Centura Health Establishes Affiliation with St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville to Increase Access to Care and Services

Agreement will enhance quality, safety and scope of services provided to residents of Leadville and Lake County.

Andrew Wineke
Centura Health
Manager, strategic communications
303-804-8222 (desk) 303-204-4990 (cell)

Agreement will enhance quality, safety and scope of services provided to residents of Leadville and Lake County.

ENGLEWOOD, CO - (Aug. 5, 2013) Centura Health and St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville, Colo., have signed an affiliation and services agreement that will ensure that residents of Leadville, Lake County and surrounding communities have access to high-value care. The affiliation establishes an expanded system of care for St. Vincent Hospital, giving residents and health care providers greater access to the leading health care network in Colorado and western Kansas.

St. Vincent Hospital becomes the eighth independent affiliate to join the Centura Health network, along with San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa, Colo., and Conejos County Hospital, in La Jara, Colo. (now combined as San Luis Valley Health); Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida, Colo.; Middle Park Medical Center in Kremmling and Granby, Colo.; Lincoln Community Hospital and Nursing Home in Hugo, Colo.; Goodland Regional Medical Center in Goodland, Kan.; and Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte, Colo.

Both Centura Health and St. Vincent Hospital believe health care should be delivered locally whenever possible, and will partner through this independent affiliation agreement to provide specific resources and services that support development of shared programs that complement and expand clinical services. The collaboration also promotes sharing of best practices amongst clinical professionals including education, development and overall talent management.


  • Across the nation, the challenge to deliver high-quality, high-value health care beyond city boundaries is growing.
  • Keeping health care local contributes to a communitys livability and economic viability and is a critical consideration for the rural provider.
  • Centura Health is committed to building systems of care that connect our operating entities and health care partners via a seamless network of excellence, delivering health care when and where they are needed.
  • By sharing best practices across our integrated delivery network, we elevate the level of care we provide in every setting from preventative care to rehabilitation.


  • Centura Health and St. Vincent Hospital share a common vision and commitment to delivering high-value care to our communities, said Gary Campbell, president and CEO of Centura Health.
  • Through our affiliation, we will work together to improve access to care and services in Leadville and surrounding areas.
  • This agreement promises to bring new services to St. Vincent and to support the high quality of care we have provided our community for more than a century, said Joyce Beck, CEO of St. Vincent Hospital. Centura Health has shown that it is committed to working with communities to deliver care locally whenever possible.
  • Affiliating with Centura Health allows St. Vincent Hospital to remain locally controlled and responsive to the needs of our community, but gives us access to the resources and expertise of the states leading health network, said Nancy Boeve, board chair, St. Vincent Hospital. By working with a partner like Centura Health, we can offer the highest level of care to Leadville and Lake County.

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About Centura Health

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 16,200 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, seven senior living communities, 17 health neighborhoods, home care and hospice services, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.

About St. Vincent Hospital

Nestled at 10,152 feet of elevation in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, St. Vincent General Hospital is known as the highest hospital in North Americas highest city of Leadville, Colo. Founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1879 to care for a growing population of miners, St. Vincent provides medical service to Lake County residents and visitors. St. Vincent is a 25-bed critical access hospital that provides general medical services for a wide variety of acute illnesses, as well as 24/7 emergency medicine, family medicine, surgery, post-operative care, long term care, home health care, physical therapy, radiology and home oxygen. Learn more about St. Vincent Hospital at www.svghd.org.