DNV-GL made an unexpected visit to Estes Park Health

March 18, 2019

The results of our progress were very good.  Accreditation is a way for a healthcare organization to meet regulatory standards established by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Not only meeting regulations, but also demonstrating the organization’s commitment to high levels of performance and patient care by driving Continuous Quality Improvement. Accreditation programs directly impact the clinical outcomes…

We Added Health to Our Name Because It’s Our Mission

March 7, 2019

Estes Park Health provides compassionate care, by local healthcare professionals, in an era of impersonal managed care.  Estes Park Health offers healthcare services from the start of life to the end of like, and everything between. “Providing excellent, compassionate health care to the Estes Park Valley is our privilege,” states Larry Leaming, Chief Executive Officer of Estes Park Health. “Our mission…

General Surgery Service Options Close to Home

March 1, 2019

You don’t have to travel out of Estes Park for Great Care Surgical services are now available at Estes Park Health 24/7/365 to take care of your scheduled or emergent surgery needs. You can stay close to home and close to your primary care physician – no need to travel down the hill. Our general surgeons, David Reitter, MD, Steven…

Shorter wait times to see a surgeon, shorter wait times for surgery and one-on-on care

February 22, 2019

It starts with a dull ache in your hip, knee or shoulder. Then walking, biking and hiking – the things you came to Estes Park to do – becomes increasingly painful and you stop doing the things you love. This scenario is one that Aaron Florence, DO, Orthopedic Surgeon and Michael Grant, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon want to help you change….

Heart disease claims 2,200 lives every day

February 15, 2019

February is Heart Health Month Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans. In addition to heart disease, 103 million adults have high blood pressure and 6.5 million are living with heart failure. The startling fact is that 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action. It’s not too late to make simple lifestyle changes that…

The path to healthier sleep is often the path to a healthier life.

February 5, 2019

The American Sleep Apnea Association stated that, “Untreated sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss are associated with a significant increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, certain types of cancer, automobile crashes, on-the-job accidents and total mortality; along with impaired work productivity, academic performance and reduced quality of life.” Since 2009, the…

Medical Fears Will Disappear at the Annual Stuffed Friend Clinic Day

January 24, 2019

Stuffed friends will undergo a series of screenings and procedures at Estes Park Health Stuffed animals have long provided security to children in times of distress or anxiety. Estes Park Health wants to help our young patients learn that a visit to the hospital or their physician doesn’t have to be scary. So, we are holding our annual Stuffed Friend…

New Chief and Vice Chief of Staff are announced.

January 24, 2019

Dr. John Meyer is the new Chief of Staff and Dr. Robyn Zehr will serve as Vice Chief of Staff John Meyer, MD, has assumed the role of Chief of Staff and will serve in that role for the next two years. “My peers voted me into this role and I’m excited to take it on,” shared Dr. Meyer. “I am…

Understanding the End-of-Life Options Act for Estes Park Health

January 11, 2019

The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act was approved by Colorado voters in 2016. The Act: Allows an eligible terminally ill individual, with a prognosis of six months or less to live, to request and self-administer aid-in-dying medication in order to voluntarily end his or her life; Authorizes a physician to prescribe aid-in-dying medication to a terminally ill individual under certain conditions;…

Remain Close to Home and Receive Excellent Wound Care Treatment

January 11, 2019

Thanks to a generous donation from the Estes Park Health Foundation, the Wound Care Clinic offers advanced healing options. Many people suffer from chronic open sores that can become seriously infected. A variety of factors can influence a wound to become chronic and refuse to heal. Some factors include circulation problems, cancer treatments, age or being a diabetic. Estes Park…