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Salida Family Medicine to join the HRRMC team

The four family physicians with Salida Family Medicine have signed contracts to become HRRMC-Drs. James Wigington, Ashley O'Hara, Vanna Irving and Stephanie Earhartemployed 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 and Saguache.

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.