Chairman of the Telluride Regional Medical Center, Larry Mallard and Mountain Village Mayor, Dan Jansen present an update regarding the current facility, the need for a new facility and additional services to meet the demands of a growing community, and findings from the recent Feasibility Study and Funding Summit. To watch the meeting, follow this link – Update regarding the current facility
A Medical Center for Today… and Tomorrow
Since 1978 the Telluride Regional Medical Center has served the region from a small residential building in the Depot District of Telluride. Before that, residents found medical care at Dr. Hall’s Hospital at the top of Fir Street (today’s Telluride Historical Museum).
Over the years Telluride Regional Medical Center has become renowned for world-class medical staff and services. Today Telluride Regional Medical Center is the area’s only 24-hour emergency, Level 5 Trauma Care Center and the sole provider of primary care, six days a week, to both residents and visitors to the region. And while the care and services are exceptional, in order to accommodate the current population, future growth the scarcity of developable parcels of land, there is immense pressure to secure the future of healthcare for the region.
Support Telluride Regional Medical Center in our efforts to ensure high quality healthcare for today, tomorrow and the next fifty years.
A new home in Mountain Village
After years of negotiations, vetting, evaluations, studies, consultants, elections and occasional controversy, the Telluride Hospital District (THD) announced in November of 2014 the future site for a new regional medical center will be in Mountain Village—located behind The Market at Mountain Village and Mountain Village Town Hall. THD is counting on community support in all phases of planning, funding and building the new facility over the next five years.
In choosing a new location for a regional medical center THD board members rated sites on suitability for building and construction costs, total facility cost to the community, availability of funding mechanisms, potential for future growth, convenient access to primary care and carbon footprint in building design.
The THD board also considered public input and independent recommendations from a Community Advisory Committee and Frauenshuh Consulting, a medical site selection-consulting firm.