Colorado Mountain Medical has merged with Vail Health, according to a letter released Monday by the CEOs of both entities:
For nearly 40 years, Colorado Mountain Medical and Vail Health have partnered to provide quality, personalized health care for our community. Today, we are excited to announce we have signed an agreement to enhance our partnership by merging the two entities. CMM’s group of 37 trusted, knowledgeable primary care and specialty clinicians will complement Vail Health’s comprehensive health care system to help our patients live healthy, active lives.
Colorado Mountain Medical will maintain the same doctors and convenient locations. The partnership with Vail Health will improve access and connect patients with the right care at the right time. By proactively keeping the community healthy, we can prevent more costly visits to specialists, urgent care and the Emergency Department. However, if patients need emergency attention, hospitalization or senior care, this new model will ensure seamless care across the health care landscape.
Over time, Vail Health plans to bring more primary care providers to the practice to ensure patients are seen on a regular basis, and will also provide resources to hire more medical specialists to manage chronic diseases. In addition, some of the $60 million Vail Health has dedicated to behavioral health over the next 10 years will be used to hire behavioral health specialists who work directly with CMM’s clinicians. Colorado Mountain Medical will harness Vail Health’s systems to integrate medical records and improve communications across providers and services. Vail Health is also working on an initiative to improve price transparency for services provided.
This enhanced partnership is a true benefit to our patients and the community. Please see below for a comprehensive list of health care services available to you. It’s not common for a rural health care system to offer such a wide array of services, but we believe in providing the best health care right here where you live and play.
For questions or to make an appointment with a CMM provider, please call (970) 926-6340. On behalf of everyone who cares for you at Colorado Mountain Medical and Vail Health, thank you.
Brooks Brock, MD, President and CEO, Colorado Mountain Medical
Will Cook, President and CEO, Vail Health