Walk-in Appointments are Available

July 17, 2019

Summer is a very busy time at Estes Park Health with the return of our summer residents and many visitors. Estes Park Health has implemented many positive changes in the Physician Clinic (formerly Estes Park Medical Group) to create greater access to care for our diverse community’s health care needs. What is the availability of same day and walk-in appointments…

Estes Park Health Urgent Care Center

July 12, 2019

Anticipated Opening is February/March 2020 You may have noticed the huge hole in the ground across from the Safeway Gas Station on Steamer Drive. That building project is the future home of Alarado Business Park. Estes Park Health will be leasing space on the first floor of the building for the new Urgent Care Center Service Line. “Our goal at…

Why a Critical Access Hospital?

June 28, 2019

What does it mean to be a Critical Access Hospital During the May Estes Park Health Board meeting, Chief Financial Officer, Tim Cashman, presented on what it means for Estes Park Health to be a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in the current healthcare realm. Community members who were present at the meeting and heard Mr. Cashman’s presentation, felt like this…

New! Medication Take-Back Station

June 10, 2019

Located on the First Floor in the Physician Clinic Waiting Room. Take back hours are: Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Please use your medications safely: Use medications only as directed Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice Only take medications prescribed to you Don’t share with others! Learn…

Not paying the ransom would have cost much more

June 7, 2019

Since relaying that the insurance company negotiated and paid the ransom for keys to unlock crucial computer data, the question has arisen as to why the decision was made to have the insurance company pay.  The decision, while weighty, was quite simple.  In the news recently are tales of businesses that chose not to negotiate with the ransomware attackers, and…

Initial Email Communications on Cyber Attack at Estes Park Health

June 7, 2019

June 2, 2019 Email Communication Ransomware Cryptovirus Attack At approximately 1:30 a.m., June 2, 2019 Estes Park Health was hit with a Ransomware cryptovirus. The Estes Park Health network is down and that includes all phones and email, and some critical computer components are unavailable. Estes Park Health has contacted support agencies and law enforcement to help locate the cause…

Estes Park Health is Recovering Quickly from Cyber-Attack

June 4, 2019

Patient Safety and Care were at the center of every decision After the Sunday morning, June 2, malware attack, Estes Park Health was functioning in a normal state, in most of our services, by early Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, this type of attack is far too common in the world today. Several large corporations were attacked in a similar fashion this…

New Chief Nursing Officer Announced

May 21, 2019

Meet Terri Brandt Correia BSN, RN, CNOR, MBA. Terri has moved to Estes Park, CO, from Lexington, OR to join the Estes Park Health Senior Leadership Team. Terri listed her objective for serving in the CNO position as: “I seek to utilize my skills as an effective leader to support the Mission, Vision and Values of Estes Park Health. I…

What should you know about measles?

May 16, 2019

A message from Patti Aldridge, MD, Pediatrician, Estes Park Health and Iris Burgard, Medical Student, Rocky Vista Medical School A recent New York Times article quoted some startling statistics that have been reported by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “A total of 839 cases of the measles have been reported as of May 10, 2019 for this year….

Why Does My Doctor Need to Know All My Medications?

May 7, 2019

Medication Management is identified as the most common patient safety concern in the United States. Many people are seen in multiple health care settings like a hospital, emergency room or specialists’ office. In each setting medications can be prescribed or updated by the health care provider and can be recorded in multiple patient health records.  There is not one universal…