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Looking toward the future, St. Vincent General Hospital District has embraced the concept of a health campus where specialists, primary care, Lake County Public Health Agency, and other health-related offices reside in the old hospital building and synergistically complement services in the adjacent, new hospital facility.

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Author: Kate Collins

Lifesaving Intervention from Local Healthcare Team

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] “The medical team did exactly what they had to do. Otherwise, Peggy could have died.” That’s Bob Smith (right) talking about the care his sister-in-law Peggy (second from left) recently received at St. Vincent Health. It all started when Bob and Peggy, along with their spouses, Tom (left) and Ginny (second from right), had spent the day at Dinosaur National Park. The next morning, Peggy, who’s a diabetic, woke up with...

Protect Loved Ones & Yourself from Skin Cancer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With summer just around the corner, and lots of outdoor activity and recreation on the horizon, your friends at St. Vincent Health urge precautions around sun exposure. Sunburn caused by excessive exposure to sunlight is the primary cause of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and worldwide. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 65. The good news?...

Longstanding & New Primary Care Providers to staff the New St. Vincent Family Health Center

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger, a family medicine provider in Lake County for 23 years and owner of Rocky Mountain Family Practice (RMFP) for 16 years, is gifting her family medicine practice to St. Vincent Health. Dr. Zwerdlinger also serves as a senior staff member at St. Vincent Health (SVH), as Chief Medical Officer and hospitalist. With this move, St. Vincent Medical Clinic and RMFP will merge on June 1, 2021, and...

Clinic Merger Brings Alignment & Increased Services

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]St. Vincent Health CEO Brett Antczak It is my pleasure to share the progress of St Vincent Health’s efforts in our community. For the last six months, since I have been a part of this organization, we have been actively recruiting additional providers for our primary care clinic. We’ve received dozens of applicants for our physician opening and have been actively vetting them with the assistance of our Chief Medical Officer,...

No Health Fair This Year? You can still take charge of your health!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Like you, your friends at St. Vincent Health have historically looked forward to the annual 9 Health Fair. The event, which routinely occurred in April, will not take place again this year. We enthusiastically anticipate 2022, when hopefully, it will be back. If you were one of hundreds of people in Lake County who got their annual blood profile and other health screenings at the fair, we have some good news....

Calling All Artists!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Consider the NEW St. Vincent Health and its blank and beautiful walls a canvas for your artwork. Read on for details here: SVH Seeking Artists [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Lake County a Success Story for Vaccinations of Prioritized Groups

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Under the leadership of Lake County Public Health Agency, Lake County has become an exemplary success story for Colorado, and the nation, with its COVID vaccination roll-out. This unprecedented community vaccination program was a model of coordination, communication and ingenuity from the teams responsible for its creation and implementation. Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger was the first in Lake County, Colorado to proudly get her COVID-19 vaccination and since then many others have...

Care & Compassion in Action

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Al Dawson had been feeling ill for several days. “I was tired and lethargic, just feeling yucky,” says the 81-year-old retired Spanish professor. Al finally went to see Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger, a board-certified family practice physician who’s been Al’s doctor for more than 20 years. “She said right off that I didn’t look well and sent me immediately to St. Vincent Health,” remembers Al. “I was in bad shape.” Dehydration had...

Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations for Prioritized Groups Increases

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Summit County offers vaccinations to residents of surrounding counties Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA), St. Vincent Health (SVH) and Rocky Mountain Family Practice (RMFP) have experienced great success vaccinating the 70-plus age group. The 70-plus population, medical workers, and first responders continue to be prioritized. If you are in these groups in Lake County you are encouraged to make a vaccination appointment at SVH or RMFP. The offices can be reached...

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin for 70-Plus

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tiered approach to vaccinations has begun in Lake County by age Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA), St. Vincent Health (SVH) and Rocky Mountain Family Practice (RMFP) are collaborating to increase safety and save lives by vaccinating county residents. To prioritize high-risk older residents and to follow the Governor’s directive to vaccinate Coloradans in prioritized groups, St. Vincent Health and Rocky Mountain Family Practice have deployed a unified multiphase plan to...

