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Winter Conditioning – Compliments of the SVH PT Pros!

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 [...]

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 […]

St. Vincent Secures Half Million Dollar Grant for Surgical Suite Equipment

St. Vincent General Hospital District (SVGHD) was awarded a $535,297 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF). The grant will be used to purchase large equipment items for the surgical suite in the new hospital, which is currently under construction and set to open in early […]

St. Vincent’s Brand Refresh Roll-Out

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 [...]

Meet Jeremiah Grantham – NRP, Ambulance Services Director

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 [...]

Maximizing Balance, Fulfillment and Health in Lake County

Health and happiness: these two things are top of mind for St. Vincent Health! Together with Lake County Build a Generation and Lake County Public Health, we’re collaborating on the countywide Health & Happiness Project and we’re seeking your partnership and participation. We’re asking residents to weigh in with a short online survey and/or community […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

July progress drone footage posted

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

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 […]

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!

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. […]

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 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 […]

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 [...]

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” [...]