News

    • June 15, 2012
    • VVMC Earns Accreditation

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The medical center recently underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey, during which they were praised in many categories including surgical team communication, exceptional facility maintenance, and resource and patient management. A team of Joint Commission exp... MORE →
    • June 11, 2012
    • Helping Out

    • Nearly 25 years ago, the Vail Valley started to fill with a new kind of resident – people coming to Eagle County looking for work. The people who came to this valley found jobs in lodges, restaurants and the construction industry. But many of those people didn’t have insurance or were underinsured. This lack of insurance meant a lot of people ended up in the Vail Valley Medical Center emergency department for ailments as minor as the flu (which is still something you don’t want to neglect). Expe... MORE →
    • June 5, 2012
    • You Age If You Slow Down

    • At age 72, John Dunn said the Vail Valley has to be one of the best places in the world to stay healthy and active. He and his wife, Karen, have been living in the valley for more than 30 years. John started running in his 30s and has continued ever since but began incorporating strength training into his fitness regimen about five years ago. "I agree with whoever said you don't need to slow down as you age," Dunn said. "You age if you slow down." John is registered for the Philadelphia Mara... MORE →
    • June 1, 2012
    • Family Values: The Women & Children's Center Encourages Bonding Between Parents & Their New Babies

    • As generations of families have continued to sink roots in the Vail Valley, the local birthing center has maintained a high standard of personalized care for the community. The Women and Children’s Center at Vail Valley Medical Center has developed a pediatric hospital-based program within a state-of-the-art facility, making it an ideal place to go for obstetric and neonatal care. “The emphasis of the program is on very high quality care of newborns,” said Dr. Jeff Brown, pediatric hospitalist... MORE →