Valley View, an independent, nonprofit health system based in Glenwood Springs, CO, is pleased to announce the opening of its new state-of-the-art orthopedic surgery center in Basalt, CO. The center brings new options for all patients to receive expert care from orthopedic providers truly committed to the health and well-being of their patients.
Valley View currently provides surgical services to residents from across Colorado’s western slope at its hospital in Glenwood Springs. With the growth of the Roaring Fork Valley and demands from patients, Valley View expands its operating capacity with this new center.
The Valley View Surgery Center at Basalt is located at 1450 East Valley Road, Suite 202 in Basalt. Part of the Midvalley Medical Center, the Valley View Surgery Center occupies the second floor of the building, encompassing over 6,700 sq. ft. Previously a surgical suite owned by other partners, Valley View purchased the space in 2020. Working with local partners, Snowmass Village F&M Architects and New Castle RS Wittrig Construction, Valley View completely remodeled and upgraded the space into a modern operating surgical room facility.
“The center is designed to provide our patients with the highest quality experience,” said Tim Gay, director of the Valley View Surgery Center. “The center has rooms for before and after surgery that are open to natural light and calming surroundings and are integrated with the latest technology. Advanced equipment for use in sports medicine and joint replacement procedures provides the best possible care for each patient. This includes the Mako Robotic Arm that is available on-site.”
The center will launch with orthopedic care as its focus including simple fractures, sports medicine, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, and outpatient knee and hip joint replacements. Patients will have the opportunity to receive surgical expertise from ValleyOrtho’s dedicated group of fellowship-trained surgeons including Christopher George, MD; Ferdinand “Tito” Liotta, MD; Daniel O’Connor, MD; Tomas Pevny, MD; Michael Potter, MD; Noel Armstrong, DPM and Mark Purnell, MD.
“Choosing to have surgery performed locally allows our patients to have their care delivered close to home by doctors and surgeons they know and trust, enabling them to get back to the activities and life that they love sooner,” said Dr. Potter.
Patients are backed by the entire Valley View network of care that includes fellowship-trained radiologists, physicians and an all-star surgical team. “As with Valley View Hospital, this Center will care for all patients, regardless of payor,” said Brian Murphy, MD, CEO of Valley View. “We are very proud of this commitment to our community. For over 35 years, our world-class orthopedic surgeons have cared for their patients and this new center expands their ability to do so.”
The community is invited to a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, March 1 from 5 to 6 p.m. Behind-the-scenes tours and refreshments will be provided.
The Valley View Surgery Center at Basalt is open Monday through Friday and is now accepting patients. For more information about surgical services at Valley View, please visit VVH.org.
About Valley View
Valley View is an independent, not-for-profit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1955 with funds raised by the community, Valley View Hospital has evolved to serve the healthcare needs of the region. In addition to its 78-bed hospital in Glenwood Springs, Valley View now includes an integrated system of specialty centers and physicians practices providing care in multiple locations across Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Mesa counties. Cardiovascular care, including open heart surgery, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgical and orthopedic care, provide a level of specialty care that enable patients to stay close to home for key healthcare needs. A network of primary care practices support optimal health and the management of patients’ total health. As part of Valley View’s commitment to the community, it provides certified athletic trainers to student athletes across our community, hosts a Kids Safety Fair and offers free physician-led education. Valley View has been recognized for performance excellence from Healthgrades, J.D. Power & Associates, Truven Health “Top 100 Hospitals”, Planetree, Survey Vitals and Consumer Reports. PeopleCare. That’s Valley View. www.vvh.org.