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Integrated Behavioral Health | Saving Lives in Eagle County

Oct 05, 2022

Integrated Behavioral Health at Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical is saving lives, and preventing patients with behavioral health crises from spending a night in the emergency room. That's not only alleviating a burden on emergency rooms, it's saving Eagle County locals hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary medical bills. Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical and Kala Bettis of Vail Health Behavioral Health have the details on how Integrated Behavioral Health helps providers recognize a patient in need, and get them the right care that they need.

COVID-19 Update | Bivalent Boosters Available at Colorado Mountain Medical

Oct 04, 2022

The bivalent COVID-19 booster shot is here at Colorado Mountain Medical. If you've never had a COVID-19 vaccine before, however, there's a proper protocol you should follow prior to you or a loved one receiving the new booster. Joseph Hess and Jamie Piccirillo have all the details you need.

What is Care Coordination at Colorado Mountain Medical?

Sep 29, 2022

Coordinating the care between providers and clinics within the Colorado Mountain Medical system is essential to providing the best care for our patients. Shannatay Bergeron speaks with Vaneza Serna to get all the details.

Get Your Flu Vaccine at Colorado Mountain Medical

Sep 14, 2022

It's September, which means autumn is almost here in Colorado. That means it's time for your flu vaccine. Shannatay Bergeron and Joseph Hess of Colorado Mountain Medical have all the details on where, how, and what format you can get your flu vaccine in (including flumist.)

What is the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline?

Aug 23, 2022

If you or a loved one are in need of behavioral health crisis support, there's a new number to call instead of 9-1-1. It's 9-8-8. In this episode, Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, and Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center, have all the details.

When and How to Use Your Hope Center's "Community Stabilization Program"

Aug 23, 2022

The Community Stabilization program from Your Hope Center in Eagle County is here for you. Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center have the details on when and how to use the service. During trying times like these when behavioral health services are in high demand, Your Hope Center is here for our community.

Is Monkeypox the Next COVID-19?

Aug 17, 2022

Monkeypox is here in Colorado. Is Monkeypox the next pandemic, and something you should be worried about? Shannatay Bergeron from Colorado Mountain Medical, and Caitlyn Ngam, infection preventionist at Vail Health, have the answers for you.

What is Infection Prevention at a hospital?

Aug 17, 2022

Medical facilities can never 100% eliminate the risk of infections, but they can do much to get that number as close as possible to zero. Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical speaks to Caitlyn Ngam, Vail Health's infection preventionist, about what concrete steps Vail Health takes to keep patients as safe as possible from infections.

What is the Patient Care Tech Program at Colorado Mountain Medical?

Aug 16, 2022

Hiring qualified medical staff in mountain communities is tougher than ever. To help stimulate our local mountain economies, offer jobs to locals, and fill vacant positions, Colorado Mountain Medical proactively began their Patient Care Technician Program, which offers training for locals to enter the healthcare field and offer the best care to our locals and visitors. The first class to graduate from this rigorous program received their certifications this August. Shannatay Bergeron and Katelynne Parks from Colorado Mountain Medical have all the details on how you can begin your own healthcare career.

What is Caregiver Connections?

Aug 08, 2022

Caregiver Connections, formerly known as Eagle Valley Senior Life, was founded in 2011 by a group of caregivers and other invested individuals in response to the need for services and programs for older adults who require full-time care. Wendy Miller from Caregiver Connections sits down with Kirsten Conner to discuss all the positive impacts Caregiver Connections has on our community, and what resources might be available to you if you care for an aging parent or family member in the Vail valley.

What is a Hospitalist at Vail Health? | Hospitalists FAQs

Aug 08, 2022

Elizabeth "Liz" Corey-Pacheco, MD is a hospitalist at Vail Health. In this episode, Liz speaks in depth about what a hospitalist does at Vail Health hospital, their critical role in a patient's journey, and how hospitalists in particular were unsung heroes during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. David Ford's Passion for Robotic Surgery

Aug 08, 2022

David Ford, MD, is Vail Health's newest general and robotic surgeon. Dr. Ford joins Vail Health's Surgical Associates team. In this episode, Dr. Ford goes into detail about his history specializing in robotic surgery, and why robotic surgery leads to faster recoveries and better outcomes for patients. Dr. Ford performs robotic surgeries at Vail Health hospital in Vail, Colorado.

Colorado Mountain Medical’s Behavioral Health Team WINS VVP Award

May 12, 2022

Colorado Mountain Medical’s Behavioral Health Team has won the 2022 Vail Valley Partnership "Chairman's Award." Congratulations to Colorado Mountain Medical! Casey Wolfington and Chris Lindley have the details on why Colorado Mountain Medical won this distinguished award, and what it means for our community.

