Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is holding an open house for three new physicians on its medical staff, Thursday, Nov. 2, from
5 to 6:30 p.m., in the hospital atrium near the main entrance, 1000 Rush
Dr., Salida. This event is free and open to the public.
Kathryn Echols, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist who joined Central
Colorado Dermatology in Salida in April. Dr. Echols earned her medical
degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed an internship
with The Colorado Health Foundation, and a residency at the Medical University
of South Carolina. Dr. Echols also completed a fellowship in dermatopathology
at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a fellow of the American
Academy of Dermatology.
Amy Hills, M.D., joined the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center as a board-certified
family medicine provider in September. Dr. Hills earned her medical degree
from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed her internship
and residency in family medicine with St. Mary’s Family Medicine
in Grand Junction. After completing a clinical rotation with Mountain
Medical Center in Buena Vista during her residency, she decided that she
wanted to practice medicine in a rural mountain town.
Wendy Oatis, M.D., J.D., is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology
and internal medicine. She officially joined HRRMC Oncology Services in
May, but has provided coverage at HRRMC since August 2016. Dr. Oatis graduated
with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Maryland,
and a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to her medical training, Dr.
Oatis has a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She practiced
law for 11 years in Washington, D.C., before attending medical school.
Everyone is welcome to attend the open house. Food will be provided by
RustingRam Catering. For more information, call 530-2217.