Vail Valley Medical Center hosts future plan meeting
Ryan Summerlin July 23, 2014
VAIL — Vail Valley Medical Center will host a public meeting to present its new master facility plan to the community Monday. The meeting is set for 5 to 7 p.m. in the Grand View Room atop the Lionshead parking structure in Vail. There will be a presentation by hospital officials, followed by a question and answer session.
Established in 1965, hospital’s infrastructure is due for modernization. With construction scheduled to begin in the summer of 2015, the medical campus will aim to exceed the expectations of the patients served. The facility will contribute to improvements in patient care, safety and privacy as well as improve operational efficiencies. Patient access and parking will be dramatically improved by moving the hospital’s main entrance to South Frontage Road, increasing parking (including covered parking) and making emergency care more convenient.
‘VAIL’S HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE’
“We’re pleased with the progress we’re making on Vail’s hospital of the future, and we look forward to sharing the plan with our community on (Monday),” said VVMC President and CEO Doris Kirchner.
Since initiating the facility plan process more than two years ago, medical center officials have asked for input from the community, hospital employees and medical staff. The medical center has also been working closely with town of Vail staff to discuss the feasibility and goals of the master facility plan.