We’re innovators—always striving to find new ways to help people heal better and faster. This spirit comes to life in an advanced level of care and leading-edge research unimagined a generation ago.
For 75 years, Vail Health and SPRI have collectively served our community. And we plan to be here far into the future. But we can’t do this alone.
That’s why we have launched our biggest philanthropic effort ever—Together-The Campaign for a Healthy, Active Tomorrow. It’s the first campaign of its kind in our history.
It’s ambitious—with a $75 million goal. Far reaching—we care for Eagle County residents and visitors from around the world. And transforming—together we will make Vail a destination medical center.
Together—we will advance ground breaking discoveries in orthopedic sports medicine.
Together—we will build a world-class hospital in Eagle County.
Together—we will continue to attract the nation’s physicians, specialists and researchers.
By giving to the campaign now, you will greatly impact the health and well-being of everyone. And create a healthy, active tomorrow for our community and people around the globe.
We are fortunate to have two legendary physicians serve as the campaign’s Honorary Chairs— J. Richard Steadman, MD, and Jack Eck, MD. Thank you to these men for their enormous contribution to medical care, not only in the Vail Valley, but around the world.
came to Vail in 1971 as one of the first full-time physicians at what is now Vail Health. During his 40+ years as a local physician and Ski Patrol medical advisor, Jack has cared for countless numbers of people—from locals to visitors from around the world. He was also the driving force behind building the Shaw Cancer Center and Jack’s Place. He continues to be involved at the hospital as senior director of Vail Health Foundation.
Internationally renowned orthropaedic surgeon Dr. Steadman
moved his practice to Vail in 1990, establishing what is now The Steadman Clinic. In 2010, he founded the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, recognized globally for its clinical research database and study of orthopaedic injuries. For over 20 years, SPRI has been collecting clinical data and tracking patients and their treatment outcomes. This database, the largest of its kind, has led to significant advancements in treating all types of joint injuries and disorders.