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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

The flu is not…

Medical Moments, Press Releases

As a refresher, Eric Johnson reminds us, what the flu or Influenza is and is not: The Flu Is Not: nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, (commonly called stomach flu). The Flu Is: a respiratory illness characterized by high fever, cough, nasal congestion, body aches and headache. “Flu is serious. Flu is unpredictable,” in the words of Dr. Thomas … Continued

Hospital District Withdraws Wetland Permit, Still Determined to Find Future Home for Health Care

Facility Updates, Press Releases

October 31, 2016 (Telluride, CO) – After a process spanning more than 18 months, the Telluride Hospital District, upon consultation with the Town of Mountain Village, has withdrawn its wetlands permit application to the United States Army Corps of Engineers and will begin anew the search for a future home for the region’s healthcare. If granted, the permit … Continued

So Many Patients and the Faces that Greet Them

CEO Blog

This week, as we examined and announced our growth in patient volume, I couldn’t help but to think of our front line staff. Amazingly they accommodated 21,036 patient visits last year, a 13% increase over the previous year (read more on our growth here). I recently met with two of our Patient Relations staffers over takeout and learned just … Continued

Patient visits and services continue to grow at the Telluride Regional Medical Center

Facility Updates, Press Releases

October 27, 2016 (Telluride, CO) — This week the Telluride Regional Medical Center announced their emergency and primary care departments accommodated 21,036 patient visits last year, a 13% increase over the previous year and consistent with growth trends over the past six years. Two significant areas of growth, according to Telluride Regional Medical Center CEO John Gardner, are … Continued

Don’t Go Down This Flu Season

Medical Moments, Press Releases

The flu shot is here! Influenza, or “the flu” is a respiratory virus that typically affects North America as early as October and lasts through May. The flu can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Severe cases of influenza lead to hospitalization and death. The elderly, the young and people who are immunocompromised, or have … Continued

October & November are Preventative Care Months

Medical Moments, Press Releases

Uninsured or under-insured? The Telluride Regional Medical Center offers discounted Blood Draws throughout October and November. Serious medical conditions can go undetected for up to two years—without noticeable symptoms. A blood draw provides your primary care physician the best information about your health. Schedule a blood draw then discuss the results with your Primary Care provider at … Continued

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