The Importance of Advanced Directives

March 31, 2020

By Dr. Nicholaus Mize, Estes Park Health Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Provider What are Advance Directives? They are written instructions to medical caregivers that define what forms and levels of care a patient wants for their body, when the patient is unable to make the decisions verbally due to their underlying illness. They aid all involved to help determine…

Estes Park Health Response & Planning for the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020

PLEASE CONTINUE TO STAY AT HOME AND SOCIAL DISTANCE: We recognize that staying home and being away from family and friends is very difficult. Your continued effort to social (physical) distance will be the difference in how Estes Park Health is able to manage the COVID-19 health crisis. By you staying home, we can stay at work and help those…

 Larimer County Public Health Director Issues Stay-at-Home Order to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

March 25, 2020

­­ Contact: Katie O’Donnell 970-646-1756 kodonnell@larimer.org               Date: March 25, 2020 Fort Collins, CO — On March 25, 2020, the Larimer County Public Health Director issued a Larimer County Public Health Order to Stay-At-Home effective March 26, 2020 through April 17, 2020. Larimer County Officials estimate that transmission has already been reduced based on previous measures taken in Larimer County and…

Estes Park Health Shifts Resources to Accommodate Potential Patient Needs

March 23, 2020

Last week, Estes Park Health started looking at each service line to determine which support services are essential to safely care for our patients needing services. Decisions were made on what support services could be cancelled and/or moved to a later date. We are aware that this has caused some concerns in the community that Estes Park Health is closing….

Estes Park Health’s Proactive Management of the COVID-19 Epidemic in our Community

March 19, 2020

With an abundance of caution, Estes Park Health has been working since the announcement of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, to set up policies and procedures to keep our community and our Estes Park Health staff safe. We did not wait for a positive case to set up a Clinical Operations Team. This team, in collaboration with the Medical Staff, the…

Recommendations for At-Risk Community Members

March 17, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recommendations for Persons at Higher Risk Get ready for COVID-19 now Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions…

March 17, 2020 COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020

Definitions of COVID Screening & Testing Terms In an effort to help our residents and visitors be aware of the status of the COVID-19 virus in the Estes Valley, we want you to know that there are still, as of the writing of this article, no positive or positive cases of COVID-19 in the Estes Valley. We continue to constantly…

Cornavirus (COVID-19) reaches Colorado

March 6, 2020

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news channels across the country and the world, Estes Park Health (EPH) continues to take an aggressive and proactive approach to not only prepare for the potential of the presence the virus in Colorado, but in our Estes Valley. Estes Park Health is collaborating every day with the national Centers for Disease…

Estes Park Health Reminds Community of Cold and Flu Season Precautions

February 21, 2020

Temporary precautionary limitation on visitation now in place at Estes Park Health. The Living Center is on visitor restrictions until further notice because of an influenza outbreak.  As the northern hemisphere dips deeper into the winter months, cold and flu season swings into full effect. No community is immune to these annual outbreaks, and in order to ensure the health…

Estes Park Health CEO Larry Leaming Retires

February 21, 2020

It’s been a successful three years! Estes Park Health bid “Bon Voyage” to CEO Dr. Larry Leaming on February 14 with a reception in the Estes Park Health Lobby. Staff and community members took the time to stop by and wish Dr. Leaming well on his next life chapter called retirement. Dr. Leaming shared, “I’ve been working in healthcare for…