Latest News – March 22

Former CFO Returns to St. Vincent Hospital

Ric Eisenring has returned to St. Vincent Hospital as Interim Chief Financial Officer. 

Interim CFO Ric Eisenring

Interim CFO Ric Eisenring

Eisenring was CFO at St. Vincent Hospital in the early 2000’s for a term just shy of three years. He left St. Vincent Hospital for Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, New Mexico, where he served as CFO until recently.

“The community is lucky to have Ric back, he and his wife are very active civically,” said Carol Glenn of Centennial Real Estate.

The interim position became available when former hospital CFO, Jim Van Hoet resigned.  As with Van Hoet, Eisenring is an employee of Quorum (QHR), the hospital’s management group.  Eisenring has stated he may have interest in the permanent CFO position.

Eisenring commented, “My wife and I are very fond of Leadville and Lake County, while in Taos, we always felt that Leadville was our second home.”


St. Vincent Hospital Welcomes New Physical Therapist

After eight years of living in the Denver metro area Andy Hofer had bumped into someone he knew only once at the grocery store. In a city like Leadville, that is unimaginable. 

Welcome Andy Hofer

Welcome Andy Hofer

It is also a big reason why Hofer, a Physical Therapist, recently joined the staff at St. Vincent Hospital. 

As a 9 year employee of  Nasa Space Flight Center, Hofer assisted on the Hubble Space Telescope repair missions. Upon successful installation of the hardware on the Hubble he decided to spend less time behind a desk and more time with people. That is when he chose a career in Physical Therapy. Hofer obtained his Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado in 2004.   He has worked with a variety of patients from high level athletes to geriatrics. 

Hofer’s passions include bump skiing and motocross.  Andy, along with his wife and daughter, recently purchased a home in Leadville and is looking forward to integrating with the community.

“Andy is a perfect complement to St. Vincent Hospital Physical Therapy. He looks forward to working with our Extended Care clients, as well as Home Health patients.  We are excited he has joined our staff”,  said Von Kilpatrick, Chief Nursing Officer.

Andy joined existing staff members, Chris CJ Jenness, MSR PT and office manager Patty Ouellette. St. Vincent Hospital Physical Therapy Department is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. You can reach them directly at 719-486-7180. 

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