The Surveillance of COVID is moving to 💩

May 12, 2022

As testing sites close nationally, globally, and here in Eagle County, the ways communities accurately detect virus levels and the predominant strains of COVID-19 in a community are changing. Waste water surveillance, something previously not possible early on in the pandemic, is becoming the predominant way to monitor spread of the virus, make predictions, and plan accordingly to keep people safe. Chris Lindley and Casey Wolfington have all the details.

Meet Kate Schuetze, MD, FACC | Cardiologist at Vail Health

May 12, 2022

Kate Schuetze is an interventional cardiologist at Vail Health in Vail, Colorado. In 2022, she achieved her dream of living in the mountains and treating patients of the Vail Valley. Kate speaks of her educational background and experience, as well as the challenges and benefits of treating a rural (but very healthy) population.

What is Peripheral Vascular Disease?

May 12, 2022

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is prevalent, even in people with healthy, active lifestyles without a family history of heart disease. Dr. Kate Schuetze, a cardiologist at Vail Health, speaks with Chelsea Dentler about the common symptoms in men and women of PVD, and how you can schedule an appointment to get quickly screened for PVD. Patients with PVD, left undetected or untreated, have an increased risk of heart attacks.

NYT Article Details the CRISIS of Lack of Youth Behavioral Health Beds

May 12, 2022

Nationally, there is a crisis in a lack of behavioral health beds available for our youth population. Many end up instead in emergency rooms. Luckily, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, Vail Health, and other behavioral health partners in Eagle County are working together to provide ample behavioral health beds to our youth. Chris Lindley and Casey Wolfington have the full details.

The US Snowboard Team's Physical Therapists Working with YOU

Apr 21, 2022

Senna Leith is a member of the US Snowboard Team. Racing in snowboard cross, Senna travels around the world, alongside Sonya Garrison, Howard Head Sports Medicine's physical therapist who specializes in treating snowboard injuries, including Senna's aches and pains. Sonya explains how working directly with the best snowboarders in the world like Senna translates into a high level of care for her weekend warrior patients in Vail, Colorado.

Q&A with Senna Leith | US Snowboard Team

Apr 21, 2022

Senna Leith is a member of the US Snowboard Team. Specializing in snowboard cross, Senna travels around the world, competing for the World Cup, with aspirations to one day compete in the Winter Olympics. A Vail local, Senna relies on the physical therapy provided by Howard Head Sports Medicine to maintain his competitive edge. Senna discusses his career, his travels, how he copes with physical and mental challenges.

What is Osteoporosis?

Apr 21, 2022

Shannatay Bergeron sits down with Rebecca Adochio, board-certified endocrinologist at Colorado Mountain Medical, to discuss what osteoporosis is, who is vulnerable to it, and what symptoms to look out for if you're vulnerable to osteoporosis.

How Thyroid Disorders Can Impact Your Health

Apr 21, 2022

Shannatay Bergeron sits down with Rebecca Adochio, board-certified endocrinologist at Colorado Mountain Medical, to discuss how if your thyroid isn't working correctly, it can negatively impact your health. Dr. Adochio unpacks the various disorders or diseases associated with your thyroid, how to understand symptoms, and when you should go see Dr. Adochio to treat thyroid conditions.

How to Prevent Osteoporosis

Apr 21, 2022

Shannatay Bergeron sits down with Rebecca Adochio, board-certified endocrinologist at Colorado Mountain Medical, to discuss how you can take actions today to prevent osteoporosis, or, if you have a family history of osteoporosis, how you can lessen your risk of it later in life.

Caring for the Best Athletes in the World—and You!

Apr 05, 2022

Anna Giguere is a physical therapist at Howard Head Sports Medicine, and for the United States Nordic Ski Team. Anna speaks with Kirsten Conner about how traveling with and treating elite athletes around the world translates into the care she provides while at home in Vail, Colorado. From weekend warriors to folks recovering from surgery, all patients at Howard Head Sports Medicine benefit from our physical therapists working with the best athletes in the world.

Is Climate Change Making You Anxious?

Apr 04, 2022

Cathy Schneider, a licensed clinical social worker, and Paul Abling, from Walking Mountains Science Center, discuss what "climate anxiety" is, and what resources are available to you to help tackle it.

