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    • 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 18, 2012
    • Vail Mountain Hosts World’s Largest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer

    • On March 9, 2013, Vail Mountain will welcome hundreds of skiers and riders decked out in their finest pink apparel. These everyday athletes will gather in Vail for a one-day on-mountain event to raise awareness and funds in support of Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s new survivorship program.  Pink Vail returns to Vail Mountain on Saturday, March 9, as the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer.Pink Vail is a participation-based fundraising event similar to a run or walk to support a cause – in ... MORE →
    • December 13, 2012
    • Great Support for Pretty in Pink

    • Throughout October local salons, spas, restaurants and even the Eagle River firefighters rallied to raise awareness for breast cancer and Shaw Regional Cancer Center, a service of Vail Valley Medical Center.Not only did these groups help flood the valley with pink to raise awareness, but over $13,000 was donated to help patients receive diagnostic testing who couldn't afford it otherwise.Pretty In Pink was another strong example of our community's compassion and caring — traits that our cancer c... MORE →
    • December 12, 2012
    • Vail Hosts Pink Vail, a Ski Event to Benefit Cancer Fighters and Survivors

    • Following a successful inaugural event last year, Pink Vail returns to Vail Mountain for another ski day to conquer cancer. On March 9, 2013, skiing and riding participants decked out in pink will flock to Vail with their pledges and sponsorships to ski Vail Mountain for the one-day event. They may join as individuals or as members of a team. This is the perfect event for skiers and riders who want to support the fight against cancer. It’s billed as “The World’s Largest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer... 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 9, 2012
    • Letter to the Editor From a Grateful Shaw Patient

    • “How was your visit to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center for treatment?” a good friend asked. “Wonderful!” I replied. “I love going over there!” “You're weird,” she said.Maybe, but I have genuinely loved my seven months of traveling to Edwards for chemo and radiation treatments. Each time it was like a mini vacation, slipping into a different reality where nothing but love existed. I know that sounds sappy, but it's the only way I can describe my experience — a reality of genuine warmth and care a... 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 6, 2012
    • Cycle-A-Thon for Jack's Place Raises $2,500

    • 74 cyclists rode to raise more than $2,500 for Jack's Place at the fourth annual Cycle-a-Thon held in November at the Gypsum Recreation Center! Funds raised will help underwrite the operations of the cancer caring house.Big thanks to event organizer, Amy Klunzinger, and to all who participated! Kudoes to Leonard Sandoval, who rode the entire eight hours, and Peach Duty and Rebecca Cross, who rode seven hours each - wow!Thank you to prize sponsors, including Marriott Vail, Vail Sports, Bol Vail, ... 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 →