Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is holding an open house for
four new hospital-employed physicians on Monday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 6:30
p.m., in the hospital atrium lobby near the main entrance, 1000 Rush Dr.,
Salida. This event is free and open to the public.
The open house will also give patients and friends an opportunity to wish
Dr. Harry Payton well in his retirement. Dr. Payton had provided ENT services
in Chaffee County since 2011 and is an HRRMC board member.
Michele Streeter, M.D., is a board-certified otolaryngologist who specializes
in the medical and surgical treatment of the ear, nose and throat (ENT).
She earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences
Center in Denver, and completed a general surgery internship and otolaryngology
head and neck surgery residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler
Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Streeter sees patients at HRRMC
Ear, Nose and Throat at 920 Rush Dr. in Salida. Her office is located
in the same office where Dr. Payton practiced in the Wentz Foot and Ankle
Specialists building on the hospital campus.
Bradford Moss, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified urologist who returned
to HRRMC in January. Dr. Moss practiced at HRRMC Urology Services from
2012 – 2015 before taking a sabbatical and relocating to Kansas
City, Kansas. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami
School of Medicine and did his internship at Akron General Medical Center
in Akron, Ohio. He completed his residency in urology through Northeastern
Ohio University College of Medicine. Dr. Moss is a Fellow of the American
College of Surgeons and sees patients along with Drs. Mancini, DeRosa
and Nelson at the HRRMC Medical Clinics, 550 W. Hwy. 50, in Salida.
Karen Johnson, M.D., FACS, has provided surgical services at HRRMC since
January 2012 through Surgical Specialists of Colorado (SSOC). She will
continue to see patients as an HRRMC-employed physician rather than through
the SSOC practice. She earned her medical degree from Texas A&M University
and completed her residency in general surgery at the Hospital of Saint
Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Johnson is board-certified in general
surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has a special
interest in diseases of the breast and has been instrumental in establishing
HRRMC’s Center for Breast Health. Her office remains in the same
location in the hospital.
Charles Bellows, M.D., FACS, is board-certified in general surgery and
earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, now
part of Drexel University, in Philadelphia. He completed a surgical residency
and research fellowship through the Department of Surgery at Tulane University.
Dr. Bellows is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and sees patients
along with Dr. Johnson at HRRMC General and Trauma Surgery in the former
SSOC office location in the hospital.
Everyone is welcome to attend the open house. Food will be provided by
Kalamatapit Catering. For more information, call 530-2217.