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Aspen Valley Hospital Expands Access to Care

Aspen Valley Hospital Expands Access to Care

Deborah Breen, President & CEO
Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation

The AVH Board's vision is for our hospital to be a leader in fostering our community as the healthiest in the nation.

Achieving our Board's vision requires a transformation effort we call "Population Health Innovation," which is how we describe our various efforts to assure our community is well cared for across the continuum of physical and mental healthcare services, and that our services are accessible throughout the mid- and upper valley. This means we are becoming a community-owned Network of Care.

Our network is comprised of your community hospital (since 1891!) as well as multiple locations throughout our service area where we provide a broad array of healthcare services that meet the needs of our community and visitors from around the world. These include our seasonal Snowmass Care Clinic that is located in the Snowmass Village Mall (with plans to relocate to the base of Snowmass Village in late 2019), which sees patients injured on the mountain as well as walk-in patients seeking care for injuries and illnesses of all kinds. In Basalt, the After-Hours Medical Care practice provides care by board-certified emergency and family medicine physicians who treat acute illness and injuries. The walk-in clinic is available after hours and on weekends and is staffed with registered nurses and X-ray technologists.

Our network also features alternative care sites in the midvalley for surgeries and MRIs, where patients can receive state-of-the-art healthcare closer to home and at a lower price point. The hospital's midvalley campus includes the Midvalley Surgery Center, providing same-day surgery procedures in the specialties of gastroenterology, orthopedics and pain management; and the neighboring Midvalley Imaging Center, offering MRI scans.

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AVH is also proud to be associated with our well-respected community physicians in a wide array of specialties. Also, several specialists are part of our newly developed AVH Center for Medical Care, which operates practices in the areas of: cardiology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT) and OrthoAspen – and as a note of importance, OrthoAspen recently linked arms with the No. 1 orthopedic hospital in the country, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Many other practices partner with AVH, such as our hospital-based general and specialty surgeons associated with Surgical Specialists of Colorado, and our radiology specialists at Radiology Imaging Associates.

As our community grows, so will our network of care to meet your needs. In 2019, several significant projects will be undertaken to expand medical office space, replace and upgrade technology, and recruit needed physicians. All of these projects, programs and investments are undertaken with one single objective: to improve the overall health of our community.

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