Yampa Valley

Medical Center Foundation

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Over the past two decades, through the generosity of grateful patients and families, corporate donors, foundations, and individuals looking to support a best in class medical facility, the hospital has been able to enhance patient services and experiences, support staff education, and procure additional equipment.

Today we are looking to you as we take another step forward in the continuing enhancement of our hospital.   While the Emergency Department (ED) consistently ranks in the highest of patient satisfiers, it is time to address a renovation that will bring it forward to meet the standards of hospital emergency centers today to better serve you in your time of need.

Below, you will see support for the renovation and modernization initiative from some members of our Community. 

"Half of the people treated here are eventually admitted. It is vital we modernize our space to mirror the standard of care both in the ED and throughout the hospital.  We owe that to the families we’ve served for generations. When completed, it will be a jewel in our crown, a place of pride for everyone associated with YMVC."

Laura A. Sehnert, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
Chief Medical Officer
UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center

"When the hospital was being built to replace the old Routt Memorial Hospital downtown, it gave us the opportunity to design the emergency department as it currently exists.  We used our experiences working in many different EDs and combined it with the unique needs that providing care in a ski town created. I think those concepts served both the community, its visitors and the staff well for 20 years. As with everything, times change, which requires adaptation to new needs and advances in knowledge and technology. The time has come for a re-design of the ED to accommodate those changes. I am happy to see the extent of planning and expertise being employed to create the ED of the future for YVMC.”

Larry Bookman, MD
Retired Emergency Medicine Physician
Former Director of Emergency Services, Routt Memorial Hospital
Former Chief Medical Officer, Yampa Valley Medical Center

“As you well know, access to a high-level Emergency Department is crucial for citizens living in rural areas and can often be challenging, particularly here in Northwest Colorado where adverse weather conditions can make travel to larger cities more difficult. We are honored to contribute towards the modernization of our Emergency Department here in Steamboat Springs.” 

Sara Craig-Scheckman
Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation Board of Directors
President, CSFF

“It has been an honor to be a part of the incredible team designing the new emergency department at YVMC. As someone who has been engaged in many ED redesigns across Colorado and the rest of the country, I have been amazed at the dedication to detail that has gone into the current proposal – from operational flow and patient experience, to financial implications and much more.  I am very excited to see this project through to its culmination in a state of the art ED that continues to deliver the highest quality care in the Yampa Valley.” 

Kelly Bookman, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
Senior Medical Director for UCHealth Emergency Services

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting project, please click here.

The mission of the Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation (YVMCF) is to support the health care services of the UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and the communities it serves.  Our not-for-profit hospital focuses on investing resources to improve the lives of our families, friends and neighbors in the Yampa Valley.

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