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Vail hospital to talk about its economics

Lauren Glendenning
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – The Vail Valley Medical Center estimates that it can double its economic impact to the area to $2 billion over 10 years.

Vail Valley Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Doris Kirchner and Steadman Clinic Chief Executive Officer Lyon Steadman are scheduled to present a slideshow to the Vail Town Council on Tuesday night outlining the hospital’s local economic impacts, which include $203.5 million in net patient revenue in 2010, up from $12.7 million in 1990.

The presentation also will outline goals for the future, which include growing the reputation as a premier destination for outdoor activities and medical tourism, enhancing the hospital’s services and providing excellent high school training and care for athletes in the region.

The hospital plans to discuss why it needs more capacity to handle the world-renowned doctors who want to come to Vail and how it plans to increase destination patients and medical tourism in Vail.

The presentation is scheduled during the council’s meeting, which begins at 6 p.m.

Community Editor Lauren Glendenning can be reached at 970-748-2983 or

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