Olivia's Fund: Not Just for Kids

Mar 28, 2022

Olivia's Fund can help anyone who lives and works in Eagle County, and demonstrates a financial need, to get behavioral health assistance. Dr. Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, and Dr. Harlan Austin of Howard Head Sports Medicine and Vail Health, have the details.

What is Diabetes?

Mar 28, 2022

What is diabetes? What are the types of diabetes? Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical sits down with Vail Health's board certified endocrinologist Rebecca Adochio, MD, to discuss diabetes, the symptoms, and how there are more cases of diabetes in Colorado than you might expect.

What is Endocrinology?

Mar 28, 2022

What is Endocrinology? Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical sits down with Vail Health's board certified endocrinologist Rebecca Adochio, MD, to discuss the importance of endocrinology, and how an appointment with Dr. Adochio might benefit you.

Introducing the SOZO® Digital Health Platform at Vail Health

Feb 23, 2022

Cancer treatments can sometimes have rare, unintended consequences, including lymphedema (swelling due to build up of fluid in the body.) This can become a life long, serious condition if it isn't detected soon enough. At Vail Health, the Shaw Cancer Center and Howard Head Sports Medicine team up to use the SOZO® Digital Health Platform to detect lymphedema in cancer patients and treat it before it becomes serious. Vail Health has the SOZO® Digital Health Platform in both Eagle and Summit counties, and is the only organization to have these machines between Denver and Salt Lake City. Learn more about lymphedema treatment at this link: www.shawcancercenter.org/services-and-treatments/lymphedema

How to Compost in the Eagle River Valley, Explained

Feb 23, 2022

Paul Abling of Walking Mountains Science Center, and Miki Salamon of Vail Health, discuss easy ways for you, depending on where you live in the valley, where you can compost waste and save your family or HOA $$$$. They also discuss how big businesses in the Vail Valley/Eagle River Valley are working to reduce their carbon footprint and meet carbon reduction goals by composting. Click the link here to learn about the Eagle County Waste Wizard app to see how/where you can compost: https://www.walkingmountains.org/sustainability-hub/recycling-and-waste-diversion/eagle-county-waste-wizard/

The SOZO® Digital Health Platform's Additional Benefits, Explained

Feb 23, 2022

The SOZO® Digital Health Platform primarily is used for the detection of lymphedema in cancer patients, but it has the added benefit of being able to be used by patients and their physicians or physical therapists to optimize health. Dr. Julie Barone of Shaw Cancer Center, and Kristin Thomas of Howard Head Sports Medicine, demonstrate how the SOZO can benefit you.

Mobile Crisis Co-Response at Your Hope Center

Feb 23, 2022

Carrie Benway and Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center brief the Eagle River Valley community on Your Hope Center's Mobile Crisis Co-Response.

Community Stabilization Program at Your Hope Center

Feb 23, 2022

Carrie Benway and Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center brief the Eagle River Valley community on their new service, the Community Stabilization Program.

How Vail Health is Fighting Climate Change, Explained

Feb 23, 2022

Paul Abling of Walking Mountains Science Center, and Miki Salamon of Vail Health, discuss how Vail Health, as part of the Climate Action Collaborative, are working to dramatically reduce carbon emissions in Eagle County. As the county's second largest employer, Vail Health is committed to the future of our community by aggressively combating climate change.

School Based Services at Your Hope Center

Feb 23, 2022

Carrie Benway and Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center brief the Eagle River Valley community on Your Hope Center's School Based Services.

The Climate Action Collaborative, Explained

Feb 23, 2022

Paul Abling of Walking Mountains Science Center, and Tim Ivancich of Vail Health, discuss what the Climate Action Collaborative in Eagle County is, and how it is bringing businesses big and small together to fight the dangerous, life-threatening climate change we're experiencing. As winters get shorter, summers get hotter, and wild fires become a greater threat to our homes and our way of life, it's important for local communities such as ours to step up and ensure a bright future for our children and grandchildren. Learn More: www.WalkingMountains.org/climate-action-collaborative/

Howard Head Sports Medicine On-Site at the 2022 Winter Olympics

Feb 22, 2022

Chris Corning, Olympian and professional snowboarder, sits down with Matt Mymern of Howard Head Sports Medicine (HHSM) to discuss the benefits of having HHSM physical therapists on-site at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in China. HHSM is the Official Medical Provider of the US Ski & Snowboard teams, and deploys their physical therapists around the world to follow globe trotting athletes.

Coping with "Olympic Depression"

Feb 22, 2022

Chris Corning, Olympian and professional snowboarder, sits down with Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical (CMM) to discuss a common ailment for Olympians post-competition: olympic depression. Chris and Shannatay discuss how locals in the Vail Valley can support their Olympians returning from China and bolster their mental/behavioral health.

