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Thinking of Retiring in Steamboat Springs? Yampa Valley Medical Center is Here to Help.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Thinking of Retiring in Steamboat Springs? Yampa Valley Medical Center is Here to Help. 

When you are looking to relocate for your retirement, consider Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


For the active outdoor enthusiast, Steamboat Springs just can’t be beat. There are many factors to consider when you are buying either a part-time or full-time residence here in Steamboat Springs and the medical facilities should be one of them.

AARP lists 9 factors to consider when relocating for retirement: 

  1. -How does the cost of living compare?
  2. -What’s the income tax burden?
  3. -Are Pensions taxed?
  4. -How about other taxes?
  5. -Buy or Rent?
  6. -What’s Mother Nature like?
  7. -What about Doctors?
  8. -Can you get a decent part-time job?
  9. -How far will you be from your family? 

So, what about the doctors? 

Not only do we have skiing, biking, fishing, hiking, numerous water sports, and a variety of other outdoor activities but we also have a great medical community. 

Steamboats Springs Yampa Valley Medical Center Ranked Safest in Colorado

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Our small-town western community received quite a bit of attention recently when our local hospital, Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC), was showcased in a Consumer Reports article ranking it as the safest hospital in Colorado.  According to an article in Routt County’s daily newspaper, the Steamboat Today, hospitals around the country were ranked based on their rate of infection, re-admissions, complications and mortality, as well as how thorough the hospital’s staff was in explaining new medications to patients and preventing patients from undergoing tests which may have the potential of exposing them to unnecessary radiation.

YVMC gave credit to the hospital staff’s dedication, as well as its high expectations in attaining this impressive accomplishment.  YVMC’s score of 67 of 100 also put it just one point below the Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, Ohio, which was designated by Consumer Reports as the 10th safest hospital in the nation.  While Steamboat Springs has been nationally recognized for years for the accomplishments of its elite athletes and its outstanding Champagne Powder™ snow, YVMC’s designation as the safest hospital in Colorado is a first and just one more reason to consider making Steamboat Springs your home.