The four family physicians with Salida Family Medicine have signed contracts
to become HRRMC-employed physicians, effective Sept. 30. The new HRRMC Salida Family Medicine
practice will be located in the HRRMC Medical Clinics building, 550 W.
Hwy. 50, Salida.
Drs. James Wigington, Ashley O'Hara, Vanna Irving and Stephanie Earhart
will all move to the new location, and Salida Family Medicine's First
Street office will be closed. The final day clinic patients will be seen
at the First Street office is Friday, Sept. 27. The practice will reopen
on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the new location on Hwy. 50.
Care will also continue at the practice’s outlying clinics in Cotopaxi
The physicians have sent a letter to their current patients letting them
know of their relocation and that patient medical records will transfer
automatically to the new practice unless the patient directs them to send
their medical records elsewhere.
"Salida Family Medicine (SFM) approached the hospital recently to
explore employment options," said HRRMC’s VP Business Development
Peter Edis. "After considerable discussion, it was ultimately decided
that hospital employment would ensure a seamless continuity of care between
SFM patients, physicians, and the many services and specialists that HRRMC
has to offer; while also enhancing the SFM physicians' ability to
do what they do best, provide high quality care to patients, without having
to deal with the many challenges inherent with private practice. We are
extremely excited to welcome them to the HRRMC family."
In the coming weeks, the hospital will be preparing the Hwy. 50 clinic
space and purchasing any needed equipment for the new HRRMC family practice.
More details about the opening of the new clinic will be released as they
become available. For more information, call 719-530-2417.