Colorado hospital ends relationship with Vail Summit Orthopaedics: 5 highlights

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | August 20, 2018 | Print  |

Frisco, Colo.-based St. Anthony Summit Medical Center declined to renew its contract with Vail (Colo.) Summit Orthopaedics, according to the Summit Daily.

Here are five highlights:

1. St. Anthony, instead, partnered with Denver-based Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, effective Oct. 1.

2. Vail Summit Orthopaedics surgeons have been providing emergency trauma surgery for Summit patients for more than 30 years.

3. Some Vail Summit Orthopaedics surgeons believe the hospital's partnership with Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center is retaliation after Vail Summit Orthopaedics did not agree to a contract that would exclusively commit its surgeons to St. Anthony.

4. Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center's new practice will be named Summit Orthopedics at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center.

5. St. Anthony Summits's interim CEO Marshall Denkinger, MD, denied accusations its decision to find new trauma surgeons was out of retaliation.

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