From a very young age Amy wanted to work with people and help people.
She was particularly concerned about inequities for people with special needs. This eventually drew Amy to Occupational Therapy. Amy received her degree in Recreation Therapy from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo Michigan. Today, Amy can hardly believe that she has been a healthcare provider for 35+ years.
Amy was drawn to St. Vincent Health (SVH) when her daughter, Mariah, had been a nurse at SVH and spoke positively about the staff, work environment, and the Leadville community. Amy developed a deep love for Leadville as a visitor and happily stepped up to fill an occupational therapist opening in the Therapy Services department at SVH.
Specializing in lymphedema and edema treatment, Amy is thrilled to able to bring her care and expertise to Lake County residents.
Offering treatments and services that allow people to stay close to home to receive care is high on Amy’s priority list. She is excited to help develop programing for lymphedema/edema management for people in the Leadville community. Amy also looks forward to offering other occupational therapy services that will benefit the community.
Family is the most important thing in Amy’s life. She and husband Johan feel blessed to have two amazing daughters, Mariah and Lindsey; and treasure their time together. The Kuitse family are both dog lovers and lovers of all-things outdoors in the Rocky Mountains (they should fit right in – in Lake County!)
Amy appreciates St. Vincent’s focus on patient care as a team effort to deliver what the patient needs.
“St. Vincent Health is a special small-town hospital. It proves how collaboration and team work is always beneficial to patient care,” commented Amy.