Keystone Medical Center changing ownership
KEYSTONE – St. Anthony Summit Medical Center will be taking over Keystone Medical Center Thursday.The five-year-old clinic recently purchased from Vail Valley Medical Center will soon become St. Anthony Keystone Medical Clinic and will be operated as a department of the hospital in Frisco, according to a press release.”What it means for the people and why we decided to purchase it is to assure the continuity of care between the medical clinics and the hospital,” said Bev Lilly, public relations manager for St. Anthony Hospitals.At the beginning of the year, the hospital also began managing Breckenridge Medical Clinic, which is owned by HealthONE and Centura Health, the parent company of St. Anthony Summit Medical Center. The joint venture took place after Vail Valley Medical Center decided they no longer wanted to be partners with HealthONE.At both clinics, the staff and hours are the same, health officials said. The one in Keystone is run by medical director Dr. Robert Potts, 16 physicians, nurses and EMTs, according to a press release. They will be treating emergent, urgent and worker’s comp patients.”Access to quality care is a priority for our organization, and we are dedicated to providing top-notch care delivered by physicians and staff immediately available to residents, skiers and visitors,” Paul Chodkowski, administrator of St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, said in a press release.The hours and days of operation are Mondays and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The center, located at the base of Keystone Ski Area, has eight treatment areas with two specialty rooms for cardiac emergencies and two primary care exam areas, according to the Vail Valley Medical Center website.Helicopter hangar celebrates openingSummit County residents are invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony 12:30 p.m. today at the St. Anthony Summit Medical Center Hangar that is ready for the Flight For Life helicopter to move in.Having a hangar means limiting the equipment’s exposure to harsh weather and minimizing the amount of time the helicopter is out of service due to snow and ice build up in the rotor blades and windscreen.A press release from the hospital said, “The people of Flight For Life and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center are very grateful to the generous community donors who made this hangar possible.”
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