Kiowa County Hospital District
1208 Luther Street
Po Box 817
Eads, Colorado 81036-0817
(719) 438-5401
We are requesting that our community band together and ask that your prayers and thoughts are with Dr. Waggoner and his family in his recent and sudden illness. We ask that you pray for his comfort, peace, and for him to be able to return home to us all.
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.
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. Jeffrey Waggoner, MD, Chief Medical Director
Dawn Back, PA
Dr. Megan Silva, MD
Dr. David Lenderts, MD
Tim Richardt PT, Physical Therapy Director
Wendy McDowell, RN, Director of Nursing
Jodi Stolzenberger, RN, Staff Developement Coordinator
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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
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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