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The 3rd Elevate Award Winner

Dec 22, 2022

Meghan Gallegos has been named the third recipient of the Vail Health Elevate Award. Based at the Vail Health Hospital location of Howard Head Sports Medicine, Gallegos was nominated by Phillip Montville, a National Ski Patrol Instructor Trainer, Professional Ski Instructors of America Education Staff Examiner emeritus, and retired National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician. During the past 10 years, Gallegos has served as the lead physical therapist throughout Montville’s recovery of eight reconstructive hip surgeries, which were caused by a rare genetic disorder. To nominate Vail Health, Colorado Mountain Medical, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, Howard Head Sports Medicine and Shaw Cancer Center staff, visit

The 2nd Vail Health Elevate Award

Aug 31, 2022

Susan Vickerman, MD, has been named the second recipient of the Vail Health Elevate Award. Vail Health created the Elevate Award in June 2022 to give patients and their families an opportunity to nominate and thank employees who have touched their lives in some way.

The 1st Vail Health Elevate Award

Jun 08, 2022

In 2022, Vail Health launched a new awards program titled the “Elevate Award” to recognize extraordinary employees across our organization. A call to action was issued to our communities to nominate exemplary employees. Within a few weeks, Vail Health received over fifty nominations, including multiple nominations for one employee of Shaw Cancer Center, Erin Perejda, the Supportive Care Services Manager. In this video, Lorenzo Martinez of Minturn, with his wife Susan, surprise Erin by presenting her with the first Elevate Award in a ceremony outside her office.