Mercy Regional Medical Center

Rescue in the Rockies: Medevac team faces risks and rewards

The San Juan Mountains are like a riverbed – at least that’s how Matt Hansen, lead pilot for Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Flight for Life, describes it. The wind breaks over the peaks like...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber who fell north of Durango is identified

A 19-year-old Fort Lewis College student who fell while climbing Saturday at Transfer Park north of Lemon Reservoir, suffering critical injuries, is likely to make a full recovery, his family said...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New safe rooms at Mercy will protect patients in crisis

Across the state of Colorado, psychiatric hospitals do not have enough space to care for all the teens who need to be stabilized because they are in crisis. Most teenagers are admitted to an...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

3D-printed implant restores woman’s collapsed ankle

Sonnin Dahl endured more than a year of pain before she had an ankle bone replaced at Mercy Regional Medical Center, one of a few hospitals in the country offering the procedure. Dahl’s talus, the...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mercy targets emerging epidemic of fragile bone fractures

Mercy Regional Medical Center is aiming to reduce the number of broken bones osteoporosis patients suffer as the population ages. The National Orthopedic Association describes the 2 million...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango Transit leaves some neighborhoods unserved

Almost two weeks ago the city of Durango eliminated bus routes to the west side of town, leaving some residents with few options and others with a new alternative. City officials say the outcry...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy’s first baby of 2018 arrives half-hour into new year

The first baby of 2018 to arrive at Mercy Regional Medical Center came just 30 minutes after the clock struck midnight. Born at 12:31 a.m. Monday, Ariel Skye Vaughn came in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce and...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One person in serious condition after shooting near Ignacio

Two victims involved in a shooting Thursday night near Ignacio were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, which is investigating the case. The tribe...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Newborns’ first gift: Knitted caps from Durango Mad Hatters

Mandy Fuehrer is looking for a few good knitters and crocheters to boost the ranks of her corps of volunteers who create hats given to every newborn at Mercy Regional Medical Center. “In all these...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy’s endocrinology clinic to close

The endocrinology clinic at Mercy Regional Medical Center will close in May. Dr. Gihan “Gigi” Dawood resigned her position at Centura Health Physician Group Southwest Endocrinology to pursue other...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy hospital opens hub for sports medicine

With physical therapy, athletic training, concussion services and wellness and fitness classes in one place, Mercy Regional Medical Center’s new space in the Centennial Center in Durango is...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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