliveries to the VVMC Gypsum warehouse located 40 miles from the main campus. When I arrived at VVM... MORE →
    • July 12, 2012
    • Vail, CO Orthopedic Hip Surgeon, Dr. Marc Philippon, Performs Hip Surgery, Televised Live, in Northern Italy

    • Dr. Marc Philippon recently visited Parma, Italy where he performed a 4-hour complex hip surgery that was televised live and streamed to a nearby auditorium where a large group of Italian surgeons, medical experts, and high-profile public officials gathered to observe the break-through operation. The surgery, which demonstrated the latest surgical techniques associated with the hip joint, was sponsored by Smith & Nephew and represented a progressive move for the Italian medical industry. Exp... MORE →