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HRRMC Hosts Open House For Four New Providers On Nov. 16

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is holding an open house for four new physicians on its medical staff, Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the hospital atrium near the main entrance. This event is free and open to the public.

Vanna Irving, M.D., is board-certified in family medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and did her internship and residency in family medicine at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. Dr. Irving then completed fellowship training in obstetrics at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina. She provides family medicine and obstetrics at Salida Family Medicine.

Kendall Lee, M.D., a board-certified emergency medicine physician, earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed his emergency medicine residency at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. He recently relocated to Colorado from Australia where he had practiced emergency medicine since 2012. Dr. Lee works part-time in the HRRMC Emergency Department.

Yvonne Rollins, M.D., is board certified in electrodiagnostic medicine and neuromuscular medicine. She practiced neurology in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, before relocating to Salida this year. She earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, where she also completed her internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology. Dr. Rollins is fellowship-trained in neuromuscular medicine. She performs EMGs at the hospital and sees neurology patients at the HRRMC Medical Clinics in Salida.

James Schmidt, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati. Dr. Schmidt was a postdoctoral fellow in pharmacology and cell biophysics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for three years before completing a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Stanford University. He completed another fellowship in endovascular and coronary intervention at the Arizona Heart Institute and Foundation. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Schmidt is with Colorado Springs Cardiologists and is based full time in Chaffee County. He sees patients in the hospital's Specialty Clinic and at the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center.

The open house will be catered by Michelle Gapp. For more information, call 530-2417.