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VSON in Negotiations to Sell Clinics in Gunnison and San Miguel Counties

Vail, Colorado – January 31, 2024 – Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery (VSON) is currently negotiating with Gunnison Valley Hospital (GVH) to transfer ownership of its VSON Alpine practices in Gunnison and San Miguel Counties, which include clinic locations in Gunnison, Crested Butte, Telluride CO, and the ambulatory surgery center in Gunnison, CO.

VSON Alpine (formerly Alpine Orthopaedics) was founded by Dr. Beim in 1999. Dr. Beim and her team would work in tandem with GVH to ensure patients receive the highest possible care.  

"The decision to sell VSON Alpine in Gunnison, Crested Butte, and Telluride was not made lightly," said VSON CEO Chris Greenman. "However, at the end of the day, we believe that practicing under the GVH umbrella will allow Dr. Beim more opportunities to partner with local providers and provide a continuum of care for her patients.

GVH also intends to buy out the practice and the property in Gunnison, both of which VSON owns entirely. If the offer is accepted, GVH will own the building and practice on West Spencer Avenue, but only the practice in Crested Butte, which VSON leases.

“Bringing Dr. Beim under the GVH umbrella will bump the number of in-house orthopedic surgeons up from one to two and bring more unity to the healthcare system in Gunnison.” said hospital CEO Jason Amrich.

VSON will continue to own and operate its Eagle, Summit, and Grand County clinics, providing comprehensive care to mountain communities on the Western Slope.

“VSON has eight orthopedic surgeons, two physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, and one neurosurgeon operating out of Eagle, Summit, and Grand Counties, all of whom understand the importance of providing large-scale services in a small-town environment,” Greenman said. “We are all united in supporting Dr. Beim, GVH, and the Gunnison community and are dedicated to ensuring a sale that first and foremost benefits patient care."


ABOUT Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery

Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery is dedicated to providing mountain residents and visitors with the highest quality of musculoskeletal care. Founded by Dr. John E. Gottlieb, Dr. Peter Janes, Dr. Paul Abbott, and Dr. Lonnie Chipman in 1979, VSON was the first orthopaedic clinic in Eagle County. Today, the doctors and staff at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery continue to provide patients with compassionate treatment and follow-up care. VSON physicians individualize treatment for each patient, taking their lifestyle, fitness goals, and the unique presentation of their injury into consideration.

Through innovation and ongoing education, VSON uses evolving and pioneering techniques to improve the patient outcome and experience and get them back to doing the activities they love.

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ABOUT Gunnison Valley Hospital

Gunnison Valley Hospital is a community-owned health system serving Gunnison County. Owned by the County of Gunnison, GVH is a licensed 24-bed, short-term, critical access hospital. GVH is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Gunnison County Board of County Commissioners and licensed by the State of Colorado.

GVH is not just a hospital; it is a fully integrated health system that includes almost every aspect of healthcare. Since 1938, the hospital has provided quality healthcare to the residents and visitors of Gunnison County. Today, GHV is proud to provide a comprehensive spectrum of care designed to meet the individual needs of our community and visitors to our beautiful valley from birth through end of life.

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