Increasing the Odds

VAIL CO — While Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the nation's leading cause of unexpected death only one out of 35 Eagle County Sheriff's Office patrol cars was equipped with an Automated External Defibrillator (DEFIB)—until now. Thanks... Read More

Grateful to Hospital

I recently delivered my third baby at Vail Valley Medical Center and want to share how happy my husband and I have been with the two birth experiences we've had here in Vail. Both times I went into labor naturally and arrived at the... Read More

Excellent Care at VVMC

This story was originally printed in the Vail Daily on May 22, 2016. I'm reaching out to express my extreme gratitude for the care provided for my dad by the staff of Vail Valley Medical Center in 2015. My dad, Gary... Read More

Cellular Healing

Johnny Huard starts his day with a five-mile run. Like most runners he loves the endorphins. But the knee pain? Not so much. “I feel it today” he says “and I'll feel it tomorrow.” But he isn't just gritting his teeth and swallowing... Read More

Slim for Survival

Holli Snyder has always exercised but maintaining an ideal weight was a challenge. Until now. Slim for Survival gave her the tools to reach her weight goal – and stay there. Slim for Survival is a new weight-loss program just for... Read More

The Future of Regenerative Sports Medicine

Imagine what orthopaedic sports medicine could be 10 years from now. What if a person's own stem cells could be injected or combined with exercise to help patients delay or avoid joint replacement - or heal faster-or enable... Read More

Eagle County Super Kid Benji Dantas

As a toddler, Benjamin (Benji) Dantas would scare his poor mother, Kelly, a Vail Valley Medical Center employee, on a daily basis. She'd come down to the kitchen in the mornings only to find Benji on top of the counter having... Read More

High School Athletes to Receive Free Physicals

VAIL CO — Vail Valley Medical Center The Steadman Clinic and Eagle County Paramedic Services will provide free high school pre-participation physicals for all Eagle County student-athletes on Saturday May 14 at Battle Mountain High... Read More

The Ever-Evolving Zika Virus

This article has been reprinted from the Vail Daily's post on February 15 2016 written by Kirsten Dobroth. **See below for additional references. The Zika outbreak in Brazil is the latest health emergency to grab the world's... Read More

The Heart Of An Emergency

Vail Is Where the Heart Is This is a story about heart—the organ as well as the will of a man the hearts of the first responders who saved this man and the heart of a community who hailed everyone involved as their hometown heroes.... Read More