Patient on the Road to Self-Sufficiency with Help From Estes Park Health Home Health Services

November 14, 2018

After a motorcycle accident, Steve Weitz received the care and support  he needed to continue his rehabilitation at home.  After a motorcycle accident on Highway 14 near Walden in August 2017, Steve Weitz says, “I could only move the index finger on my left hand and I could barely wiggle my toes on both feet.” In a single moment, the accident…

Raising Awareness of the Benefits of Hospice Care in Our Community

November 14, 2018

Estes Park Health Celebrates November’s National Hospice and Home Health Month Hospice is not a place, but it is high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness. November is National Hospice and Home Health Month, and hospice programs across the country are reaching out to help people understand all…

Pediatrician Patricia Aldridge, M.D. Joins Estes Park Health Physician Clinic

November 7, 2018

Estes Park Health welcomes Patricia Aldridge, M.D., as a part-time Pediatrician. Dr. Aldridge joined the Estes Park Health Physician Clinic on October 29, 2018. Dr. Aldridge is Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Aldridge enjoys being an intimate part of families’ lives and loves working with kids. Get to know…

Estes Park Health Welcomes New Provider Dr. Joseph Lee to the Physician Clinic

November 7, 2018

Joseph Lee, MD has officially joined Estes Park Health Physician Clinic bringing his expertise in Internal Medicine to the Estes Valley Community. Dr. Lee joined Estes Park Health as a locums, a temporary physician, in May. As Dr. Lee bonded with patients and the community, he decided that Estes Park Health was where he’d like to work permanently and that…

Estes Park Health Begins Surgicalist Physician Services

November 7, 2018

With the decision by Dr. Woodard to focus his practice on Wound Care only, Estes Park Health evaluated the best options to provide surgical care to the community. Estes Park Health has contracted with Rural Physicans Group (RPG) for surgicalists. A surgicalist is a highly trained, board-certified surgeon who provides surgical services in the hospital and outpatient clinic. RPG embodies…

Estes Park Health Earns Level IV Trauma Re-Certification

October 26, 2018

The State of Colorado certified Estes Park Health as a Level IV Trauma Center last week, marking the 19th year of certification. “We met all their criteria without reservation,” said Scott Chew, MD, Chief of Trauma Services. Level IV certification reflects Estes Park Health’s commitment to providing the highest levels of care. “In Colorado, it’s not required to be a…

Physician Recruitment Moves Forward at Estes Park Health

October 26, 2018

Ongoing physician recruitment to provide access to care is a top Strategic Initiative for Estes Park Health in 2018, and an area where there has been substantial success. New physicians for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics To increase our access to high quality care in the Estes Valley, Estes Park Health has successfully recruited Joseph Lee, MD, and Julie Schneider, MD,…

End of Life Presentation

October 26, 2018

Estes Park Health held three informational End-of-Life presentations. The goal of the sessions was to share what services are offered by Estes Park Health to assist our community in living all of their days with dignity: Advance Directives Home Health Services Hospice Care Living Center Chief Nursing Officer, Cindy Standlee, addressed the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act and shared valuable information you might…

Estes Park Health Proposed Urgent Care Center Q & A

October 22, 2018

Why do Estes Park residents need a comprehensive Urgent Care Center? Based on the 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment, the current services and limited hours provided by Estes Park Health Walk-in Clinic, UCHealth Timberline Medical Center Urgent Care, and Estes Park Salud Family Health Center do not meet our community’s desire for increased access to urgent care and health services. …

Protecting Young Brains, One Helmet at a Time

September 27, 2018

The Estes Park Health Medical Executive Committee (MEC) continually seeks out ways to give back to the community. Each member of the MEC contributes to a fund that is used to fulfill wellness needs. The MEC opted to allocate funds to the Estes Park High School athletes. With the guidance of the High School Athletic Director, two distinct needs were…