HRRMC hosts open house for new general surgeon

January 23, 2012

Salida, Colorado - Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is hosting an open house for new general surgeon, Karen Johnson. M.D., on Monday, January 30, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Medical Clinics, 550 West Highway 50, Salida.

Dr. Johnson is with Surgical Specialists of Colorado and began a full-time general/trauma surgery practice at HRRMC on January 2.

Dr. Johnson relocated to Salida from New Haven, Conn., where she worked for 17 years in private practice as a general surgeon. She was affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Hospital of Saint Raphael and Temple Surgical Center. Yale-New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for Yale Medical School and is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.

"We are very excited to welcome Dr. Johnson to the medical staff at HRRMC and to the local community," said the hospital's Chief Executive Officer Ken Leisher. "We feel very fortunate to be adding a surgeon with her wealth of experience and talents, as well as a strong desire to live and work in rural Colorado."

Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Johnson has a special interest in diseases of the breast. She earned her medical degree from Texas A&M University and completed her residency in general surgery at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. She also holds a master's degree in nutrition.

Dr. Johnson's offices are located in The Medical Clinics. She can be reached at 610-530-2000.

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