News

    • 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 →
    • January 15, 2013
    • Shaw Dietician Weighs in on Juice Cleanses

    • Some of us can't go more than a few hours without eating. Others are willing to try just the opposite, a “juice cleanse” that can last a few days or even an entire month. Cleansing has been a part of healthy eating and living for decades, but recently juice cleanses have risen in popularity due to the availability of high-quality juicers, documentaries on the subject such as “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” and celebrities who endorse or run their own juice cleansing companies.Those who regularly ... 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 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 →