Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Vail Health Receives 2019 Women's Choice Awards For Orthopeadics & Obstetrics

Emily Tamberino

VAIL, CO—Vail Health was recently ranked in the top 3% of 4,797 hospitals in orthopaedics and the top 16% of 2,778 hospitals in obstetrics, earning the health care system the Women’s Choice 2019 Orthopaedics Award and 2019 Obstetrics Award. 

“Vail Health would not be a world-renowned center of orthopaedic excellence without the incredible teams at The Steadman Clinic, Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery and Howard Head Sports Medicine,” said Vail Health President and CEO Will Cook. “To be ranked in the top 3% of health care systems nationwide is remarkable. Likewise, the award for obstetrics validates the exceptional care Colorado Mountain Medical’s OB/GYNs and Vail Health’s Family Birth Center provide for women, babies and families in our community.”

The Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals is a coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes patient satisfaction, relevant clinical performance and appropriate accreditations. Hospitals are recognized to help women make smart health care choices.  

The Women’s Choice Award’s website describes, “Being named and recognized as a hospital of choice among women is an honorable achievement as it represents the strongest and most important consumer message in today’s health care marketplace. Considering that women account for 90% of all health care decisions for her and her family, being a hospital of choice women trust is commendable.”

People travel from around world for the expertise of the orthopaedic specialists in Eagle and Summit counties. The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute are a designated United States Olympic Committee National Medical Services Provider. Howard Head Sports Medicine is the official medical provider for the US Ski & Snowboard and USA Climbing teams. All four of the orthopaedic groups contribute significantly to research and reshaping orthopaedic protocols across the world. 

The Family Birth Center at Vail Health offers labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) services, as well as a Level II Nursery, which provides care for babies born after 32 weeks gestation and those who need close watching or extra help after birth. Last year, 423 babies were born at Vail Health. 

“These awards are reflective of the outstanding services Vail Health offers,” said Cook. “Vail Health might be a relatively small rural health care system in comparison to systems nationwide, but with rankings like these, it’s clear our services are some of the best in the country.” 

About Vail Health
Vail Health is a nonprofit community health care system with 12 locations across Eagle and Summit counties. Vail Health offers a 56-bed hospital, 24/7 emergency care, helipad, urgent care clinics, cancer care, breast centers, cardiovascular services, surgery, childbirth, physical therapy, internal medicine, endocrinology and more. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health invested $20 million back into the community last year. Through the years, give-back dollars have benefited charity care; events and outreach efforts, including health fairs, high school physicals, blood drives and free speaker series; programs like ThinkFirst and Camp 911; and financially supporting groups like Starting Hearts, Mind Springs Health, Castle Peak Senior Care, HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley, Mountain Family Health, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail-Summit Orthopaedic Foundation, Eagle County Schools and EFEC. For more information, visit