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Obstetrics Providers


Dr. Matthew Burkley, M.D.

Dr. Burkley is an international instructor in maternity care and is an associate clinical Instructor for the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He was physician advisor for Monarch Ski Patrol from 1999-2015 and has been voted as the Best Physician in the “Best of Salida Reader’s Choice Poll” on two occasions. Dr. Burkley and his wife, Lezlie, moved to Colorado in 1994, and to Salida in 1997. They have two children. In addition to spending time with his family, Dr. Burkley is fluent in Spanish and enjoys skiing, biking, gardening, and traveling.



Dr. Meggan Grant-Nierman, D.O.

Dr. Grant-Nierman is a Colorado native whose father was a family physician in rural eastern Colorado. She saw firsthand the joy he had providing care to their community and chose to follow in his footsteps. Dr. G-N Dr. G-N is honored to be a part of a family’s care through life’s journey. She is excited about the way First Street Family Health has integrated a behavioral specialist into their pregnancy and well child care with close monitoring and early intervention for pregnancy related mood disorders. Meggan and her husband Josiah moved to Salida in 2012 and have enjoyed integrating into this wonderful community. Josiah is a small business owner and enjoys hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation. Meggan enjoys hiking, cooking, volleyball, and spending time with her family and dogs.



Dr. Vanna Kay Irving, M.D.

Dr. Vanna Kay Irving is a board-certified Family Physician who completed her fellowship in obstetrics. She was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas where she graduated medical school from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Irving is most passionate about supporting mothers and young families during and after pregnancy, but also enjoys providing care to the entire family. She is the mother of two children and enjoys rock climbing, skiing, and mountain biking.



Dr. Dan Lombardo, M.D.

Dr. Lombardo graduated medical school from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine in 2012. His medical interests include caring for patients of all ages, women’s health and reproductive care, pediatric care, primary care, and skin care – including mole removal and biopsies. Dan is also fluent in Spanish. His wife, Megan, is a local musician, piano teacher, and accompanist. They have a daughter, Nora. Like most Colorado transplants, they came here for the people and the mountains. They enjoy the Salida community and the wilderness that surrounds it.



Dr. Ashley O’Hara, M.D.

Dr. Ashley O’Hara is a board-certified family physician. Originally from a small town in Upstate New York, she completed her residency in Grand Junction and has been practicing in Salida since 2013. She practices office and hospital-based family medicine from newborns to adults of all ages. Her special interests include obstetrics, women’s health, and pediatrics. She provides outpatient services in both Salida and Saguache, and delivers babies at HRRMC. Ashley enjoys baking, travelling, and spending time in the outdoors with her husband and daughter.



Dr. James Wigington

Dr. James Wigington, M.D.

Dr. James G. Wigington is a family medicine doctor in Salida, Colorado and is employed by Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center at the Salida Health Center on Highway 50 in Salida. He also travels to the Saguache Health Center to provide family medicine in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. He earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, and his residency from the Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. His medical areas of interest include pediatrics, gynecology, surgical obstetrics, and sports medicine.


Family Birthing Center Nurses


Joni Baker, RN

In 2011, Joni began her labor and delivery career as a nurse’s aide, then she transitioned to the nursing role after completing her nursing degree. Throughout her career, she has held an active role in childbirth and breastfeeding education for community members. She believes collaboration with our community is the key to helping parents be successful. Currently, she serves as the supervisor of the Family Birthing Center. While she is still responsible for some patient care, her goal is to support a wonderful group of nurses in their journey to success. Joni said Salida is fortunate to have a team so focused on the exceptional care of women and babies. At home, Joni is a wife and mother to four children. Her family enjoys biking, skiing, hiking, rafting, and camping. She loves vacationing in new places and enjoys trail running.



Lindsay Haarmeyer

Lindsay Haarmeyer, RN

Lindsay has been a labor and delivery nurse since 2010. She loves being part of one of the most special days of a family’s lives and finds it to be an honor to be present for a birth. Lindsay lives in Salida with her Husband and daughter. She is originally from Minneapolis, MN, but has been in Salida since 2003. Lindsay enjoys running, skiing, mountain biking, rafting, reading, and gardening.



Tracey Hill

Tracey Hill, RN

Tracey has worked in the Family Birthing Center at HRRMC since 2004, beginning her career in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at a large hospital. She loves empowering women during labor and preparing families for the transition to home with their newborns. Tracey believes in facilitating the birth experience that a couple desires while providing for the safety of both mom and baby. In addition to patient care, she enjoys teaching classes at the hospital to employees and patients. Tracey and her husband Ben have lived in Salida since 2004. Ben is a local small animal veterinarian. When not caring for Salida’s babies and pets, Ben and Tracey can be found supporting the active lifestyles of their four children, Annie, Ember, Cal, and Mallory.



