Strong Partners, Stronger You
Landmark partnership enhances world-class orthopedic care
The Roaring Fork Valley is not only one of the world’s most beautiful and desirable places to live and explore, it’s also one of the most physically active. Residents and visitors alike place a high priority on maintaining an active lifestyle, whether to boost their everyday health, train for their personal best or compete at a professional level.
A population this active deserves comprehensive, world-class orthopedic care to keep them in the game — and a new partnership between Aspen Valley Hospital and The Steadman Clinic brings more orthopedic care experts, research insights and advanced treatments to our community.
“The benefits of an active lifestyle are many, but we often experience setbacks related to the use and overuse of our musculoskeletal framework as we strive to move faster and be stronger,” said Dave Ressler, CEO of AVH. “The Steadman Clinic has been studying these dynamics for over two decades and, through Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), has developed the best practices, backed by evidence, for addressing all of them through prevention, training and interventional procedures.”
NEW, FULL-TIME ORTHOPEDIC PRACTICE BRINGS TOGETHER BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
“After The Steadman Clinic expressed an intent to expand into the Aspen area, partnering with the Vail-based organization only made sense,” Ressler said. “Through the partnership, The Steadman Clinic provides orthopedic care through a new, full-time practice.”
AVH ensures that patients will enjoy round-the-clock access to orthopedic trauma care; expanded orthopedic services, such as hand and wrist care and hip arthroscopy; and the availability of advanced orthopedic care for all of our residents and visitors.
The partners have opened a location at AVH’s Aspen campus and are also developing a state-of-the-art orthopedic facility at Basalt’s Willits Town Center. The facility will house a surgery center; a Steadman Clinic space; plus a SPRI research lab; and rehabilitative services to round out the continuum of care.
“This agreement brings together two premier healthcare providers to deliver world-class orthopedic services and cutting-edge research via SPRI to the Aspen community,” said Dan Drawbaugh, CEO of The Steadman Clinic and SPRI.
BENEFIT OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Through SPRI, the partnership will also add new capabilities in research and education, such as supporting the training of future orthopedic surgeons and the development of technologies to advance the knowledge of musculoskeletal health. AVH will be a crucial partner in SPRI’s research.
“We are fortunate to have an outstanding team of physicians joining the practice,” said Marc Philippon, MD, managing partner of The Steadman Clinic and co-chair of SPRI. “Add our commitment to research and education, and we know this will be a relationship that benefits all involved.”
Ressler couldn’t agree more. “AVH, The Steadman Clinic and SPRI will work together to keep our community active and enjoying our healthy lifestyles, while other patients travel from around the world to experience what we have in our own backyard,” he said.
The new Steadman Clinic in Aspen began seeing patients on Tuesday, December 1.