St. Vincent Health

Looking toward the future, St. Vincent General Hospital District has embraced the concept of a health campus where specialists, primary care, Lake County Public Health Agency, and other health-related offices reside in the old hospital building and synergistically complement services in the adjacent, new hospital facility.

822 W 4th St. Leadville, CO 80461

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822 W 4th St.

Leadville, CO 80461

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Love Yourself into Happy and Healthy Longevity

And as it relates to love, it’s hard to give love if you don’t love yourself. Let’s explore how self-love can unlock a life brimming with happiness and good health. Science shows that the art of self-compassion and self-love can be your secret weapons to unlocking emotional and mental well-being. For instance, practicing self-compassion can work wonders in reducing anxiety, depression, anger, and loneliness, while simultaneously building up your self-support and self-encouragement....

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How to Live Heart Healthy

The next four minutes could add years to your life. That’s how long it will take you to read this article and discover four essentials for taking care of your heart. St. Vincent Health can guide you towards healthier living through lifestyle assessment, coaching, and recommending appropriate tests or treatments suitable to your specific needs. We are also happy to help with referrals when necessary....

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The Best Care for Mr. Best

“St. Vincent Health helped me so I could finish healing at home with confidence.” Earl Best, a retired New York State Trooper and Leadville resident, was recently caught off guard by a medical condition which led to infection. After a ride in the ambulance to St. Vincent Health, an E.R. visit and subsequent inpatient stay - Earl and his wife Mary Ann Graham-Best are delighted with Earl’s continued recovery. The option to...

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Unmatched Emergency Care at St. Vincent

The emergency department at St. Vincent Health in Leadville, Colorado offers unmatched trauma care. From board certified emergency medicine providers to skilled nurses, paramedics, EMTs and patient care techs - patients receive extraordinary and immediate lifesaving care. At St. Vincent Health (SVH), we understand the fear and uncertainty brought on by a trip to the emergency room. We also understand that every moment counts. That is why we have invested in...

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Thank You Leadville ELKS!

St. Vincent Health and Lake County boast having the only Pediatric Occupational Therapy service in the central mountain region. This service was opened in 2021. Medical providers from Lake, Chaffee, Eagle, and Summit Counties – and beyond, refer their patients to St. Vincent Health and Occupational Therapist, Rachel Griffin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP....

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New Administrator to Join SVH

SVGHD Board Chooses Top Leader Bringing Interim Status to a Close Andrew (Andy) Dreesen, BSW, MPA, CPHQ has accepted the position of the permanent administrator at St. Vincent General Hospital District (SVGHD) and St. Vincent Health (SVH). He will begin his role by September 1, 2023. As an employee of Cypress Healthcare, LLC, the hospital’s management company, Dreesen will take over for Interim CEO John Gardner who came out of retirement to...

January is Thyroid Awareness Month

Did you know that approximately 30 million Americans suffer from a thyroid condition? And it’s estimated that up to half of that population is undiagnosed. While thyroid conditions can happen to anyone, women are five times more likely to be affected. January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, and we are here to break down the basics for you....

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