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VVMC Named to 'Best Hospitals in Colorado'

Lindsay Warner Vail Valley Medical Center

Vail Valley Medical Center was recently named one of the "Best Hospitals in Colorado" by US News & World Report. VVMC was the only mountain hospital to earn this designation and scored high in many categories including patient safety and commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes.

According to US News & World Report of the 100 hospitals in the state of Colorado only 17 were honored with the distinction of 'Best Hospitals in Colorado'. VVMC was also honored with the designation of 'Best Hospitals in Northwest Colorado.' Of the 20 hospitals in the Northwest Region VVMC and St. Mary's in Grand Junction were the only two to earn this distinction. 

Hospital rankings were determined by various measures including patient satisfaction surveys which ask about nursing care pain control cleanliness timeliness of staff and doctor performance. Most U.S. hospitals now sample recently discharged patients asking about their stay. In a year's worth of surveys patients of VVMC rated their stay 10 percent higher than the national average.

VVMC is also recognized as a "High-Performing Orthopaedic Hospital" with four doctors on the nation's "Top Doctors List" including Drs. Richard Steadman Marc Philippon Peter Millett and Thomas Clanton. Drs. Steadman Philippon and Millett were acknowledged as being in the top one percent in their specialty while Dr. Thomas Clanton is in the top 10 percent in his specialty.

Vail Valley Medical Center is a nonprofit community hospital serving the Vail Valley since 1965.