Estes Park Health Patient Portal Moves to My Health Connection

November 21, 2019

After a careful and thorough search, it was decided that UCHealth’s instance of Epic electronic health record (EHR) would serve Estes Park Health patients and providers best. Many Estes Park Health patients also see healthcare providers at UCHealth. Seamless access to clinical charts at both Estes Park Health and UCHealth will improve quality and continuity of care for our patients. …

Estes Park Health’s Epic Electronic Health Record at Will Positively Impact Your Care

November 13, 2019

On your next visit to Estes Park Health you will enter the new world of the Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR). The Epic EHR system (Epic.com) is one of the largest patient electronic health record system in the world –  250 million patients have a current electronic health record in Epic. Epic EHR Improves Continuity of Your Care Many of…

Help Estes Park Health EMS Teams Find You

November 8, 2019

You don’t expect to have to call 911, but you should be prepared in the event the unexpected happens to you. Estes Park is privileged to have one of the best ambulance crews in Colorado, but they can only help you if they can find you. Consider making these updates to your house number sign The Estes Park Health EMS…

Lung Injury Associated with Vaping is a Crisis

October 30, 2019

34 deaths and 1,604 cases of lung injury have been reported In an article on October 1 by Dr. Patricia Aldridge, Estes Park Health shared, “There are now six reported deaths in Colorado, and 15 nationally from vaping. There are also more than 450 possible cases of lung disease caused by electronic cigarettes.” On October 22, the Center for Disease…

Get Your Flu Shot!

October 23, 2019

Estes Park Health is already seeing patients who have the flu. You can schedule your flu shot appointment by calling 970-586-2200. The CDC states that the immunizations are especially important for those at a high risk for serious flu-related complications and those who live with or care for people at high risk, including: Children younger than 5, but especially those…

Estes Park Health is Leasing Space for the Urgent Care Center

October 23, 2019

Anticipated Urgent Care Center Opening is Spring 2020 You may have noticed the construction across from the Safeway Gas Station on 420 Steamer Drive. That building project is the future home of Alarado Business Park. You might wonder who the owners/developers are of the Alarado Business Park. The developer of the building and owner of this property is Alarado Properties…

Know How to Properly Dispose of Sharps

October 23, 2019

Estes Park Health has had many questions recently about the proper disposal of “sharps”. Sharps is a medical term for devices with a sharp point or edges that can cut or puncture the skin. Many people use sharps at home, work or while traveling to manage medical conditions like diabetes, cancer, arthritis, blood clotting disorders and more. Each year approximately…

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…