Lorrie Hocke

Lorrie Hocke, RN

Lorrie joined the HRRMC Family Birthing Center in 1989, spending all but three years in that department. She taught prenatal birthing classes for 20 years, American Heart Association CPR for 15 years, and neonatal resuscitation for almost 20 years. Lorrie said she finds her job gratifying as it allows her to help women before, during, and after their birth experience through coaching and education. She finds each birth and first few days thereafter unique. Lorrie resides in Salida and spends her time away from work, sewing, reading, hiking, and visiting grandchildren.



Elizabeth Krasnow, RN

Liz has been working in the Family Birthing Center at HRRMC since 2009. She has specifically been a labor and delivery nurse since 2007 and said she couldn’t imagine doing any other job. Liz lives in Buena Vista with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Her passion lies in encouraging, supporting, and helping a mother get through her most vulnerable moments during her journey to motherhood. Outside of being a nurse she enjoys rafting, paddle boarding, hiking, and traveling.



Mary Beth Netz, RN

Mary Beth graduated from the University of New Mexico as a nurse in 1978. She started out as a medical surgical nurse for one and a half years, then transferred to labor and delivery. She has worked in the Family Birthing Center at HRRMC since 1996. She loves helping women get through their labor experience as best as possible and then helping them get started with breastfeeding. She also loves to read, walk, swim, and visit her grandchildren.


Mandy Reiff, RN

Mandy Reiff, RN

Mandy lives in Westcliffe, Colorado and has been at HRRMC since 2017. She runs the local Mothers of Preschoolers group and is part of the breast feeding coalition in Westcliffe. She likes to knit and paint in her free time. Mandy worked as a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse in Kansas City for more than 12 years and has always been interested in labor and delivery. She said she loves that the Family Birthing Center operates similarly to stand alone birthing centers back in Kansas City, which gives laboring moms a lot of control over their labor and delivery experience. She enjoys supporting and coaching moms through the labor and birthing process.



Bobbie Sturrock

Bobbie Sturrock, RN

Bobbie graduated from the Colorado University School of Nursing in 1985, and then was a camp nurse while studying for her boards. While there, a mother went into active labor while dropping off her child, but before she landed in Labor and delivery/newborn care, she lived in Boston where she worked as a travel nurse in several large hospitals and gained experience across multiple specialties. She also completed massage school and worked in a pottery coop. Her and her husband moved to the North Carolina Mountains where their son was born. She had a wonderful year there and was able to attend numerous home births with an experienced lay mid-wife. Her daughter was born in Massachusetts. Two years later they moved back to Colorado where she worked at St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville in labor and delivery, but also worked Home Health and Hospice for HRRMC. Twenty years ago she moved over to labor and delivery at HRRMC, which is now known as the Family Birthing Center. She loves supporting women and their partners during one of the most significant events of their lives. She is grateful to live in a mountain town that has a place like the Family Birthing Center. She enjoys many outdoor sports, yoga, reading, and travelling near and far.



Kim Mund

Kim Mund-Wolkenbreit, RN

Kim has been an obstetrics nurse since 1999 and has worked in hospitals, a midwifery clinic, has been a home birth assistant, and nurse home visitor. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), has been a lactation counselor (CLC) since 2004, and teaches childbirth and breastfeeding classes. Kim is honored to work among caring and wise coworkers at the Family Birthing Center and they have the great privilege of supporting women in labor and providing guidance in the care of their newborn. Giving birth is a pretty special time and she feels grateful to witness the magic of it all. When not spending time with her family, you might find her at the hot springs, on the trails, seeing music, or out walking her donkey. She loves living in the Arkansas River Valley and working at HRRMC.


Pelvic floor services for obstetrics patients

Pelvic health physical therapists at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical center have collaborated with community physicians and obstetric nurses to create a unique program focused on improving the pregnancy and postpartum experience for women in our community. These physical therapists have specialized skills aimed at injury prevention during delivery, improving impairments such as pain and incontinence, patient education to promote early recognition of concerning signs and symptoms, and when to seek out help from a pelvic health physical therapist. The physical therapy maternal care continuum includes a third trimester visit, a hospital postpartum visit, and a postpartum outpatient visit.

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