Valley-Wide health systems

A nonprofit healthcare provider focusing on family and dental medicine is moving into the building on U.S. 24 that was formerly home to the Trailhead.

Valley-Wide Health Systems announced on its website Monday that it would be opening a Chaffee County branch in the spring of 2020.

The news release says that the facility will also bring “the addition of integrated behavioral health services soon.”

The Valley-Wide Buena Vista integrated health center will be located at 707 U.S. Highway 24 North, the longtime home of the Trailhead that has stood vacant since the outdoor retailer relocated to its current home on East Main Street in 2014.

“The goal for the opening date has been set to accommodate the time required to redesign and rebuild the building,” the news release reads.

“The Buena Vista clinic location will complement Valley-Wide’s other health center locations in the Upper and Lower Arkansas Valleys, and in the San Luis Valley.”

Valley-Wide has 27 rural healthcare facilities with areas of focus in family medicine, dental care and physical therapy throughout southern Colorado, primarily in the San Luis Valley in Alamosa, Moffat, La Jara, Antonito and Center, and the eastern plains near Pueblo in towns like La Junta, Rocky Ford, Las Animas and Cañon City.

This will be Valley-Wide’s first foray into Chaffee County.

Valley-Wide President/CEO Jania Arnoldi noted, “Valley-Wide is excited to add this location as part of the Valley-Wide network of services, under the name Valley-Wide Buena Vista.

“We look forward to being able to bring our services to the community in addition to collaborating with the other community partners to ensure that Buena Vista and the surrounding communities have access to the best healthcare services possible.”

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