News

    • April 9, 2015
    • Anthem & Vail Valley Medical Center Offer New Health Plan to Local Businesses

    • VAIL, CO—Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado (Anthem) has announced the expansion of its new lower cost mountain health plan, created in partnership with Vail Valley Medical Center, to large and small group employers. In January, Anthem began selling a new health plan in collaboration with VVMC to individuals purchasing insurance on and off the Colorado health exchange marketplace. The expansion now allows small and large employers in Vail to purchase Anthem’s Mountain Enhanced HMO pla... MORE →
    • April 1, 2015
    • Vail Council Approves Medical Center Plan

    • VAIL — An ambitious project to redevelop Vail Valley Medical Center’s Vail campus cleared an important hurdle Tuesday, when the Vail Town Council voted 6-0 — council member Greg Moffet was absent — to approve a master plan for the work. Approval of the plan isn’t the final step in the town’s approval process. A detailed plan for expanding and renovating the west wing of the hospital is now being reviewed by the Vail Planning and Environmental Commission. That town board is expected to give its ... MORE →
    • March 31, 2015
    • Measles Outbreak Raises Concern, Awareness

    • This past January, national news outlets spread word of a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California. This breaking story was shocking to many, as measles had previously been declared eliminated in the U.S. in the year 2000. “The measles outbreak raises concerns about vaccination rates across the country and how both children and adults should best protect themselves from getting measles,” said Vail Valley Medical Center’s President and CEO Doris Kirchner. “Our experts agree vaccin... MORE →
    • March 30, 2015
    • Pink Vail Exceeds Goals, Again

    • VAIL — As the annual Pink Vail celebration dazzles the eyes with an explosion of color every spring, it also baffles the mind with its fundraising success. The total raised at this year’s event — the world’s largest ski day in support of cancer — was nearly $700,000 as of 4 p.m. Saturday. “We are overwhelmed by the incredible enthusiasm and support (the event receives),” Vail Valley Medical Center President and CEO Doris Kirchner said during Saturday’s festivities. Bringing in people from all... MORE →
    • March 19, 2015
    • A Move To The Mountains For The Best Cancer Care

    • VAIL, CO– “Remember that guy who gave up? No one else does either.” These are the words on Bill Schane’s Pink Vail fundraising page. He posts similar daily motivators on his website, “Don’t Go It Alone.” Schane is a man of guiding principles. And they’re getting him through some pretty rough patches, including a fight for his life. This past April, Schane was diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioama, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin cell walls surrounding the abdominal cavity, know... MORE →
    • March 16, 2015
    • Watch Your Back: Get A Colonoscopy

    • VAIL, CO—March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but how much do you really want to be aware of your colon? Answer: enough to keep it cancer free. Colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable, and men and women over 50 are encouraged to get a colonoscopy every 10 years to find polyps—benign, or noncancerous, clumps of cells—before they become cancerous. Those with a family history of colon cancer should consider screening before age 50. Dr. John Schultz is a surgeon with Mounta... MORE →
    • March 16, 2015
    • Duct Tape Heals One Woman's Cancer

    • VAIL, CO– Duct tape does not cure cancer. But in the case of Anne Trumpower, it has healed hers. Trumpower is known as the “duct tape lady” to those who have attended Pink Vail™, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Since the event’s inaugural year in 2012, Trumpower has donned a one-piece ski suit, which she has duct taped from top to bottom—in pink, of course. On her back, she has taped a number to mark the years she’s been cancer free. On March 21st, when an expected 2,500 particip... MORE →
    • February 3, 2015
    • Registration open for Pink Vail

    • VAIL, CO– Registration for Pink Vail™, presented by Helly Hansen, is officially open. With all-day live music at Eagle’s Nest, themed deck parties, a costume contest and the Celebration Ski Down, March 21st is slated to be the most spirited Pink Vail yet. Pink Vail is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. All ages and abilities are welcome, and you don’t have to ski to participate. Similar to a run or walk to support cancer, participants register at www.pinkvail.com and invite friends,... MORE →
    • January 26, 2015
    • Vail Valley Surgery Center Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

    • VAIL, CO – Vail Valley Surgery Center recently achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes the Vail and Edwards surgery centers from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. “We believe that our residents and guests deserve the best,” stated Doris Kirchner, President and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. “W... MORE →
    • January 5, 2015
    • VVMC Dinner Dance Raises Over $650,000 For Cardiac Cath Lab

    • VAIL, CO — Dinner, dancing and saving lives were the prevailing themes of this year’s Vail Valley Medical Center Family Dinner Dance. Over 450 generous guests of all ages gathered for the 34th annual event and through ticket sales, sponsorships and lively bidding on over 70 silent and live auction items, the event raised $664,524. All proceeds support the hospital’s new Cardiac Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab), set to open in early 2015. “It was a heartwarming evening,” says Doris Kirchner, presi... MORE →