Aspen Valley Hospital, designated as a "Critical Access Hospital", is located in Aspen, Colorado. The 25-bed community hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is affiliated with Aspen Valley Medical Foundation and VHA - a nationwide organization comprised of non-profit community hospitals. With more than 25 specialty areas, Aspen Valley Hospital primarily concentrates on orthopedics and sports injuries. Other areas of specialization include cardiology, allergy, neurology, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, urology, oncology, and gastroenterology/endoscopy. The Charles Dowling Nolan Sr. Memorial Cardiac Rehab Center is designed to give utmost care to people with cardiovascular or pulmonary diseases. Support/discussion groups are provided once a month. The Diabetics Education Center focuses on the early detection and treatment of diabetics. The Pain Center of the Roaring Fork Valley, through innovative procedures, offers pain management services. Aspen Valley Hospital is the home to one of Colorado's first level III trauma centers. Hospital-based county ambulance service and FAA-approved helipad service are available. Further, the hospital has state-of-the-art facilities for spine problems and joint disease. Perinatal and nutritional services are also provided. Every month, Aspen Valley Hospital organizes specialty services in cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, pain management, and urology. Physical therapy services are offered at three locations in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Aspen Valley Pediatrics, at two locations in Roaring Fork Valley, provides compassionate care to infants, children, and teens. Castle Creek Terrace, the hospital’s assisted living facility, is located two miles from downtown Aspen, and has 15 private apartments. Home health services and doctor appointments are offered to the residents.