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Telluride Regional Medical Center initiating Winter Wellness Challenge.

Press Releases

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

What is Kratom?

Medical Moments

Paul Koelliker

Kratom is the street name for a drug that is currently illegal in only a handful of states. It is derived from the leaves of a tree in Southeast Asia and its scientific name is Mitragyna speciosa. This tree grows naturally in Thailand and its use there has been outlawed for 70 years. It is … Continued

THD to Consider New Site

Facility Updates, Press Releases

March 10, 2016 (TELLURIDE, CO) — The Telluride Hospital District (THD), which is the governing body of the Telluride Medical Center, has until March 25 to respond with due diligence to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s questions regarding a Society Turn parcel as a possible location for the region’s new medical facility. Conversations between THD and … Continued

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

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