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New Facility Timeline

Facility Updates, Press Releases

UPDATE: 2016 marked a major pivot in our efforts to secure the future home for our medical center. And while a Mountain Village site had so many ideal qualities, in ending our pursuit for the wetland permit for that location behind the grocery store, the Telluride Hospital District board of directors have since gained new momentum from conversations … Continued

Oh these are changing times…maybe, sort-of, kind of

CEO Blog

I’m writing this from the airport, anxious to return home after the week spent at the the National Rural Health Association Policy Institute in Washington D.C., Here I joined health care leaders from rural communities to meet with members of the Senate and House of Representatives to discuss the healthcare needs of the communities we … Continued

January Cervical Health Awareness Month

Medical Moments, Press Releases

January 18, 2017 (Telluride, CO) — An average of 150 cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed annually in Colorado, and 2 out of every 100,000 women in Colorado will die from cervical cancer, according to the Colorado Cancer Coalition. The Telluride Regional Medical Center hopes to use Cervical Health Awareness Month as a chance to … Continued

“It was the best of times; it was the OK of times”

CEO Blog

One of the joys of my job at the Telluride Regional Medical Center is getting to understand the history of this sacred summer Ute camp, turned mining town, turned ski town and how medical care has changed and grown with each new era. Recently I stumbled upon some medical center data from 1981, when the … Continued

New equipment at Med Center aims to catch skin cancer early

Press Releases

December 21, 2016 (Telluride, CO) — Early skin cancer detection saves lives, and last month the Telluride Regional Medical Center added a new tool to their arsenal that can aid early diagnosis during regular primary care visits. With funding from the Telluride Medical Center Foundation, a dermascope has been added to the medical center’s quiver and should … Continued

Med Center CEO: You Will Not Be Turned Away at the Emergency Room

Press Releases

November 21, 2016 (Montrose, CO) — Patients arriving at the Telluride Regional Medical Center Emergency Room need not worry they’ll be turned away at the region’s only emergency department based on health insurance coverage, according to medical center CEO, John Gardner. “If you do not have insurance, you will be treated and may be billed full price. … Continued

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