Telluride Med Center: An Easier Way In

Telluride Med Center: An Easier Way In

The Telluride Regional Medical Center provides the highest quality, comprehensive Primary Care and exceptional Emergency/Trauma Services. Since 1978 – that’s 40 years folks – the institution has evolved, however possible, right along with complex healthcare technologies and population growth – while remaining within the very same 10,000-square-foot remodeled building originally built in the 1960s. Currently the Telluride Hospital District is working to secure a site for a new facility to serve the needs of the region today, tomorrow, and 50 years into the future. However, necessity dictated certain minimal, but essential changes, which could not wait for that happy day when the Med Center is occupying its new and much improved home. So, with a little help from its friends at Telluride Women Gives, a recent, very important tweak just happened.

Dr. Diana Koelliker, Kate Wadley & Dr. Sharon Grundy give a thumbs up to the new ramp.

The Telluride Regional Medical Center recently announced the completion of a handicap ramp built to accommodate patients accessing primary care services.

The project was funded by Telluride Women Give, a philanthropic giving circle of the Telluride Medical Center Foundation and, according to Kate Wadley, executive director, “a leadership network of community-minded women who do more than donate; they invest and collaborate to create specific programs that make a difference in the lives of women, children and their families.”

Prior to the addition of the ramp, patients with special needs entering the clinic’s primary care lobby had to either navigate steps or use the emergency entrance on the other side of the building.

“This is a much needed addition to our facility to protect our patients and to provide reasonable entry to everyone who comes through our doors,” said John Gardner, CEO, Telluride Med Center.

October of 2018, marks the 40th anniversary of the Medical Center at its 1960’s era facility – which is half the size it should be according to independent reports.

While the Hospital District continues its search for a site suitable to build a new medical center, the organization continues to modify its leased facility to accommodate its wide and varied patient base.

Later this year, a Wellness Annex will also be added to accommodate the growing mental health services and staff available at the clinic.  

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