Bishop Plumbing & Heating would like to announce that Joe Hultquist has successfully passed his master plumbing examination, giving him recognition as a licensed master plumber. To qualify for the license, candidates must have five years of practical experience and pass the state examination. Joe Hultquist joined Bishop Plumbing in 2002 and became a stockholder in 2004. His dedication and expertise in the field has been a major contributor to the Bishop Plumbing’s success. We congratulate Joe for his achievements.
Vail Dermatology announces the opening of a new, full-time office in the Willits Medical Center in Basalt. Vail Dermatology specializes in comprehensive treatment of the skin, hair and nails including treatment for skin cancer, rashes, acne, psoriasis, eczema and cosmetic concerns. Dr. Karen Nern, Dr. Jean Urquhart, and Dr. Hallie McDonald are board certified dermatologists, and Sarah Youngblood is a specialized dermatology physician assistant.Dr. Hallie McDonald joined our practice this year, and allowed us to have enough doctors to expand our practice to a new location. We considered many options before choosing Willits. We have had very loyal patients in the Roaring Fork Valley for the past several years who were willing to drive to Edwards to see us. At their encouragement, we decided to open our second office in the Roaring Fork Valley. We decided to keep the name Vail Dermatology so that there would be no confusion as to who the doctors are that are traveling to Basalt.We are excited about the opportunity to practice in the Roaring Fork Valley, and look forward to becoming part of your community (despite our name). Please contact us at (970) 926-9226 for an appointment.
Judy Haynes and John Norton of Accelerate Human Performance recently returned from the IDEA Fitness World Convention in Los Angeles. IDEA is an international organization that provides education to health and fitness professionals. They received CEU’s in The Gray Institute’s Applied Functional Science, youth sports speed and strength training, and metabolic conditioning. Accelerate Human Performance is now expanding its offerings to include the newest state-of-the art information.Contact Accelerate Human Performance for information on their new and existing classes at (970) 618-1066.Accelerate Human Performance is located at 1217 Bennett Ave. in Glenwood Springs.
July numbers for Garfield County report that it was the strongest real estate month thus far in 2010 with a reported 69 transactions and $24.7 million. Of those transactions, Carbondale reported an increase in activity with 22 transactions; Glenwood Springs was also up with total of 16. Rifle reported 11 sales while New Castle and Parachute each reported 8. Silt and Battlement Mesa rounded out the county with 3 and 1, respectively. Carbondale, Glenwood, New Castle and Parachute all reported increases in both dollar volume and transaction activity over June. Included in the 69 transactions for the month of July were 15 sales (22 percent of the transactions) where a bank was the seller. The total dollar volume was $3.46 million, which represents 14 percent of the total dollars. Of these transactions, six were in Carbondale, three in Glenwood Springs, two in Silt, and one each in Battlement Mesa, Parachute, Rifle and New Castle.
URS Corp., one of Colorado’s largest architecture, engineering and construction services firms with offices in Glenwood Springs, Colorado Springs and Denver, has named Mike Schmidt to the position of federal business line leader for its 500-plus-person Denver office.Mike brings a strong history of program and financial management to his new role based on his 35 years of experience in engineering. As a career Air Force officer, Mike has extensive Air Force knowledge of processes for the construction, repair, and maintenance of utilities and infrastructure on Air Force bases. Mike has a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has been with URS for seven years.
Defiance Cyclery, a nine-year-old business known for providing tune-ups and for its pick up and delivery service, recently announced its expansion into professional bicycle fitting. The Defiance Cyclery Fit Studio opened for business Aug. 1 at Summit Canyon Mountaineering. Owner Troy Tritschler attended the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI), becoming a certified bicycle fit technician. Tritschler is among the first fitters in the world to offer the new SICI Size Cycle, a revolutionary next step in bicycle fit science. Bike fitting evolved from cyclists who didn’t feel comfortable or complained of aches and pains on their bicycles.”I describe my role as being like a swing coach for a golfer. The fit technician is trying to improve movement patterns to work naturally and efficiently on the bicycle, which in turn increases comfort, endurance, and performance,” Tritschler said. This new Size Cycle eliminates much of the wasted time inherent in the fit process by allowing adjustments to be made while the cyclist remains seated. A power meter connected to an onboard laptop computer measures power output in watts, cadence and spin efficiency, reinforcing the progress toward the correct position.”Many cyclists wrongly assume that aches and pains come with the sport and that they are just something to be tolerated or managed. Now any cyclist can benefit from that same level of fit service,” Tritschler said.A typical Size Cycle fitting requires about three hours and includes an interview covering cycling and fitness background, medical/injury history, body measurements, foot assessment, flexibility assessment, and measurement of the existing bicycle to record the position. These measurements are replicated on the Size Cycle and then the observations and adjustments begin.Fittings are by appointment only. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call Troy Tritschler at the Defiance Cyclery Fit Studio at 984-3576 or 618-3428.
On Sept. 1, Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, will implement a new health care information system (HCIS) called Meditech 6.0. The first hospital on Colorado’s Western Slope to implement this advanced technology, Valley View Hospital will be well on its way to achieving a fully integrated Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Electronic Medical Records are intended to keep track of a patient’s entire health and medical history in a computerized, electronic format. By keeping this important information electronically, patient data such as lab results, prescribed medications, allergies, medical conditions and other aspects of a patient’s medical history can be retrieved much more quickly, thus improving patient safety and quality of care. Additionally, having this data in a standardized format will greatly enhance Valley View Hospital’s ability to share information and coordinate a patient’s care. The implementation that takes place on Sept. 1 will be the most comprehensive and will involve the majority of hospital departments. As the progression takes place in multiple stages, this advanced technology will be expanded to include Emergency and Surgery departments in the coming year. Additional plans include computerized physician order entry, which will begin within two years. The implementation of these technologies will be a significant step forward in Valley View Hospital’s preparation for completing the federal health care requirements of “Meaningful Use.” This standard is a national requirement for all hospitals, with federally mandated measurements continuing into 2014. This strategic initiative places Valley View Hospital in excellent position for accomplishing this effort.
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Imagine Glenwood and The City of Glenwood Springs is slated to host a virtual town hall at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11.