Help to Create a Healthier Community

At Estes Park Medical Center, we see all of these wellness initiatives and the partnerships we are developing as ways to more fully embrace our mission – to make a positive difference in the health and well-being of all we serve.
We invite you to join us in our effort to empower others to enhance their quality of life and to lead the way to a paradigm shift in creating healthier communities.

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The Knutsson Family

A mainstay in the Estes Park Community

The Knuttson Family has been a part of the Estes Park community since the early 1900s. Their mission and belief in the importance of quality health care became the catalyst for what is now Estes Park Medical Center. “Dreams are contagious!” explained Debby Hughes, granddaughter of family matriarch Elizabeth Howell Knutsson (namesake of the original hospital built in 1975.) “I fully support the idea of a wellness center in Estes Park. It is the future of health care and provides significant long-term financial sustainability for the Medical Center. If all we do is take care of sick people, then we are doing a disservice to the people of our community and beyond.”


September 20, 2017

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Write it Down

Write it down. Keeping a short to-do list can reduce anxiety about work and help you prioritize the tasks needed to keep your projects on track.

September 13, 2017

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Grab the Good Stuff

Plan ahead for your lunches. This is a critical step in maintaining a healthy diet. Don't leave it to chance. If you do, you'll be much more susceptible to fall into old habits and reach for something unhealthy. The next time you go to the supermarket, make a list and buy specific ingredients for your lunchtime meals. Make sure you prepare them ahead of time. It is important that they are convenient, nutritious, and delicious! 

September 6, 2017

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Forgive Yourself

Give yourself a break! An occasional indulgence in a high-calorie treat won't negate all of your hard work. It's ok to diverge and "cheat" every now and then. Just make it the exception and not the rule! Do not give that treat so much power. Instead of focusing on guilt or feeling bad about yourself, just get back on track by trying to fit a little extra exercise in over the next few days.