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Aspen Valley Hospital
0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611
Aspen Valley Hospital’s Patient Care Unit provides inpatient care for all types of medical patients (e.g., cardiac, pulmonary, endocrine, gastrointestinal and pediatric), as well as a number of different types of surgical patients (e.g., orthopedic, gynecologic, general surgery, urologic and plastic surgery). Aspen Valley Hospital boasts an all-RN nursing staff that works closely with patients, families and physicians to coordinate care and enhance the healing process.
The ICU has four beds for seriously ill or injured patients, and all are designated negative pressure rooms. Equipment is state-of-the-art, and all nurses in the department hold advanced certifications in critical care nursing and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). Nurses are required to obtain ongoing education in the field of critical care.
Enhancing the nursing service provided to ICU patients is the expertise of Aspen Valley Hospital physicians. The excellent critical care services are provided not only by a team of internists and family practitioners, but also by trauma surgeons, cardiologists, orthopedists and other specialists on the staff. Nuclear medicine, CT and MRI scanning, and ultrasound capabilities enhance the physician’s ability to diagnose and treat seriously ill or injured patients.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ranked nearly 3,500 hospitals across the country for the quality of patient-reported experience for 2019, utilizing a 5-star rating system, and they reported the results on the Hospital Compare website. Aspen Valley Hospital is very proud to report that we are one of only 266 hospitals in the nation to receive a 5-star rating for patient experience, and we are among only four hospitals in the state to receive this prestigious recognition.
Aspen Valley Hospital was honored with a Guardian of Excellence award by Press Ganey, recognizing our “phenomenal performance” based on patient-reported experience. We received this award for patients who were admitted to Aspen Valley Hospital during the period April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. The Guardian of Excellence award recognizes hospitals that reach the 95th percentile, or the top 5%, of over 1,000 hospitals in the country for which Press Ganey monitors patient experience.
Aspen Valley Hospital’s registered nurses and patient care technicians provide safe and effective nursing care in a variety of settings at the Hospital and throughout our Network of Care. The staffing needs of each nursing area are carefully evaluated every shift to ensure the appropriate clinical needs of every patient are met. Our goal is to promote the health, safety, welfare of employees and patients. Click here to view our Nurse Staffing Policy.
Aspen Valley Hospital employs a team of full-time hospitalists, physicians who specialize in inpatient medicine and care for adult and pediatric hospital patients. Dr. Matthew Dunn, Dr. Mike Goralka and Dr. Alana Shah are all board-certified and their services enhance the quality and timeliness of care to our patients. They all support other physicians on staff and are a valuable asset for the Hospital medical staff.