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    • January 17, 2013
    • Medical Center CEO Talks About Future Plans

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is poised for some big steps in the near future.Speaking at an annual luncheon Wednesday at the Sonnenalp, medical center CEO Doris Kirchner talked about the center's recent achievements and future plans. Those plans no longer include working with the Steadman Clinic and its associated business on a joint project with the town of Vail. The Steadman Clinic pulled out of that project in November, essentially scuttling a plan to build a new medical office building and new... MORE →
    • December 27, 2012
    • VVMC Names New VP of Development

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the addition of Stephanie Spence, JD, LL.M to serve as the senior vice president of development. “Stephanie brings over 14 years of nonprofit campaign design and leadership experience to VVMC and has a proven track record in team building and community engagement,” said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center.  “VVMC has grown to become one the most advanced medical centers in any mountain community and much of that is credite... MORE →
    • December 25, 2012
    • Fantastic Care at Vail Valley Medical Center

    • Recently, I had an extended stay at Vail Valley Medical Center. I can't say enough about the extraordinary care provided by Mountain Surgical Associates.The nursing and care tech staff were proficient, patient and thoroughly professional. Nobody, not even the maintenance crew, left my room without asking if there was anything else they could do for me.The doctors didn't let me eat much, but what I did have was quite good. Thanks to all for the world-class care I received.Carole Onderdonk Gypsu... MORE →
    • December 24, 2012
    • Eagle Doc Expands His Eye Care Service

    • Eye Center of the Rockies recently moved to 232 Broadway after four years in Eagle Ranch.“We didn't have enough room for optical (glasses),” said . “We're more full service now that we have this bigger place. We used to refer patients to local optometrists to get their glasses. Now we're a one-stop shop.”Ehrlich is an ophthalmologist, which is different from an optometrist.“People often don't know the difference — an ophthalmologist is able to treat diseases and do surgery in addition to everyth... MORE →
    • December 20, 2012
    • Drs. Hackett, Miranda & Hardenbergh Honored with Physician Awards

    • Vail Valley Medical Center honored the 2012 winners of the Physician of the Year, Rising Star and the Clinical Excellence awards to Dr. Thomas Hackett, Dr. Gregory Miranda and Dr. Patricia Hardenbergh, respectively. A special recognition was also given to Dr. Paul Corcoran, local dentist, as well. The awards were presented at an annual ceremony earlier this month in Edwards by Vail Valley Medical Center President and CEO Doris Kirchner, President of the VVMC Medical Staff Dr. Jamie Gray and Vai... MORE →
    • December 20, 2012
    • VVMC Now Offers Pharmacy Delivery

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce a new prescription delivery service. Delivery is now available from the Eagle Valley Pharmacy in the Vail Village and the Edwards Pharmacy during regular business hours, including weekends and holidays. “The service is for the convenience of our patients, both locals and our visiting guests,” said Stu Read, Pharmacy director at Vail Valley Medical Center.  Deliveries can be made to a hotel front desk or concierge, as well as homes and businesse... MORE →
    • December 11, 2012
    • VVMC's Cafe Is 2nd on "9 Hospitals with Food That's Worth Eating" List

    • Vail Valley Medical Center's Remedies Café is second on the "The Daily Meal's" list of "9 Hospitals with Food That's Worth Eating." Following is the article and a link to the slide show featuring VVMC. When faced with the prospect of an extended hospital stay, there’s not much worth looking forward to, if anything at all. There are the needles, the shared rooms, the backside-baring gowns (brr!), the sight of things you were hoping not to see, and the general desire to be anywhere but there. And... MORE →
    • December 7, 2012
    • How The Docs Do It: Physicians Share Their Personal Wellness Routines

    • Doctors don't just concern themselves with others’ health and wellness: They practice what they preach. The Vail Valley is fairly small to have such an elite team of healthcare providers. But they, like most of the county’s population, are interested in living active, healthy lives, and Vail is the perfect place to do it. Read on to discover some of the medical community’s busiest physicians’ wellness priorities. Dr. Jeff Brown, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist What are some ways that you maintain yo... MORE →
    • December 3, 2012
    • A Two-Way Street: Doctors & Ski Patrollers Learn From One Another On & Off the Hill

    • When Dr. Jack Eck first became involved with Vail’s medical training for ski patrol in the ‘70s, the resort became a leader amongst its peers. Since then, Vail’s training and education programs for patrollers have evolved and grown. Much of that has to do with the types of skiers who are attracted to the resorts, said Eck, doctor of internal medicine and medical adviser to the Vail Ski Patrol. “As the ski industry got busier, we invited more affluent people here that weren’t in that great of sh... MORE →
    • November 23, 2012
    • Eagle Woman Reconnects with the EMT Who Saved Her Life

    • For the past 30 years, Barb Schierkolk has approached Thanksgiving with profound gratitude for the most basic of blessings — her life. Back in 1982 Schierkolk was the young mother of Dustin, 3, and MaLinda, 10 months. She and her husband Bill were residing in Westminster but they were on a hunting trip with seven other friends, camping on Yarmony Mountain in northern Eagle County. On Nov. 6, 1982, Schierkolk's life changed forever when she was accidentally shot. Between being pregnant and at hom... MORE →