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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.

822 W 4th St. Leadville, CO 80461

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822 W 4th St.

Leadville, CO 80461

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Expanded COVID-19 Testing Options Available In Leadville

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are new developments and advancements for COVID-19 testing in Lake County, resulting in a shorter turnaround time for test results. These new processes and procedures for faster testing came about with new equipment purchases by St. Vincent Health (SVH) and Rocky Mountain Family Practice (RMFP). In addition, rapid testing kits have been distributed to SVH and RMFP by Colorado Public Health and Department of Environment (CDPHE) via Lake County...

What is Speech Therapy?

What is Speech Therapy? Communication is a critical skill, vital to learning, working, and other daily interactions. When health conditions impact communication, a person called a speech-language pathologist or speech therapist can help. In this evolving healthcare specialty, speech therapists can teach patients how to manage speech clarity, comprehension—and mechanical aspects that impact communication—as well as chewing and swallowing. Adults may need speech therapy after a stroke, traumatic accident, brain injury, Parkinson’s...

Gratitude and a Different Thanksgiving

Gratitude. For me, it’s often that contented and happy feeling when things go really well. But what if it could mean more than that? With our Thanksgiving holiday approaching, I reflect that gratitude is about awareness and acceptance of our world, how it changes and being grateful for belonging in it. I’m working on making gratitude become a perpetual thing that I feel multiple times per day, and not for just the big...

Brett Antczak to Lead St. Vincent Health as Chief Executive

The St. Vincent General Hospital District (SVGHD) board of directors voted unanimously for Brett Antczak - MHA, CMPHE, to fill the top leadership role at St. Vincent Health at a meeting on Oct. 22. Antczak is expected to be on site soon to begin his new position as CEO. “I’m excited to join the team at St Vincent Health. I admire their enthusiasm, dedication and focus on patient care and service...

July is UV Safety Month

July is UV Safety Month

It’s the Cancer You Can See, So Look for It: July is UV Safety Month If we were to give you a pop quiz right now about how to prevent sun damage, we think you'd score 100 percent! (The answers, of course: apply 30+ SPF sunscreen often and liberally, seek shade, stay out of midday sun and wear a hat and protective clothing.) You likely also know that at 10,000 feet...

Why is your Annual Visit Important?

DAD, Are You Protecting Your Health?

This month we’re celebrating dads and grads and reminding our community about the importance of the annual routine physical examination. Its role is to help men and women of all ages stay in tip-top health. Lots of people will see their physician or provider for acute or episodic medical issues but skip their annual exam. St. Vincent’s Joette Eyser – NP-C, has made it her goal to reinforce its importance. Your provider...

2019 Hospital Audit, Another Strong Year

2019 Hospital Audit, Another Strong Year

As spring transitions to summer, and as June marks the halfway point in 2020, we have much to celebrate. Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented to our community and our organization, St. Vincent Health is steadily moving forward with new hospital construction, newly elected board members are seated, and we took delivery of our new ambulance. Not only that, last week our CPAs delivered their comprehensive annual audit report,...

New ambulance for Lake County

New ambulance for Lake County

St. Vincent Health is grateful to have received our new ambulance in mid-May 2020! The new ambulance was made possible by 50% funding from the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment EMTS provider grant. The project included an ambulance, safety equipment, Motorola and Kenwood communications equipment, a new Zoll heart rate monitor/defibrillator, a Stryker Power Load cot and stair chair. The total cost is $213,392.54. The new ambulance is a Ford...

Hospital Board Election

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is with gratitude to all of our dedicated board members that we announce the 2020 SVGHD election results. The new directors for the SVGHD Board are: Aleta Bezzic -incumbent board chairman (Term, 2023) Jonathan Burk (Term, 2023) Saige Bertolas (Term, 2022) These results may change, we will accept UOCAVA ballots until May 13. Then the canvassing board will determine the official winners before the 22nd of May.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Coronavirus Testing and Antibody Testing Costs Covered

Coronavirus Testing and Antibody Testing Costs Covered

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Coronavirus Testing and Antibody Testing Costs Covered The Cares Act mandated that nearly all insurance companies cover 100% of testing related to COVID-19. This includes fees from the provider visit, the specimen collection, and laboratory test. Insured patients can expect that we will bill their insurance and that there will be no “out of pocket” expense related to testing. Additionally, St. Vincent Health and Rocky Mountain Family Practice are part of Federal...

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