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What should I know about the Zika Virus?

Medical Moments

Heather Linder

This Medical Moment is part one of a two part series on Zika virus. The Zika virus is a flavivirus related to dengue and yellow fever that is primarily transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. There is no vaccine to prevent Zika. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently advise against travel to countries experiencing Zika … Continued

2016 Election Update

Press Releases


April 7, 2016 (TELLURIDE) — Five candidates will vie for three Board of Director seats for the Telluride Hospital District this May. Board seats currently held by Larry Mallard (Board Chair), Richard Betts and Davis Fansler (Vice-President) are up for election. Full THD board roster here. All three current board members up for reelection will … Continued


Press Releases


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR TELLURIDE HOSPITAL DISTRICT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the Telluride Hospital District of San Miguel County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular election will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, … Continued

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

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