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Local Organizations Partner to Expand Care for Serious Illnesses

Press Releases

The Telluride Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork), will soon boost palliative services with a program to coordinate care for patients with serious, advanced or chronic illnesses, thanks to a grant from the Saul Zaentz Charitable Trust Palliative care is specialized medical care for serious illness that aims to improve quality … Continued

Overheard around town

CEO Blog

  Meet me for coffee & conversation… Med Center Matters: Wednesday, July 13, 9a.m. at Between the Cover’s High Alpine Coffee. Meet John Gardner, the Telluride Regional Medical Center’s new CEO to share ideas and learn about the new facility envisioned for the community. And, as always, reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns: [email protected] As new members to this community, my wife Jeannie … Continued

Telluride Women Give Annual Event

Press Releases

Telluride Women Give

2nd Annual Women Give Event to Illuminate Women’s Hormone Health Members of Telluride Women Give, the Telluride Medical Center Foundation’s philanthropic giving circle, are invited to the 2nd Annual Women Give event on August 3 at 5p.m. at Sally Harley’s garden on 229 North Pine St. This year’s event will include appetizers, drinks and “Living in Balance,” … Continued

It’s a huge undertaking. And we’re ready.

CEO Blog

It’s a bit unnerving to prepare my first communication to the community that my wife Jeannie and I are now calling home. It’s also exciting and I’m honored to join this team and help lead the changes that are ahead of the Telluride Regional Medical Center in the coming years. This is the right time … Continued

Safety Statistics

Helipad Facts

There have been zero (0) civilian or general public deaths (people on the ground) resulting from a medical helicopter or hospital heliport in the past 30 years in the country. In that time, incredible improvements have been made in helicopter technology and safety. The modern helicopters that service Telluride have advanced safety equipment including night … Continued

How often will the heliport be used?

Helipad Facts

Since 2011, on average, Telluride Regional Medical Center has utilized helicopter transfers for less than 10% of all transfers, with the average number of helicopter medical transfers at 12.4%. When critically ill patients require time-sensitive transfers to other medical facilities, transfers will be at the discretion of the attending physicians, who make decisions solely based … Continued

Why does our community need a medical heliport?

Helipad Facts

In Emergency Care, minutes matter. At the current Telluride Regional Medical Center, where there is no heliport on site, when it’s determined that a critically ill patient needs to be transferred to another facility, the patient in Telluride Regional Medical Center care must be transferred from Telluride Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department to Emergency Medical … Continued

Lead exposure in children

Medical Moments

Kent Gaylord

Since lead was removed from gasoline and paint and reduced in factory emissions in the United States, symptomatic lead poisoning in Children is now rare. As the recent events in Flint Michigan demonstrate though, lead poisoning in children is an important topic to discuss. Who is at risk for lead exposure? Children are considered at … Continued

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