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Meet Nick Tsipis, MD

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr. Nick Tsipis is a board-certified emergency room physician at St. Vincent Health, treating acute illness, traumatic injuries and other health crises. He also serves the hospital as vice chief of staff. Dr. Tsipis comes to St. Vincent from CarePoint Health®, a multi-specialty physician group based in Denver. He splits his time between the Leadville ER and Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Dr. Tsipis earned his undergraduate degree in biology and...

St. Vincent Emergency Room Providers: Delivering Peace of Mind & Quality Care

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Promoting health and preventing illness are core work at St. Vincent Health. With that viewpoint, we hope you’ll never need an emergency room visit. But if you do, rest assured you’ll be treated by a highly trained, board-certified emergency medicine provider, available to deliver top-notch care to you or a loved one any minute of any day, all 365 days of the year. What is a board-certified ER doctor? And what...

Leadville and Lake County: Stay the Course with COVID Prevention

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A year ago, coronavirus was not a household word. Face masks were for medical professionals. The Broncos played to a packed and cheering stadium full of people. Today, nearly a quarter million Coloradans have tested positive with COVID-19 and more than 3,000 have died. And many people around the world are experiencing what is known as Pandemic Fatigue, a complex set of emotions that may include boredom, loneliness, sadness, frustration, anxiety,...

Winter Conditioning – Compliments of the SVH PT Pros!

Winter Conditioning – Compliments of the SVH PT Pros!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It's Week #3 of Winter Conditioning! This time, Dave and Kelly lead you through Compound Sets: Deadlifts x 20 > Mountain climbers x 30-60seconds (repeat 4x) Gluteal bridges x 20 > Plank x 30-60 seconds (repeat 4x) Walking lunges x 20 steps > Jump Ropes: single/double limb x 30-60sec (repeat x 4) Squatted heel raises x 20 > wall sits x 30-60sec (repeat 4x) Follow along on the video here. Questions or comments?...

Healing and Health through Physical Therapy

Healing and Health through Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is hands-on, collaborative care between a patient and a practitioner that aims to ease pain and help a person function, move, and live better. It can both prevent and heal chronic or acute injury. At St. Vincent, PT is an essential clinic and offers traditional therapies along with some new innovations for pain management, injury prevention and general physical conditioning and fitness. It’s helpful to know about two...

St. Vincent’s Brand Refresh Roll-Out

St. Vincent’s Brand Refresh Roll-Out

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] LETTER FROM THE INTERIM CEO, CORBIN LOGAN   “The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson If health is indeed wealth, the Sisters of Charity who founded St. Vincent Hospital in 1879 to care for fortune-seeking miners were unquestionably the thought leaders of the day. Since then, St. Vincent has been a constant in Leadville and Lake County. Its historic roots continue to shape the organization today. Now we’re poised to open the...

Meet Jeremiah Grantham – NRP, Ambulance Services Director

Meet Jeremiah Grantham – NRP, Ambulance Services Director

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Paramedic Jeremiah Grantham leads the team prepared to respond to 911 calls and emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in the 400-square-mile Lake County service area. He is uniquely qualified to run Ambulances Services, with his commitment to patient-centered care, wilderness skills, and Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) accreditation—the highest level of certification available to a paramedic. Jeremiah is accomplished in advanced life support, can administer a range of medications...

St. Vincent Health Joins Fight Against Opioid Addiction

St. Vincent Health Joins Fight Against Opioid Addiction

Colorado is unfortunately at the forefront of the nation’s opioid epidemic, with the 12th highest rate of prescription opioid misuse and abuse in all 50 states. Opioids are drugs that are used to relieve acute pain. Their use carries significant risk of long-term abuse and dependence, even when taken exactly as prescribed. In the worst case, opioid use can lead to accidental poisoning or fatal overdose. Colorado hospitals, and particularly the...

Meet Dylan Luyten, MD

Meet Dylan Luyten, MD

Dr. Dylan Luyten brings two decades of emergency medicine and leadership experience to St. Vincent. In addition to being an emergency room physician, Dr. Luyten serves as medical director of St. Vincent’s emergency medical services. Dr. Luyten, who attended medical school at Tufts University in Boston, brings humility, optimism and pragmatism to his practice. “The practice of emergency medicine is a privilege. It affords me the opportunity to make a real...

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