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St. Vincent Hospital serves the rural area of Lake County and North America’s highest city of Leadville, Colorado. In 1879 the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas opened Leadville’s hospital to care for the hardscrabble miners that were drawn to the community. Now celebrating 139 years, St. Vincent Hospital continues the tradition of caring for the residents and visitors of Lake County and surrounding areas.

Gary Campbell, CEO

Update from our CEO

Today’s St. Vincent Hospital: A Team, A Community and an Unceasing Focus on Rural Healthcare

When you consistently take steps toward the future, challenges are overcome. St. Vincent Hospital is proof. The team at St. Vincent Hospital is finding success every day by taking strategic and measurable steps toward living our mission and providing high-quality healthcare to our patients.

There are 1,800 governmental special districts that are members of the Special District Association of Colorado (SDACO).  On September 14 Kimberli Kegu, board chair of St. Vincent General Hospital District (SVGHD), accepted SDACO’s 2018 J. Evan Goulding District of the Year Award.

The J. Evan Goulding District of the Year Award was established by SDACO’s Board of Directors to spotlight a district that demonstrates exceptional leadership and community spirit.  The hospital district received the award in recognition of overcoming challenges in recent years and sustaining hospital care in Lake County.  We have accepted this award on behalf of our community and patients. It is you that we strive for and you who motivate us to always do our best.

Some recent wins for SVGHD include:

Looking ahead:

A new hospital facility continues to be in discussion and a goal for the near future. The U.S.D.A. loan for the construction of a new hospital is committed until 2021. We are reevaluating the plans that were designed in 2016 in efforts to design the best facility for Lake County.

I close this letter with gratitude. It is our mission and calling to care.  I am so thankful to carry out that mission for our Lake County friends and neighbors and work side-by-side with our dedicated team.


Gary Campbell, CEO

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St. Vincent General Hospital District:

St. Vincent Hospital is a Colorado Special District a Quasi-Municipal Corporation bound by the Rules and Regulations of The State of Colorado.

The Board of Directors, elected by the voters of the special district, provide oversight, strategic direction and have the fiduciary responsibility for St. Vincent Hospital.


Meetings are regularly scheduled for the fourth Thursday of

the month, at 1:00 pm.  The agenda and Board Meeting schedule are

posted for public inspection at the Lake County Courthouse,

The US Post Office on Fourth Street and St. Vincent Hospital.

The public is welcome to attend all meetings and make public comment.



Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists on the Board of Directors of the St. Vincent General Hospital District.  The term of office expires at the next regular election on May 5, 2020.  Any interested elector may file a letter of interest in such position by mail to the attention of Kristi Galarza, at 822 W. 4th Street, Leadville, Colorado  80461, or by email to  The letter of interest must include the interested party’s residential address and an affirmation that the interested party is an eligible elector of the St. Vincent General Hospital District.  An eligible elector means a person who is registered to vote in the state of Colorado and who is a resident of the special district or who, or whose spouse or civil union partner, owns taxable real or personal property situated within the boundaries of the St. Vincent General Hospital District, whether or not such person resides within the boundaries of the District.  For questions regarding the position, please contact Kristi Galarza at 719-486-7160.  The Board of Directors desires to fill the vacancy by appointment at its regular meeting on January 24, 2019.



Kim Kegu  Member at Large  – Board Chair  Term through May 2020


Shirley Hoffacker Member at Large Term through May 2020


Francine Webber Member at Large

Term through May 2022


Craig Stuller Member at Large

Term through May 2020




2017 Audit SVGHD Financial Statements 2017

SVGHD Financial Indicators 2017

District Transparency Notice

St. Vincent Hospital Bylaws