Valley View Hospital: five decades of serving the valley |

Valley View Hospital: five decades of serving the valley

With the baby boom following World War II also came the arrival of Glenwood Springs first public hospital, born on August 30, 1955.Valley View Hospital, which started as a 35-bed facility and has expanded to 80-beds, has served Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin county residents for the past 50 years. It was established with funding provided by The Hill-Burton Act, enacted in 1946, and the assistance of the Glenwood Springs Mennonite congregation.Mennonite parishioners and volunteers from across the country, on a mission to help build hospitals in rural areas of the United States, helped take Valley View from a dream to a reality. It is now managed by Quorum Health Resources, LLC.Valley View provides in-patient and out-patient surgical services as well as a fully equipped intensive care unit and a 24-hour emergency room service. Patients requiring additional specialized services of a major regional medical center can be transported from Glenwood Springs via Flight for Life.The hospital is undergoing a $29 million expansion initiative that includes a spacious, updated cancer center and new emergency, radiology and Family Birth Place departments. The new additions and enhanced cardiology services prove that Valley View Hospital is ready for the next generation of patients, and beyond.Contact April E. Clark: 945-8515, ext. 518, aclark@postindependent.comValley View HospitalAddress: 1906 Blake Ave., Glenwood SpringsMain Phone: 945-6535Main Fax: 945-0309The Listening Line: 945-3447, open for calls from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayCustomer Service E-mail: vvhcs@vvh.orgWeb site: http://www.vvh.orgAdministrative Services:Administration-info: 384-6600 Business Office: 384-6890Human Resources: 384-6920Medical Records: 384-6800SUGGESTED BREAKOUT: Whos Who at Valley ViewAdministration: Gary Brewer, chief executive officerJeffrey Fegan, M.D., chief of staffLarry Dupper, chief financial officerDeb Wiepking, chief clinical officerNikki Norton, temporary acting human resources directorAlice Sundeen, director of community relationsCathy Desautels, director of performance involvementRon Hines, director of information technologyFrank McSwain, foundation executive directorBoard Members:Carolyn Hardin, chairMark Gould, chair-electJerry Steinbrecher, M.D., secretaryDave Scruby, treasurerJim ODonnell, M.D., trusteeKenneth Kranz, trusteeCarolyn Strautman, trusteeRick Stevens, trusteeGary Brewer, trustee and chief executive officer

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