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Telluride Regional Medical Center Earns Highest National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Press Releases

August 8, 2016 (TELLURIDE, CO.) — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that the Telluride Regional Medical Center has received a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that … Continued

Dr. Robert Pinkert Appointed to Hospital District Board

Press Releases

July 29, 2016 (TELLURIDE, CO.) — Telluride Hospital District board members agreed today to appoint Dr. Robert Pinkert as the replacement for an open board seat during a regularly scheduled board meeting. During Friday’s meeting board president Larry Mallard issued his immediate resignation with the news that he and his family will be relocating to Sun Valley, Idaho for … Continued

Has the Telluride Medical Center seen an increase in patients due to recreational marijuana use?

Medical Moments

Dr. Diana Koellier

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, the Telluride Medical Center has seen more marijuana related cases.  Dr. Koelliker says the ER team has dealt with many patients having marijuana related complaints.  Thankfully, there have been no deaths or patients requiring hospitalization.  However, the Telluride Medical Center has seen patients that have been injured due to … Continued

Edible Marijuana Sending Some to ER

Medical Moments

Dr. Dan Hehir

FROM THE ARCHIVES: February 7, 2014 (TELLURIDE, COLO) — Last month Colorado became the first state to allow the retail sale of marijuana for recreational use. According to the Telluride Medical Center, one trend that has accompanied the legalization is an increase in the number of patients seen locally for marijuana related complications. The problem, … Continued

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

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