Bill Widener honored for years of community service


Med Center Rehab Clinic named in honor

Citizens honored Former Middle Park Medical Center CEO Bill Widener Monday afternoon for his years of service to the community.

More than 100 people from Grand County and beyond the region attended. The celebration was in the lobby of
Middle Park Medical Center and was attended by friends, family, current and past employees and acquaintances.

Bill served as CEO of Middle Park Medical Center from 2005 to 2013 and oversaw the construction of the MPMC
Granby hospital.

“Bill’s devotion and enthusiasm over the years has played a big part in helping Middle Park Medical Center achieve its goals.

“His positive attitude and demeanor with patients, employees and community members through the many ups and downs lead us through the early years. We have Bill to thank for keeping healthcare vital in our community,” stated Jeff Miller, Middle Park Medical Foundation Chair.

At the gathering, Jeff Miller announced the naming of the Middle Park Medical Center rehabilitation services clinic in Bill’s honor.

The mission of Middle Park Medical Center is to support and encourage the physical, emotional and spiritual health of our community.

Kremmling Memorial Hospital began serving the health care needs of Grand County in 1933, and for many years was known as Middle Park Hospital.

photos by Matt Lit for Grand Gazette
Bill Widener chats with
Kim Long, Health Coverage
Guide for Rural Health Network.

A new hospital, named Kremmling Memorial, was built in 1973. The Granby hospital and clinic was built in 2012.

That same year MPMC assumed operations of North Park Medical Center. MPMC was the first designated Level IV Trauma Center in the state and is a critical access hospital serving patients in Grand, Jackson and northern
Summit counties.

Winter Park Urgent Care & Family Medicine is slated to open in September
of this year.