How to Tackle Burnout After the Latest COVID Wave

Feb 04, 2022

For two years, frontline workers in particular have faced acute burnout and exhaustion after each successive COVID-19 variant reared its head. Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical and Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health discuss practical solutions for how employees, employers, and supervisors can open dialogue and tackle burnout together.

The New Edwards Community Health Campus, Explained

Feb 04, 2022

The new and upcoming Edwards Community Health Campus will bring more behavioral health services to Eagle County. Get the latest information on the project from Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical.

COVID-19: Future Uncertainty and Becoming Endemic

Feb 04, 2022

Though we expect more variants of COVID-19 in the future, and we're not fully out of the pandemic yet, with Eagle County's 96% vaccination rate, we're getting closer to COVID becoming endemic. Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical and Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health discuss ways to mentally navigate the ups and downs of COVID, as well as what to expect as COVID becomes endemic.

¿Necesita servicios de salud mental? ¡Estamos aquí para usted!

Jan 28, 2022

¡Les presentamos a nuestras trabajadoras sociales para la salud mental! Si usted necesita apoyo para encontrar servicios de salud mental y otros recursos que le ayuden a mejorar su bienestar, no dude en contactarnos. Llame al (970) 422-3029, o escríbanos a evbh@vailhealth.org.

What is Radon & Why it's Harmful for Your Family's Health

Jan 26, 2022

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Diego Betts, the Energy Programs Coordinator at Walking Mountains Science Center, joins Kirsten Conner of Vail Health to discuss what solutions are available to you to detect radon in your home and how to mitigate it to protect you and your family.

Moving Forward from Pandemic to Endemic

Jan 24, 2022

Chris Lindley from Vail Health and Shannatay Bergeron from Colorado Mountain Medical provide an update on the transition from pandemic to endemic. Eagle County has lifted mask mandates with a high vaccination rate and a decrease in positive COVID tests. COVID-19 is here to stay, like the flu, and Vail Health is prepared if any variant emerges. Learn more at VailHealth.org/COVID-19.

Meet OB/GYN & Robotic Surgeon Paige Monnet, MD

Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Monnet was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a new resident of the Vail Valley. She's a new OBGYN at Colorado Mountain Medical, and specializes in robotic surgery. She grew up skiing here in the mountains and knew this is where she wanted to call home one day. Her interests include minimally invasive surgery, adolescent gynecology, and endometriosis. She was trained on the Da Vinci robot and is working towards bringing this service to patients in the Vail Valley. She moved to the area with her husband, Ben (a Colorado native), and is excited to experience all that the mountains have to offer. She likes to ski, fish, and go on long walks with her husband and black lab, Luke. Dr. Monnet is excited to provide quality, evidence-based health care to her CMM patients.

Winter Skin Care Tips from Clare Foss, MD

Jan 24, 2022

There's many misconceptions around using sunscreen and skincare products during the winter ski season. Dr. Clare Foss, dermatologist at Colorado Mountain Medical, has the breakdown and tips.

Walking Mountains Science Center & Shaw Cancer Center Collaboration

Jan 24, 2022

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Together, Walking Mountains Science Center, Eagle County, and Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center work together to tackle the problem in our community. Diego Betts, the Energy Programs Coordinator at Walking Mountains Science Center, joins Kirsten Conner of Vail Health to discuss that collaboration and the benefits of it to our community.

Physical Health is #1 to Fight COVID

Jan 10, 2022

With an intense focus on vaccines, boosters, and variants, it can sometimes be easy to forget about our physical health. Keeping yourself physically fit, watching your weight, and having regularly checkups with your doctor can prepare you, along with being fully vaccinated and boosted, to fight a COVID-19 infection. Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and Harlan Austin of Howard Head Sports Medicine weigh in with some tips.

Alcohol Tips on Social Drinking

Dec 06, 2021

Kirsten Conner and Dr. Harlan Austin discuss our mountain lifestyle, holiday parties and culture that can lead to an excess of alcohol consumption. Harlan breaks down how alcohol can negatively impact our bodies and performance, as well as strategies to approach the peer pressures of having too much alcohol.

Alcohol Tips on Social Drinking

Dec 06, 2021

Kirsten Conner and Dr. Harlan Austin discuss our mountain lifestyle, holiday parties and culture that can lead to an excess of alcohol consumption. Harlan breaks down how alcohol can negatively impact our bodies and performance, as well as strategies to approach the peer pressures of having too much alcohol.