Nestled at 10,152 feet of elevation in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, St. Vincent Hospital is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital serving the rural area of Lake County and North America’s highest city of Leadville, Colorado.
The mission of St. Vincent General Hospital is to provide the best possible continuum of healthcare services to meet the health needs of persons in Lake County and surrounding areas. These services will be provided in a quality, cost-effective and accessible basis, and achieve a balance between community needs and available resources. We will reflect the caring and noble nature of this mission in all that we do.
From the Administrator:
Thank you for visiting our website, I am happy to provide you with information about St. Vincent General Hospital District.
The minute I rounded the corner onto Harrison Avenue in Leadville I knew this charming town was where I would live. That was in the spring of 2013 when my husband, Jerry, and I visited Leadville and the surrounding areas while I interviewed for the position of hospital CEO. Later that day, as I met hospital staff and was so impressed by their caring and commitment to their patients, I knew I wanted to be the next CEO of St. Vincent Hospital. I am proud to say I filled the position in April of 2013.
St. Vincent General Hospital District has a rich tradition going back over 125 years when nuns from the Sisters of Charity-Leavenworth, KS came to Leadville in 1879. Leadville, then a booming mining town, was in desperate need of a hospital and the Sisters of Charity came to answer the call. From 1879 until the present, St. Vincent Hospital has served the area, meeting the health care needs of its citizens with the same commitment found in the Sisters of Charity.
Throughout the over 135 years of service, St. Vincent has evolved to meet the ever growing needs of the area. Currently our hospital offers home health, physical therapy, home oxygen, acute care, and long term and swing bed care. The hospital also has full lab services, a modern radiology department, 24/7 ambulance service and fully staffed emergency department. St. Vincent offers inpatient and outpatient therapies and surgeries as well as full support staff for all services. Our family practice, St. Vincent Hospital Leadville Medical Clinic, is open six days a week to meet any of your health care needs.
To prepare St. Vincent for the future we are currently fund-raising to remodel our surgery area. It is our dream to build a surgery area that will enable us to offer additional surgery services close to home. As the Sisters of Charity were confident of their fund raising ability, we too are confident we will be able to reach out and receive the support we need to fulfill our mission.
Just as the Sisters of Charity looked to the future with full commitment to serve the health care needs of the area we too look to the future to meet your health care needs. It is our goal to continue the dream the Sisters of Charity had for St. Vincent. At St. Vincent we are honored to inherit such a rich tradition and look forward to the future and many more years of service to the area.
- Joyce Beck, St. Vincent Hospital CEO
September 25, 2014
Monthly public hospital Board of Directors meeting. Length of meetings vary.