Kiowa County Hospital District
1208 Luther Street
Po Box 817
Eads, Colorado 81036-0817
(719) 438-5401(719) 438-5401
(719) 438-
In Memory of Dr. Jeffrey R. Waggoner
May 4th, 1946- October 28th, 2015
We have lost, physically, a beautiful soul, a gifted Physician, and an incomparable human being.
We have gained, forever, a life-time full of memories with lessons, philosophy, wisdom and brilliant stories from this gentle man that so many were honored and lucky to call him their father, grandfather, brother, doctor, colleague and friend.  We were all so blessed to have him part of our life. We will miss him everyday. Please remember that he loved this community and was truly invested and completely committed to helping, guiding, and supporting the economic, mental, and medical growth of the residents here and the surrounding communities.
KCHD asks that you take the time out of your day, to think about his family and pray for their peace in their time of sorrow. We also ask you to remind those in your life that you love and appreciate them every day, for our days here physically on this earth can be taken from us very quickly and un-expectantly.
Memorial contributions can be made to the: Jeffrey Waggoner Memorial Fund in care of Kiowa County National Bank PO Box 847 Eads, CO 81036-0847
Kiowa County Hospital District is currently searching for a MD, Doctor of Medicine, or DO, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, to join our Care Team. Experience the opportunity for growth and satisfaction of practicing medicine in a rural community.  Please call (719) 438-5401(719) 438-5401 and speak with our CEO, Tristen Sheridan to discuss this opening in further detail or with any questions.
Weisbrod Hospital Business Offices and Eads Medical Clinic will be closed to observe the Thanksgiving Day Holiday on Thursday, November the 26th, and Friday, November the 27th. The Eads Medical Clinic will be closed on Saturday, November the 28th as well.  If you have a medical emergency,
please call 911 or
come to the Emergency Department at
Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital.
The Mission Statement of Kiowa County Hospital District is to create a healthy community through access to quality, friendly, state-of-the-art health care and health education.
Quality Care Team

Dr. David Lenderts MD, Interim Chief of Staff
Dawn Back, PA-C
Dr. Fred Feinsod, MD ECU Medical Director
Dr. Tim Richardt PT, Physical Therapy Director
Wendy McDowell, RN, Director of Nursing
Jodi Stolzenberger, RN, Staff Developement Coordinator

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KCHD Welcomes Permanent Placements in our
Physical Therapy Department
Kiowa County Hospital District is pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Richardt and Joseph Zinger will be joining our Care Team in our Physical Therapy Department.
Dr. Tim Richardt has accepted the position of Physical Therapy Director. Originally from the Mid-Atlantic area, Tim moved to Colorado in 2012 to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University and enjoy our great Colorado lifestyle. Tim received extensive training in orthopedic manual therapy, sports and movement analysis, and the management of common cardiopulmonary and neurological conditions. Tim received hands on training at a variety of sites and facilities, including a Parkinson’s treatment facility and a clinic exclusively specializing in the treatment of lower back pain. Additional training has been followed up in the areas of:
  • SFMA (selective functional movement assessment) and FMS (functional movement screening) and their application and benefit to athletic and non-athletic populations
  • The LSVT BIG program for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
  • Assessment and treatment techniques offered by the PRI (Postural Restoration Institute) with an emphasis on breathing and asymmetrical movement patterns
  • Medical Diagnosis Treatment offered by the McKenzie Institute for the treatment of low back and neck pain
  • Chronic pain management
  • Strength, conditioning, and skill program development for athletic teams
Personally, Tim enjoys running, weightlifting, hiking, and skiing and is excited to offer his knowledge and expertise in the field of Physical Therapy to our community.
Joseph Zinger has accepted the position of Physical Therapy Assistant. Joe was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Denver in 2011 to attend school and to start a new life in the Rocky Mountain State. Joe graduated in 2012 from Pima Medical Institute with an Associate of Occupational Science in Physical Therapy Assistant. He has recently achieved and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant in October of this year. Joe has worked in varying clinic settings, from Skilled Nursing, Acute Care, and Out-patient. He enjoys working with a variety of patients that offer different levels of complexities, as well as being able to getting to know his patients.
Joe “practices what he preaches”, so in his free time you will find him exercising and doing PT conditioning. He enjoys anything in the outdoors, from hiking, summiting 14ers, rock climbing, running, cycling, horseback riding, camping. He also enjoys checking out breweries, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.  Joe offers individual personal training. He loves to travel and when he gets the chance he looks forward to some amazing future trips out of the country.
Tim and Joe are great additions to our Care Team here at Kiowa County Hospital District. Please, do not hesitate to come up and visit with them about any question or concern you might have regarding their specialized trainings, or if you are just curious about what Physical Therapy is and how it affects your medical health.

Board of Directors

Gary Aughenbaugh, Chairperson
Robert Woods, Vice Chairperson
John Negley, Secretary/Treasury
Roland Sorensen
Cathryn Anderson
Dennis Pearson
Lori Shalberg
Craig Kerfoot
Sylvia Shields
Kim Harris
KCHD History
  1. Swingbed (skilled nursing services)
    Swing bed services are to help inpatients as they transition from acute care for an illness or surgery to returning home. Often assistance is needed during recovery before you are able to care for yourself at home. Each patient's needs are evaluated, and a care plan is put into place. The care team consisting of the Provider, nurses, therapists, social worker, the patient's family, and of course the patient. The care team determines goals and plans to reach those goals. Swing bed services are paid by Medicare, Medicaid, and many private commercial insurances. If you have questions about our Swingbed services, please contact: Kelly Darnell Social Service Director (719) 438-5401 ext. 147
  2. Physical Therapy
    This service is designed for those circumstances where the process of aging, injury, or disease threatens movements and function. The programs begins with an assessment and evaluation of physical problems and limitations and ends with maximal functional strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and mobility skills. This is accomplished with the appropriate interventions and treatments including: ◾Spine and Extremity rehabilitation ◾Sports rehabilitation ◾Joint and soft tissue mobilization ◾Functional mobility training ◾Gait and balance training ◾Neuromuscular re-education ◾Therapeutic exercise ◾Aerobic conditioning ◾Pain evaluation and treatment ◾Equipment prescription (ambulation devices and orthoses)
  3. Specialty Clinic
    Our speciality clinic offers services in the following scopes: Cardiology Dr. George Gustafson Dr. Barry Smith Podiatry Dr. James Yakel Ultra Sounds Ultra Imaging Sleep Studies Rocky Mountain Sleep Resource Chiropractor Dr. Sean Oquist Massage Therapy Ashley Gooden, MT Kenan Gooden, MT
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