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Should snowboarders wear wrist guards?​

Medical Moments

Diana Koelliker

The answer is absolutely! The top three types of injuries seen among snowboarders in the ER are head injuries/concussions, shoulder injuries and wrist injuries. Although many skiers and snowboarders now wear helmets on the mountain, wrist guards are not as common. Wrist injuries most commonly seen in the ER are sprains and fractures. Studies have … Continued

The Telluride Regional Medical Center increases Primary Care staff to four providers, five days a week to accommodate demand.

Press Releases

In the face of a 14% increase in Primary Care (PC) visits at the Telluride Regional Medical Center (Telluride Regional Medical Center) in 2015, the Telluride community may have experienced challenges with scheduling appointments, especially same day appointments. With continued growth, the Telluride Regional Medical Center is striving to accommodate patients and has expanded it’s … Continued

The Telluride Regional Medical Center experiences continued growth and maintains high patient satisfaction in 2015.

Press Releases

January 20, 2016 (TELLURIDE) – The Telluride Regional Medical Center (Telluride Regional Medical Center) experienced yet another busy year in 2015. The Primary Care (PC) and Emergency Departments (ED) saw increases in patient visits of 14% and 8%, respectively over the previous year. The offices of the administrative staff were moved off site to make … Continued

What is pink eye and how is it treated?

Medical Moments

Conjunctivitis (commonly referred to as pink eye) is a term that indicates inflammation of the Conjunctiva.  The conjunctiva consists of two parts, one that covers the inside surface of the eyelids, and one that covers the white surface of the eye (sclera).  Conjunctivitis is most commonly caused by a viral infection, but can be caused … Continued

What do I do if someone is choking?

Medical Moments

Dan Hehir

Every year in the US about 3000 people die from choking. Knowing how to immediately treat someone who is choking could save a life. The steps are simple. First, if someone is choking, assess the situation. If they are able to cough, speak or breathe, do not intervene. It is best to let the person … Continued

Care Management in a Mountain Town. Telluride Regional Medical Center initiating Winter Wellness Challenge

Press Releases

December 27, 2015 (TELLURIDE) – When many of us think of Telluride, we often think of a youthful community of fit individuals drawn to the region’s endless beauty and opportunities for outdoor activity. Depending on the season, you’ll find us skiing or riding single track, playing league hockey or softball, snowshoeing or hiking. It’s easy … Continued

My child has the flu, what should I do?

Medical Moments

Simon Kotlyar

My child has a fever, what should I do? Fever in children is usually a result of the immune systems response to an infection and it is one of the most common reasons for parents and their little ones to seek medical care. Generally speaking, an armpit reading above 100°F or a rectal temperature above … Continued

Community Update

Facility Updates, Press Releases

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 … Continued

Funding Strategy and Path to New Medical Center in Mountain Village Presentation

Facility Updates, Press Releases

October 6, 2015 (TELLURIDE) – Telluride Hospital District (THD) Chairman Larry Mallard and Mountain Village Mayor Dan Jansen facilitated a community update on plans for the new Telluride Regional Medical Center (TMC) in Mountain Village. The presentation outlined the limitations of the current facility in the face of a growing community, and addressed financing strategies … Continued

Wetlands Permit Pending

Facility Updates, Press Releases

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has posted Public Notice SPK-2014-01067 here. The Telluride Regional Medical Center has applied for a permit to place fill material in approximately 0.45 acre of waters of the United States to construct a medical facility. This project is located in the Town of Mountain Village, north of … Continued

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