Aspen Valley Hospital in Colorado, is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network as the Mayo continues to extend its reach to physicians and their patients across the country.
Aspen Valley Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital with a rich and colorful history that started during the silver mining days of the late 1890s. In the words of the hospital’s dedicated staff, it represents the best of two worlds — the warmth and friendliness of a small town, and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Aspen Valley Hospital has received national awards for patient satisfaction from Avatar International, a leading research and consulting firm that administers patient surveys. In addition, they were recently named one of the top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the country. Although orthopedics and sports medicine are a primary focus of Aspen Valley Hospital, a full range of services is offered. Their medical staff is comprised of more than 40 active members with board-certified specialists in twenty-five different fields of medicine.
Chris Beck, MD, president of the Aspen Valley Hospital medical staff is excited about the possibilities. “The challenges of medicine in this modern age demand that we seek and share vast amounts of knowledge,” says Dr. Beck. “Things constantly and rapidly change – new protocols, new technology, new medications, etc. – and the collaboration with Mayo Clinic will enhance the outstanding care our physicians already provide,” he said.
“It's a pleasure to formalize this relationship with Aspen Valley Hospital,” says Wyatt Decker, MD, vice president of Mayo Clinic and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “Collaborating with other medical providers to provide the best possible care for patients has always been part of Mayo Clinic’s culture. The Mayo Clinic Care Network helps Mayo and community hospitals like Aspen Valley work closer together, in new ways, to enhance the lives of patients. We are delighted to welcome Aspen Valley Hospital as the first Colorado location.”
The Mayo Clinic Care Network now has members in 12 states (Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Wisconsin) as well as Puerto Rico and Mexico.