Meet Epic, the new electronic medical record at Estes Park Health

October 11, 2019

In the early hours of Saturday, November 9, 2019, Estes Park Health will convert several of its electronic health record (EHR) systems to Epic, the leading provider of electronic medical records in the country. Why the change? As electronic medical records advanced over the years, the advantages of having a single electronic health record (EHR) throughout EPH became clear. After…

Estes Park Health Pediatrician Shares the Dangers of Vaping

October 11, 2019

Patricia Aldridge, MD, is a crusader for stopping vaping in our community and especially with our youth. Here is what she would like to share. Vaping, or electronic cigarettes have sky-rocketed in popularity. The most concerning population of growing users is adolescents.  Electronic cigarettes are being advertised as safer than traditional cigarettes. Unfortunately the opposite is true, as evidenced by…

REACH Pursues Mental Health Help for the Community

September 26, 2019

Rural Estes Alliance for Community Health Pursues Mental Health Pathways The Rural Estes Alliance for Community Health (REACH) provides and supports community wide initiatives and education designed to improve the overall health and well-being of those in the Estes Valley. The current REACH committee members include: Estes Park Health, Salud Family Health Centers, UCHealth Timberline Medical Center, CO-SLAW, Estes Park…

CEO Search Continues

September 26, 2019

The Estes Park Health Board of Directors has selected the healthcare executive search firm B. E. Smith as their partner to identify the next Estes Park Health Chief Executive Officer (CEO). B.E. Smith ( ) was recently named Modern Healthcare’s top healthcare executive search firm for 2019 based on the total number of candidate placements. This was the fourth…

Visit to answer your questions!

September 12, 2019

Want to know more about Estes Park Health? Estes Park Health is moving at the speed of healthcare – that’s fast. We work to keep our community informed by putting articles in the paper, posts on Facebook and sending stakeholder emails. But, we want to remind you that your greatest resource for up-to-date information about Estes Park Health is….

Patients will notice a change in how their bill looks

September 4, 2019

New Epic System for Estes Park Health Starts November 9, 2019 Estes Park Health will soon be delivering on another strategic initiative. In order to remain strong, independent, and community-owned, the Estes Park Health Senior Leadership Team recognized the need to move the financial, human resources, and frontline and ancillary clinical departments to one platform. The platform that was chosen…

Estes Park Health CEO to retire in February 2020

August 26, 2019

Estes Park Health (EPH) CEO Dr. Larry Leaming has announced his plan to retire on February 15, 2020.  He made the announcement today to allow time for the Estes Park Health Board of Directors to find the right replacement.  Dr. Leaming has served as Chief Executive Officer for Estes Park Health for the past three years and plans to remain…

Dr. Mize joins Estes Park Health in Internal Medicine

August 26, 2019

Estes Park Health is proud and excited to announce Nicholaus Mize, DO, has joined the Estes Park Health Physician Clinic. His plan of practice is Internal Medicine Primary Care and Palliative and Hospice Medicine. Dr. Mize is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board Eligible in Palliative Care. Dr. Mize wants the Estes Valley community to know:  You can count…

Breastfeeding education improves health for moms and babies

August 15, 2019

Helping our community make healthy lifestyle choices is not only for the adults in Estes Park. At the Estes Park Health Birth Center, we help the newest members to our community – 91 in 2018 – start their healthy life journey out right. Our exceptional Birth Center staff includes: Board Certified OB/GYN physician Dr. Martin Koschnitzke, Board Certified Pediatricians Dr….

Back to School Backpack Safety

August 8, 2019

Backpacks should not weigh more than 10 – 15% of a child’s body weight! The Back to School backpack is a very emotional decision for kids. It should also be a well thought out decision by parents. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shared that annual backpack related injuries send 5,000 children to the Emergency Department and more than 14,000…