Vail, Colorado is home to the Steadman Hawkins Clinic & Research Foundation which is one of the foremost sports medicine and orthopedic surgery centers in the country.  The surgeons at Steadman Hawkins use cutting-edge techniques to treat elite athletes from all over the world and famous past patients include Joe Montana, John Elway, Bode Miller, Picabo Street, Kobe Bryant, Greg Norman, Martina Navratilova, and most recently, Alex Rodriguez.  Fortunately, they also treat regular folks like me!  Amongst our staff alone, we’ve had successful ankle, wrist, shoulder and knee surgeries.

A lot of people have started traveling to Vail during the shoulder seasons (fall or spring) for procedures at Steadman Hawkins and rehabilitation at Howard Head Sports Medicine.  Why?  The hospital isn't as busy, town is quieter and prices are lower, so it makes a longer stay much easier on the pocket book.  In the past month alone, Lodge at Lionshead has accommodated four Steadman Hawkins patients and all have been extremely happy with their lodging at Lodge at Lionshead.  We are less than 200 yards to the Vail Valley Medical Center and have nicely appointed, spacious condos with all of the comforts of home.  We work with each guest to find the condo that will work best for them.  Requests have included quiet location in the building, elevator access, walk-in shower, washer/dryer, nice views and specific bedding arrangements.  We've even been known to move pieces of furniture out of a condo so that it is easier to get around on crutches!  Recovery time means a lot of time at the hospital and a lot of time in the condo and we want to make it as easy and comfortable as possible.  The world-class service doesn’t stop at Steadman Hawkins.

We’re happy to assist you with any pre-planning you may have, so the next time you or a family member are in need of the best care for a sports injury look no further than the Vail Valley Medical Center and Lodge at Lionshead.