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.
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:
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
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.
Kim Kegu Member at Large – Board Chair Term through May 2020 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Donnelly Member at Large
Shirley Hoffacker Member at Large Term through May 2020 email@example.com
Francine Webber Member at Large
Craig Stuller Member at Large