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Coronavirus Testing and Antibody Testing Costs Covered

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” [...]

Hospital Board Election

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 [...]

New ambulance for Lake County

St. Vincent Hospital 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 […]

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 Hospital is steadily moving forward with new hospital construction, newly elected board members are seated, and we took delivery of our […]

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. […]

At-Home Workouts from St. Vincent PT Department

Doctors of Physical Therapy David Cimino and Kelly Bergkessel lead workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home! Follow along with three of their informative and fun videos below. Dave’s EMOM workout is here. Kelly’s spring conditioning workout, and, Dave’s AMRAP workout. Enjoy!

Thoughts on Independence

With this unusual spring transitioning to an atypical Fourth of July celebration and summer in Leadville and Lake County, I’ve been considering the concept of independence. It’s particularly relevant for our high-country community of self-sufficient individualists. Independence is a conspicuous strength of St. Vincent Hospital, too. As the St. Vincent General Hospital District is a […]

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 […]

July progress drone footage posted

Check out the progress on St. Vincent’s new hospital at this YouTube link.

Meet Arianna Palma: Multi-Tasking Clinic Director!

Arianna Palma is very visible on the front line and equally active behind the scenes at St. Vincent. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of several critical functions, Arianna is the Clinic Director and Director of Provider Services, and also the Front Desk Manager. In her roles she puts policies and procedures in place, looks critically […]

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 […]

St. Vincent Hospital 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 […]