Vail hospital not moving anytime soon |

Vail hospital not moving anytime soon

Lauren Glendenning
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Doris Kirchner, the new chief executive officer of the Vail Valley Medical Center, reassured the Vail Town Council Tuesday that the hospital isn’t moving downvalley anytime soon.

Kirchner said the hospital is committed to growth and to the Vail community, particularly to the relationship with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic, which she called the hospital’s “orthopedic engine.”

“We’re working with them to make sure they stay in Vail,” Kirchner said.

She told council members the hospital is looking to do a major renovation of its emergency room and would submit an application to the town in the spring of 2010. Beyond that, she said, the hospital hopes to add a fourth floor and a sky bridge that would connect the hospital to the US Bank building.

“We look forward to working with council as we plan our future together,” Kirchner said.

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