Tag Archives: Yampa Valley Medical Center

Off-Duty Firefighters Assist Choking Patron at Restaurant in Steamboat

STEAMBOAT FIRE RESCUEOff-duty Firefighters Paul Gilbertson and Tony DeRisio potentially saved the life of an eighty year old female at Café Diva in Steamboat yesterday. Both Firefighters and their spouses were at Café Diva for the date night special when Gilbertson noticed a female choking at a nearby table. He immediately went to render assistance and started performing the Heimlich maneuver. Continue reading

Bonfils to Conduct Last Blood Drive of the Year in Steamboat

BLOOD-DRIVE2Bonfils Blood Center will be conducting their last blood drive of the year in Steamboat next week. Bonfils is hoping for a great turn-out before the Holiday season. The organizations says that every unit of blood donated can help to save or enhance the lives of up to three people. They also suggest that donating blood is a great way to kick off a season of giving. The blood drive will take place November 12th from 12:30 to 6 at Yampa Continue reading

VNA and YVMC to Conduct Community Health Survey

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Yampa Valley Medical Center are seeking input about health needs in local communities. Residents can share their feedback by taking an online survey or attending community forums being held in Routt and Moffat Counties. Information from the Continue reading

Blood Drive to be Held in Steamboat Next Week

BLOOD-DRIVE2A community blood drive will be held in Steamboat next week. Bonfils Blood Center says they experience about a 20% decline in donations in the summer months, because of travel and other summer plans. They say the need for donations remains the same, however, and that’s the reason for their blood drive next week. It’s said that every unit of blood donated can save or enhance the lives of up to 3 people. The drive will Continue reading

Steamboat Home Destroyed by Fire

STEAMBOAT FIRE RESCUEA Steamboat home was destroyed by fire yesterday. Fortunately the occupants of the house were able to escape without much harm. One occupant and two firefighters were treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center for minor injuries. The house was located on Apres Ski Way, and firefighters say the upstairs portion of the house Continue reading

Steamboat Announces Changes in Police Staffing

Steamboat Police BadgeSteamboat City Manager Deb Hinsvark announced the hiring of Karl Gills, retired CEO of Yampa Valley Medical Center, as a Special Public Information Officer during the investigation of accusations against Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle. Gills has been hired as a temporary employee during the course Continue reading

Semi Rolls and Spills Hazardous Material

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001A semi rolled over on the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass yesterday, closing the pass for several hours. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the semi was hauling a load of hazardous liquid, which spilled when the tank ruptured during the roll. The accident happened near the runaway truck ramp, about 7 miles east of Steamboat. The pass was closed from the base of the east side of Continue reading

Woman in Steamboat Attacked by Moose

mooseIn the wake of the third moose attack in two years, residents of and visitors to Steamboat are reminded to practice caution in moose territory. A woman was injured Sunday afternoon when she was run over by a moose in the Storm Mountain Continue reading

Head On Crash On Highway 40 This Morning

highway 40 crash-250Black ice is suspected to have contributed to a head collision near Milner around 7:30 this morning. The incident began when the driver of a eastbound pickup started to pass another vehicle on the 3 lane section of Highway 40, about 2 miles west of Milner, and lost traction Continue reading

3 Rollover Accidents in Routt County this Morning

roll-over-300Authorities in Routt County responded to three rollover accidents on Highway 40 today, that were likely caused by black ice. A woman was seriously injured in a crash in the Steamboat city limits. She was alone in her Ford Explorer when Continue reading

3 Vehicle Accident Near Steamboat Injures Two

highway 40 crash-250An accident involving 3 vehicles resulted in 2 people being taken to the hospital for treatment. The accident occurred just before 10 Tuesday morning when 56 year old Continue reading

Blood Drive in Steamboat Next Week

BLOOD-DRIVE2The last blood drive of 2014 at Yampa Valley Medical Center will take place next week. Hospital officials say every unit of blood donated can save or enhance the lives of up to 3 people. You can make an appointment by calling 1-800-365-0006. You can also register online. Walk-ins are welcome between 3 and 5:30. Bonfils is conducting the blood drive, which will take place from 12:30 to 6 at the hospital. Health Continue reading