The partnership between Yampa Valley Medical Center and UCHealth, also known as University Colorado Health Systems, was finalized Wednesday. With the partnership, YVMC will become the 8th hospital to join the association of UCHealth hospitals located throughout Colorado. By joining UCHealth, YVMC patients and staff will now have access to expanded services and resources. The partnership will also help YVMC continue to grow in Northwest Colorado. The integration of YVMC into the UCHealth System is expected to be completed by the end of this summer. When asked about their plans for the old Safeway building in Craig, a spokesperson for YVMC did not answer the question directly but did say that all clinics, facilities and programs of YVMC will become part of the UCHealth family and that YVMC will continue to look at developing a site in Craig as well as other outpatient locations in the region, to provide the best care for patients.