An Easier Way In

New handicap ramp improves patient access to primary care

The Telluride Regional Medical Center announced this week the completion of a handicap ramp built to accommodate patients accessing primary care services. 

The project was funded by Telluride Women Give, a philanthropic giving circle of the Telluride Medical Center Foundation and, according to Kate Wadley, the executive director of the Telluride Medical Center Foundation, “a leadership network of community-minded women who do more than donate; they invest and collaborate to create specific programs that make a difference in the lives of women, children and their families.”

Prior to the addition of the ramp, patients with special needs entering the clinic's primary care lobby had to either navigate steps or use the emergency entrance on the other side of the building.

“This is a much needed addition to our facility to protect our patients and to provide reasonable entry to everyone who comes through our doors,” said John Gardner, CEO of the medical center.

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the medical center inhabiting their 1960’s era facility, that’s half the size of what it should be according to independent reports.

While the Hospital District continues their search for a site suitable to build a new medical center, the organization continues to modify their leased facility to accommodate patients.

Later this year a Wellness Annex will be added to accommodate the growing mental health services and staff available at the clinic.