Salida, Colorado-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has added two physicians
to the medical staff. Claud Bays, M.D., will provide hospitalist coverage
and Kendall Lee, M.D., will provide services in the emergency department.
Dr. Bays, a board-certified internist who specializes in geriatric medicine,
will join HRRMC's hospitalist team and will see inpatients who do
not have a local primary care provider or whose PCP has requested the
hospitalist follow their patient while hospitalized. He earned his medical
degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington.
He then completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Kentucky
followed by a residency in internal medicine at St. Luke's Hospital
Dr. Bays has been practicing as a hospitalist since 2008. In addition to
HRRMC, he provides coverage at Evans Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson.
Dr. Lee is board certified in emergency medicine and provides coverage
in the HRRMC Emergency Department. He earned his medical degree from Harvard
Medical School in Boston and completed a residency in emergency medicine
at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago.
Dr. Lee and his family relocated to Salida from Australia where he had
practiced as an emergency medicine specialist since 2012. Prior to his
time in Australia, Dr. Lee provided emergency medicine at several hospitals
and clinics in New Mexico. He also served as medical director for TriState
CareFlight, LLC in Arizona as well as several fire and police departments
in the Southwest.
If you would like info about any physicians at HRRMC, please visit www.hrrmc.com
or call 719-530-2217.