Emergency - 181 West Meadow Drive | Vail, CO 81657
Main Entrance - 180 South Frontage Road West | Vail, CO 81657
Vail Valley Medical Center's mission is to bring premier obstetric and neonatal care to the Vail Valley and surrounding communities. Our childbirthing center is state-of-the-art, designed to deliver health care services in a relaxing and attractive setting. Philosophically oriented to our patients' and their families' needs, we focus on partnering with them to provide optimal family-centered care.
For women, this facility ensures continuous contact and involvement with their families, newborns and support persons. Patients feel more secure and comfortable in a home-like setting, and therefore gain a greater sense of physical and emotional well-being. Labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms and daily "Quiet Time" from 2 PM to 4 PM encourage earlier bonding between the mother and baby, as well as greater involvement from the partner. Family-centered Cesarean sections also improve the family's birthing experience. The Women & Children's Center encourages "rooming in," or keeping your infant in the room with you until discharge, which has been shown to improve breastfeeding rates, sleep and parent-infant bonding.
For physicians and nurses, the LDRP concept provides more direct family contact and patient support. The opportunity to educate patients about childcare and postpartum issues is also enhanced.