Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

UCHealth, Yampa Valley Medical Center Join Forces

A new era of health care is being ushered in for the Yampa Valley. Building upon on a 20-year history of collaboration, in June 2017 Yampa Valley Medical Center and UCHealth partnered to provide increased access to care and advanced treatment options for patients in northwest Colorado, adding significant benefits for the medical center and the community.

Under the agreement, YVMC will become one of eight hospitals in the UCHealth family, providing additional resources for patients, medical providers and staff. As well as offering enhanced opportunities for professional development and career growth, the partnership will help YVMC grow as a hub of advanced care. The integration is expected to be complete in late summer of 2017.

“It’s a very bright future for health care in northwest Colorado,” says YVMC CEO Frank May. “As part of the UCHealth family, YVMC will be able to improve access to and coordination of health care for our patients.”

As part of this agreement, the community and YVMC will benefit from investments of more than $105 million from UCHealth, including technology and new services; behavioral health and substance abuse resources; emergency department resources; infrastructure improvements; EPIC electronic medical record system; partnership in UCHealth Integrated Network; and more.

“UCHealth believes in providing advanced care close to home, and we’ll be looking for opportunities to continue YVMC’s growth and tradition of excellence while adding new services and access to specialists for patients in this region,” says UCHealth CEO Elizabeth Concordia.

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center is a non-profit, non-tax supported regional medical center located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. YVMC is an accredited, full-service, 39-bed, acute care hospital that serves a five county area in northwest Colorado and a portion of southcentral Wyoming.

A pillar of the Steamboat Springs community, YVMC offers more than 30 specialties to meet the needs of patients, from family medicine and obstetrics and gynecological care to joint replacement and emergency medicine. It provides safe and high-quality care to residents and visitors alike, while remaining committed to improving the health of individuals, the health of the community and the value of health care.

In June, YVMC and UCHealth signed an agreement to cement the organizations’ long-standing relationship to provide increased access to care and advanced treatment options for patients in northwest Colorado. The agreement includes significant benefits for the medical center and the Steamboat Springs community. Info: (970) 879-1322,

Quick Facts

  • 560+ employees
  • 80+ physicians
  • 30+ specialties
    • Emergency Medicine; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Cancer Care; Cardiology; Obstetrics/Gynecology; Breast Health; Orthopedics and Joint Replacement; Rehabilitation services including Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies; Occupational Medicine, and Integrative Health services including Acupuncture and Massage.

2016 by the Numbers

  • 8,943 Emergency Room visits
  • 1,478 inpatient admissions
  • 336 newborn deliveries
  • 140 volunteers provided 5,796 volunteer hours
  • More than $800,000 in charity care provided


  • 2016 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award
    • Awarded to the top 10 percent of U.S. hospitals that deliver exceptionally safe and consistent results


New Jan Bishop Memorial Cancer Care Center

The new, $4.3 million Jan Bishop Memorial Cancer Care Center is a state-of-the-art facility combining the best in cancer prevention, screening, diagnostics and treatment, as well as integrative services. Personalized cancer care will be provided by nationally recognized doctors in a beautiful, new, comfortable and convenient space. Info: 970-871-0700,

Casey’s Pond Senior Living Center 

Casey’s Pond Senior Living Center is a 117,000-square-foot senior living community providing an upscale senior residence to those living independently or needing assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing. It offers four types of senior living — including a collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments, or villas, as well as more assisted living suites — and can house 150 residents across four levels of care.

“Our focus is wellness and active longevity in a beautiful environment, with our team providing personalized services, catered living and compassionate care,” says executive director Dan Shields.

Other services

The Doak Walker Care Center, located in the new Casey’s Pond Senior Living campus, offers skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation stays.

The Haven in Hayden is a 20-bed assisted living facility with state-of-the-art amenities.

Northwest Colorado Health provides primary care, public health, home health, hospice and palliative care and wellness and prevention services that address a wide range of health needs, from prenatal through the end of life.

Mind Springs Health provides outpatient and 24-hour emergency mental health services.

The Foundry provides lasting recovery through an integrative mind, body and spirit treatment program.


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